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Welcome to Play Therapy Center

Upcoming Seminar: March  24, 2017

Working with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and other Aggressive Chlidren in Play Therapy: Limit Setting, Neurological Impact, and the Relationship (3 hours)

From 9am-12pm

Click here to register!

The Loyola University New Orleans Play Therapy Center & Counseling Department are Approved Providers of Continuing Education in Play Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.

APT Approved Provider # 10-273

NBCC ACEP #4281

Social Work Board: Approved

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!Loyola University New Orleans Play Therapy Center of Education & Research

The Loyola University New Orleans Play Therapy Center of Education and Research is the world's third such center designated by the Association for Play Therapy.

Director Dr. LeAnne Steen founded the center in 2008 and she maintains the designation by growing play therapy curriculum opportunities, publishing play therapy research, developing a play therapy library and maintaining a play therapy training laboratory. 

What is Play Therapy? 

Play therapy is a form of mental health counseling or psychotherapy by which licensed mental health professionals incorporate the use of play to better communicate with and help clients achieve optimal mental health. Play therapists are trained in play therapy philosophy, theory, and facilitation.

Find out more through the Play Therapy Counseling Research Guide!