Department of Psychology, Sociology & Criminal Justice

Ms. Sandra Gilliland

Ms. Sandra Gilliland

Preparatory Hall, Room 309



  • M.A., Marriage and Family Counseling
    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2006
  • B.S., Psychology
    Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2003

Professional Experience

  • 2011-Present, Instructor of Psychology
    • As a full time Instructor of Psychology it is my responsibility to teach a full course load, advise students, hold office hours, participate in departmental projects and meetings, and assist with student activities. During this time I have taught Introduction to Psychology, Child Psychology, Human Development, and Abnormal Psychology.
  • 2006-2011, Adjunct Professor
    • As an adjunct professor it is my responsibility to teach and facilitate learning in the Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department. I have taught Introduction to Psychology, Child Psychology, and Human Development. I have taught in both the classroom and online. I have taught on the Claremore and Pryor campus. Classes Taught at RSU: Psy 3013 Abnormal Psychology, Psy 1113 Introduction to Psychology, Psy 3033 Developmental Psychology, Psy 3043 Child Psychology.

    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

  • 2008-2008, Adjunct Professor
    Seminary Extension, Claremore, OK
    • Teaching through the Seminary Extension center allowed me to teach independently with non-traditional students attempting to earn undergraduate level course work. Classes Taught at SEC: Introduction to Christian Counseling Claremore Campus.


  • 2006, Counselor Intern
    Family and Children's Services, Tulsa, OK
    • In order to complete the internship requirements for my degree I completed a 16-week internship with Family and Children's services. This position enabled me to work independently with families, couples, and children.
  • 2005, Counselor Intern
    CASA Hope Inc., Cuttoff, LA
    • As part of my degree requirements I participated in an internship program that enabled me to have my own individual and family clients as well as lead psychotherapy groups. While working with CASA Hope Inc. I was also able to work in the local public schools with adolescents who had been expelled due to drug use or violence.
  • 2004-2005, Practicum
    River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Harahan, LA
    • As part of my degree requirements I completed a 16-week practicum under direct individual supervision and attended weekly group supervision under the direction of a licensed supervisor.

Skills/Trainings & Presentations

  • Introduction to Family Counseling, October 18, 2011 Presented at Rogers State University
  • Falling in Love with Family Therapy, February 10, 2010 Presented at Day Break in Tulsa, OK
  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy, March 19, 2010 Presented at Family & Children’s Services in Tulsa, OK
  • Family Therapy Workshop, April 18, 2008 Presented at Family & Children’s Services in Tulsa, OK
  • Extensive training in Brief Strategic Family Therapy
  • Wrote and implemented material for a 6 to 9 week Grief support group
  • Received certification to conduct Premarital and Marital Counseling using the Prepare/Enrich Material

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist