Appalachian Play Therapy Center
In support of the missions of Lindsey
Wilson College (LWC), the School of Professional Counseling (SPC),
and the Association for Play Therapy (APT),
The mission of the Appalachian Play Therapy Center (APTC) at LWC
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 SPC and mental health
professionals, advances play therapy research, and promotes play
and play therapy in the community.
The APTC is an Approved Center of Play Therapy Education by the
Association for Play Therapy (APT). For more information on play
therapy consult APT's website.
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and you can
contact us by phone at (270) 384-8155 (Dr. Crane's office phone
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The APTC offers play therapy services to the community through
Lindsey Wilson Counseling Services. To schedule an appointment
contact (270) 384-8150. All services are supervised by Dr.
Dr. Jodi Crane, LPCC, NCC, RPT-S is Associate Professor in the
SPC at LWC. She received her play therapy training at the
University of North Texas under Drs. Garry Landreth, founder of the
Center for Play Therapy (CPT) and leading expert in child-centered
play therapy, and Sue Bratton, current Director of CPT and Past
President of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). She is the
author of chapters in Landreth's Innovations in Play Therapy and R.
Van Fleet & L. Guerney's Case Studies in Filial Therapy (with
Sue Bratton) and in the forthcoming Integrating Expressive Arts and
Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents edited by E. Green &
A. Drewes. She is the first recipient of APT's Research Grant to
complete and publish her research in the International Journal of
Play Therapy. She is on the Board of Directors of APT and served as
President of the Kentucky Association for Play Therapy. She is also
a member of ACA, KMHCA, AAMFT, IAMFC, ACES, and ACC. In 2010, she
received the Terry Fontenot Play Therapy Award for her service to
play therapy in Kentucky. She and her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Crane,
have two children.