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Crane Named to State Advisory Board

March 13, 2009

"The board advises the State Board of Health as they regulate marital and family therapy," said Crane. "To get to be a part of that - to get to influence the practice of marital and family counseling - is pretty exciting"

Board members are nominated by current marital and family therapists who are members of the Oklahoma Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. The board will meet six times a year, dealing with any filed complaints and issues related to licensing, to set education standards, and to regulate licensures.

Crane graduated from OBU in 1997 with a bachelor of arts degree in family psychology. He earned a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from OBU in 2000. He is a doctoral candidate at Oklahoma State University, pursuing a Ph.D. in human environmental sciences, specializing in family science.

He previously served as OBU's director of student services and university counselor. He became an assistant professor of psychology in August 2007.