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Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig

Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, is an Assistant Professor in the Professional Counseling Program at Texas State University. She is licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Texas, a Registered Play Therapist, and an approved supervisor for professionals working toward their LPC or RPT. Dr. Hartwig has presented on play therapy, dropout prevention, and clinical supervision in local, regional, and national conferences. She worked at Communities In Schools of San Antonio, a non-profit dropout prevention agency, for 13 years. Dr. Hartwig specializes in play therapy and working with youth at-risk of dropping out of school. Her favorite play therapy resource is puppets.


E-mail: ekk6@txstate.edu
Phone: (512) 245-3757
Office: ED 4019

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, St. Mary’s University
  • M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Mary’s University
  • B.A., Psychology, University of North Texas
Research Interests:
  • Play therapy
  • Sandtray
  • Supervision
  • Women’s resiliency
  • Dropout prevention
Links of interest:
Association for Play Therapy - www.a4pt.org
American Counseling Association – www.aca.org
Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision - www.saces.org
Texas Association for Play Therapy – www.txapt.org
Texas Counseling Association – www.counseling.org
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors - www.dshs.state.tx.us/counselor/default.shtm
Communities In Schools - www.communitiesinschools.org