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Linda Homeyer

Linda Homeyer

Linda E. Homeyer, Ph.D., LPC-S, and RPT-S, Professor of Professional Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology. She served as their chair, 2010-2014.

Dr. Homeyer also teaches internationally, including India, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Taiwan, and even on a cruise ship! She is a frequent conference presenter & speaker throughout the United States as well. She was named an Honorary Professor of International Studies by Texas State University.

Work as an investigator of child abuse led to her interest in counseling children. An advocate for children and play therapy, she served several years on the Texas Association for Play Therapy Board of Directors and served two terms as President of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Board of Directors. Dr. Homeyer is the 2013 recipient of APT’s Lifetime Achievement Award and named Director Emerita in 2014. She also received the university’s highest service honor in 2010, the President’s Award for Excellence in Service.

Dr. Homeyer co-authored Sandtray: A Practical Manual; The Handbook of Group Play Therapy; Play Therapy Interventions with Children's Problems; and The World of Play Therapy Literature, as well as many book chapters and journal articles. Her work is translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Spanish. Her most recent book in 2015 is Play Therapy in Malaysia, co-authored with Andrew Ng. Her current areas of interest include exploring spirituality in play therapy.

Office Phone: (512) 245-8677

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Ph.D., Counseling, University of North Texas
M.Ed., Counseling, East Texas State University
BA, Central Michigan University

Courses Taught

COUN 5358/5158: Dynamics & Processes in Group Counseling
COUN 5366: Intermediate Methods in Individual & Group Counseling
COUN 5369: Adolescents and Children Counseling Methods 
COUN 5373: Intermediate Methods in Play Therapy
COUN 5381: Sandtray Therapy Methods
COUN 5689: Clinical Practicum
COUN 5389: Site Based Internship

Research Interest

Child Sexual Abuse
Play Therapy
Sandtray Therapy