The North Texas Chapter of the Texas Association of Play Therapy (NTC-TAPT) wants you to know about what is available to help support you in your important work with children. We are part of the Texas Association of Play Therapy and the Association of Play Therapy.

Membership dues is based on a calendaryear cycle from August to August. In other words, our members all renew at the same time each year, your membership year is not based on when an you joined.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of NTC-TAPT shall be:

  • To promote training opportunities, research and development of materials which further the practice of play therapy;
  • To encourage active communication among those involved in play therapy;
  • To establish contacts with various organizations for support; and
  • To promote sound play therapy practices in the interest of society and the individual.

PURPOSE

The purpose of NTC-TAPT is to:

  • Unite and provide a common meeting ground for persons involved or interested in the therapeutic use of child’s play;
  • Enhance the health, safety and well-being of children;
  • Advance the discipline of play therapy; and
  • Inform and educate the general public and the mental health and educational community about the play therapy profession.

Erica Sewell MS, LMSW, CAS

Treasurer NTC-TAPT

Biography

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Erica Sewell, MS, LMSW, CAS

I counsel children, adolescents, and families to help them to express their feelings and explore their inner strengths in an effort to promote positive change. My approach is practical and comprehensive, and my creative style helps to quickly establish a positive therapeutic relationship in a safe and supportive environment. I have extensive training and experience working with children and adolescents with a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges, including autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anger management, adjustment issues related to divorce, bullying, and other neurodevelopmental disorders, developmental disabilities as well as chronic/terminal medical illnesses.

I embrace working with parents of my child clients as I believe they are an integral part of their child’s treatment. I have expertise in parent training that is age appropriate and grounded in developmentally sound behavior management approaches.

 

Erica Sewell, MS, LMSW, CAS

Treasurer

NTC-TAPT

University Park Counseling & Testing, PLLC

6803 Hillcrest Avenue &

3405 Milton Avenue, Suite 208

University Park, TX 75205

972.825.6570

http://www.universityparkcounseling.com

 

Emerging Leaders

  • UNT: Audrey Malacara
  • SMU: Sarah Vaught
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The Lone Star Award is given by the Texas Association for Play Therapy to local chapters exhibiting outstanding service to membership and to the promotion of play therapy and the credentialing of Registered Play Therapists. Several criteria need to be met in order to receive this award and our Chapter is proud to have received the Lone Star Award the last six years! We’re proud to announce that we’ve received the Lone Star Award again this year at the 2015 Texas Association for Play Therapy Conference in Austin!

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