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.
Lea recently completed her Master’s of Science in Counseling at Southern Methodist University. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. Lea served as the Clinical Intern at the Center for Family Counseling at SMU where she specialized in Play Therapy and Activity Therapy. Previously, Lea worked in a private practice that specialized in helping children and their families with learning differences.
Lea is passionate about helping children via Play Therapy and believes in each child’s unique ability to find safety and healing. Lea is particularly passionate about helping children who struggle with learning differences such as ADHD and receptive/expressive language learning differences like Dyslexia. She is especially sensitive to the emotional experiences of children with learning differences and recognizes the particular struggles these children face – such as wounded self-concepts and social difficulties. Having been diagnosed with Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia at a young age, Lea possesses a personal perspective about these difficulties. Lea strives to help children from this population to experience healing and to embrace their diagnoses as unique differences and abilities which offer a special viewpoint for learning and understanding – which is truly all their own.
- 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 ?