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.
Kristina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with an early childhood endorsement from Abilene Christian University and dual Master of Arts degrees in School and Professional Counseling from Amberton University. She taught six years in the public school system before entering the counseling profession in 2008. Kristina counsels individuals, couples, and children in her private practice setting. She is a member of the Association for Play Therapy.
Kristina has completed training on Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Institute of Child Development, an emerging family-based intervention model especially designed for children who have experienced relationship-based traumas such as institutionalization, multiple foster placements, maltreatment, and/or neglect. She has served as both director and clinical director for Camp Erin Dallas/Forth Worth, a weekend-long camp experience for children and teens who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Kristina is a trained facilitator in the PREPARE/ENRICH couples therapy program, which allows for counseling tailored to each couple’s relationship.
With her education and experience, Kristina brings a wide range of knowledge to families and children going through many different areas of struggle. Kristina sees clients ranging from age two through late adulthood. She provides play therapy for children; individual therapy for adolescents, teens, and adults; family counseling; and both marital and premarital couples therapy.
- 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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