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IN BRIEF: Homeyer honored as director emeritus by Association for Play Therapy

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
November 5, 2014

Linda Homeyer

Linda Homeyer

Linda Homeyer, a professor in and former chair of the Department of Counseling, Leadership and Adult Education at Texas State University, was conferred the honor of director emeritus by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Board of Directors during its recent conference in Houston.

The award honored Homeyer, a licensed professional counselor-supervisor and registered play therapist-supervisor, for her lifetime achievements, contributions and service to play therapy and the association.

A prolific play therapy author and presenter at state, national and international conferences, Homeyer twice served as president of the association’s chartered Texas branch, editor of its quarterly newsletter, chair of its credentialing program and assisted establishment of the university’s Texas State Play Therapy Institute.

"Homeyer's leadership contributions to the advancement of APT and its mission are absolutely outstanding," said Jennifer Baggerly, chair of the board of directors.

Homeyer is only the sixth past director to receive the designation.

Play therapy is an approach favored by many licensed mental health professionals in the U.S. and 25 other nations to therapeutically use play to help clients better describe and resolve their problems. It is particularly effective with children because, just as adults use words to communicate ideas and feelings, children use play.

APT is a national professional society that provides research, training, and credentialing programs to assist those professionals. Additional information is available at www.a4pt.org.