Southeastern selected as approved Play Therapy and Education Site


Friday, December 17, 2021 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has been designated as a new Approved Center of Play Therapy Education. In earning the designation, one of only three in the state, Southeastern demonstrates an offering of extensive play therapy curriculum to mental health faculty, students and practitioners, said Associate Professor of Counseling and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor Laura Fazio-Griffith.
     “The Counseling Program became an approved provider for play therapy education by the Association for Play Therapy in 2018, which means that we can provide play therapy workshops for masters level clinicians and students who are pursuing the registered play therapist credential,” she said. “The Counseling Center offers at least one workshop per year in Hammond, Baton Rouge or virtually that is specific to play therapy education. The approved center is the next step in recognizing the Counseling Program’s commitment to play therapy education and research.”
     Named the Southeastern Louisiana University Play Therapy Education and Training Site, the center, through the Counseling Program, will develop more play therapy instruction, conduct research, and contribute to the advancement of play therapy in the community. Centers are approved for a three-year period.
     For more information, contact Fazio-Griffith at

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