portrait of d'arcy reynolds

D'Arcy Reynolds

Assistant Professor

Office:  Scully 405G


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Miami University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Miami University
  • B.Sc. (Hon.), Psychology, University of Victoria

Courses Taught

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Development of the Adolescent
  • Introduction to Personality
  • Psychological Development Across the Life Span
  • Psychological Perspective on Human Behavior (Online)

Social Media

Research Interests

  • Online Therapy, Therapeutic Alliance, Session Impact, Online Teaching, Professor-Student Rapport, Media Representations of Mental Disorders, New Age Therapy

Selected Publications

  • Young, S. L., & Reynolds, D. J., Jr. (2016). "You can be an agent of change": The rhetoric of new age self-help in Enlightened. Western Journal of Communication, 81(1), 1-20.
  • Reynolds, D. J., Jr., Stiles, W. B., & Hanley, T. (2015). The online calming effect: Does the Internet provide a more comfortable modality for conducting psychotherapy? In G. Riva, B. K. Wiederhold, & P. Cipresso (Eds.), The psychology of social networking: Identity and relationships in online communities (Vol. 2, pp. 17-28). Warsaw, Poland: De Gruyter Open.
  • Reynolds, D. J. (2014). How do client and therapists in online text therapy experience their exchanges and relationship? Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine, 12, 123- 127.
  • Reynolds, D. J., Jr., Stiles, W. B., Bailer, A. J., & Hughes, M. R. (2013). Impact of exchanges and client-therapist alliance in online text psychotherapy. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16(5), 370-377.
  • Reynolds, D. J., Jr., Hanley, T., & Wolf, M. (2012). Reaching out across the virtual divide: An empirical review of text-based therapeutic online relationships. In B. I. Popoola & O. F. Adebowale (Eds.), Online guidance and counselling: Toward effectively applying technology (pp. 64-90). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Reynolds, D. J., Jr. (2014, June). How do clients and therapists in online text therapy experience their exchanges? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Reynolds, D. J., Jr. (2012, October). Reviewing the evidence of whether a text-based therapeutic connection is possible online. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, Gary, IN.


Scully 404
Department of Psychology
One University Plaza, MS 5700
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701