Denise was the recipient of two awards in 2009 from the Association of Play Therapy (APT) for:
- Professional Education and Training
- Public Education and Promotion
Play Therapy is a mental health modality; that is, a form of counseling or psychotherapy by which licensed mental health professionals use play-based models and techniques 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. Visit the About Play Therapy section of the APT website.
The Association for Play Therapy (APT) is a national professional society formed in 1982 to advance the play therapy modality and serve the research, training, and credentialing needs of its member counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and social workers. Licensed mental health professionals may earn and maintain its Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and Supervisor (RPT-S) credentials. Visit the APT website.