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The Institute for Play Therapy

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The mission of the Institute for Play Therapy (IPT) is to offer quality play therapy training to professionals in the community and to encourage play therapy networking, research, and resources.

Our goal in providing play therapy education is to enrich and challenge each participant’s knowledge, skills and practice. The the seminars are conducted in small groups to facilitate discussion and provide opportunities for experiential work. We remain committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workshops we offer and in our group of IPT facilitators and invited guest presenters. 

We offer seminars that include required reading in preparation for the full day of education and experience. This allows the participant to earn non-contact continuing education hours, in connection with the contact hours, therefore expanding the total credit hours. The readings also provide for a richer, more in-depth seminar experience.

Introducing Andrew

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The Texas State University Institute for Play Therapy, located in San Marcos, TX, is approved to offer continuing education through the Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider #12-336). The Institute for Play Therapy maintains responsibility for the program.

The Importance of Play Therapy featuring Dr. Linda Homeyer