Professor Named APT Chair
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Mary Fry, LCPC, RPT-S, an associate professor at MidAmerica Nazarene University, was installed as chair of board of directors of the Association for Play Therapy on Oct. 15 during its annual conference in Sacramento.
A former private practitioner, Fry was instrumental in establishing the Approved Center of Play Therapy Education at MNU. She was elected to the board in 2007 and re-elected last year, serving as both its secretary and chair-elect.
Play therapy is a form of mental health counseling by which licensed mental health professionals incorporate the use of play to better communicate with and help clients achieve optimal mental health. 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 formed in 1982 to advance the field of play therapy. It sponsors research, training, and credentialing programs to assist the professional development of its nearly 6,000 member psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in approximately 25 nations. Additional information is available at www.a4pt.org.