2012-11-22 / Community News

Peterson Earns Credential

Denise Peterson, LPC-S, of Lexington, earned the prestigious Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor credential conferred by the Association for Play Therapy (APT), according to its executive director Bill Burns.

Peterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor and retired from Lexington ISD.

To become a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, applicants must have earned a traditional masters or doctoral mental health degree from an institution of higher education, 150 clock hours of play therapy training, five years and 5,000 hours of post-Master’s clinical experience, 500 supervised and 500 additional hours of play therapy experience, and be licensed or certified by their state boards of practice.

Play therapy is an effective modality by which licensed mental health professionals communicate with and help clients, especially children.

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