Tuesday, March 15, 2011

About The Appalachian Play Therapy Center

Please stand by for a promotional message:

The mission of the Appalachian Play Therapy Center (APTC) at Lindsey Wilson College is to foster the mental health and development of children and families, especially those in the Appalachian region of the United States, through the processes of play and play therapy. To satisfy this goal, APTC provides play therapy services, offers play therapy training and supervision to students in School of Professional Counseling and mental health professionals, advances play therapy research, and promotes play and play therapy in the community.

LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., left, and
School of Professional Counseling Dean John Rigney join
Associate Professor of Counseling and Director of the Appalachian Play Therapy Center
Jodi Crane in March 2010
We are only one of 13 Approved Centers of Play Therapy Education through the Association for Play Therapy.  This has been a dream of mine for quite awhile to have this center based on that of my mentor, Dr. Garry Landreth, and founder of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Today I worked on our third annual play therapy conference.  (You can download a brochure at our webpage.)  I also developed a fan page on facebook and an account on twitter.

Here's an article about our second conference and another one about our first conference.  For photos from the second conference click here.

That's enough links for one post.

I am amazed at myself as I am starting to get this whole social networking/promoting thing.


  1. As of May 10, 2011, there are now 15 Approved Centers of Play Therapy Education throughout the U.S.

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