Professor Graduates from Association for Play Therapy Leadership Academy
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 [10:02 AM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College
Associate Professor of Human Services & Counseling Jodi Crane recently graduated from the Association for Play
Therapy Leadership Academy. Crane graduated from the program at
the annual APT convention, held Oct. 11-17 in Louisville, Ky.
The academy elevates the leadership skills of mental health
professionals who want to participate more effectively in the
governance and programs of APT, its 44 chartered state branches and
other community and professional organizations.
The six-month curriculum explores leadership concepts and the
fundamental elements of every organization. It also examines the
"Policy Governance Model" and how it more effectively defines the
roles, responsibilities and relationships between governance,
management and stakeholders.
Crane is a licensed professional clinical counselor with
expertise, as a registered play therapist-supervisor, in play
therapy. Crane is also director of the Lindsey Wilson Appalachian
Play Therapy Center.
Play therapy is a form of mental health counseling by which
licensed mental health professionals incorporate the use of play
when developmentally appropriate to better communicate with and
help clients achieve optimal mental health. It is particularly
effective with children because, just as adults use words to
communicate ideas and feelings, children use play.
APT is a national professional society formed in 1982 to advance
the field of play therapy. It sponsors research, training,
and credentialing programs to assist the professional development
of its almost 6,000 member psychologists, social workers,
counselors, and marriage and family therapists in about 25