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 calendar–year 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Jason specializes in working with children, adolescents, and parents (individually, as a couple, or even the whole family together). He earned his master’s degree from the School of Social Work at the University of Iowa, with an emphasis on Family Centered Practice. Following this, he earned his Licensed Clinical Social Worker status after completing 3,000 hours of supervision, with additional hours and training to earn his supervisor status. He earned his Registered Play Therapist Supervisor credential in 2015. In addition, Jason is a parent of four children and has been married more than 20 years.
Some might argue this equals battle-hardened training, fast critical thinking skills and the ability to balance many delicate situations simultaneously!
– Jason is a mixed media artist whose pieces are in private collections in: Milwaukee, Chicago, Iowa City, Los Angeles, and Warsaw, Poland.
– Although he has been a worship leader for more than 20 years and can play guitar, bass and keyboards, he gets stage fright every time!
– Jason has unintentionally trained his four kids to duel with lightsabers like Jedi masters, so now he has to fight for his survival. His loving wife does not rescue him.
– Jason was so far into coffee, he actually roasted his own green coffee beans for several years! (But now settles for someone else doing it.)
Conducts professional development seminars throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex on a variety of topics including:
“Childhood Developmental Landmarks: What is Normal, What is Frustrating and What Needs Outside Help” (to area preschools)
“Treating Anxiety in Children” an interactive workshop for the Keller ISD Middle School and Elementary Counselors
“Families in Mental Health Wellness”
“Emotion Coaching – The Heart of Parenting” Workshops
“Working with Oppositional Defiant Children”
“Family Play Therapy”
“Using the DSM 5”
“Play Therapy Assessment Tools”
- 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!
Interested in Joining The North Texas Chapter of the Texas Association of Play Therapy ?