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We are especially honored to have Professors Sue Bratton and Dee Ray among us. Both Dr. Ray and Dr. Bratton are studnts, friends and colleagues of Dr. Garry Landreth.

Dr. Bratton is Professor Emeritus, University of North Texas, and Director Emeritus, UNT Center for Play Therapy with 30 years of experience as a practitioner and researcher. Sue is nationally and internationally known speaker and author with over 90 publications and 300 professional presentations in the areas of play therapy and child and family counseling with a specific focus on CCPT and CPRT. She is co-author of Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), the CPRT Treatment Manual, and CPRT in Action, a demonstration video illustrating CPRT with adoptive families, as well as three additional contemporary edited texts. Sue is a Past President of the Association for Play Therapy (APT), recipient of the 2016 APT Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007 APT Outstanding Research Award, the 2011 Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Practitioner Supervisor Award, the 2013 ACA Best Practice Award, the 2013 AHC Humanistic Educator/ Supervisor Award, the 2014 ACA Extended Research Award, and several UNT teaching, research and service awards.

Dr. Ray is Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Counseling Program and Director of the Child and Family Resource Clinic at the University of North Texas. She has published over 100 articles, chapters and books in the field of play therapy, specializing in research specifically examining the process and effects of Child Centered Play Therapy. Dr. Ray is author of A Therapist’s Guide to Development: The Extraordinarily Normal Years, Advanced Play Therapy: Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice, and Child Centered Play Therapy Treatment Manual. She is a founding board member and past president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. She is current editor of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling and recipient of the Association for Humanistic Counseling Educator Award, Association for Play Therapy Outstanding Research Award, and Top 25 Women Professors in Texas Award. Dr. Ray supervises counseling services to community clients at her university clinic and leads a school outreach program providing play therapy to hundreds of children each year.
We are looking forward to the sharing of their experiences in the most recent development of Child-centered Play Therapy.

We hope that you will have a fruitful and rewarding experience.

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