Dr. Sue Bratton, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S

Sue Bratton, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S is Professor Emeritus in the Counseling Program and Director Emeritus, Center for Play Therapy, at the University of North Texas, with over 30 years of experience as a practitioner and researcher. Sue is internationally known speaker and author with over 90 publications and 300 professional presentations in the areas of play therapy and child and family counseling with a specific focus on research examining the effectiveness of Child-Centered Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy. She is co-author of Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), the CPRT Treatment Manual, CPRT in Action, Child-Centered Play Therapy Research, and Integrative Play Therapy. Sue is a Past President and board member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). She is also recipient of many awards including the APT Lifetime Achievement Award, APT Outstanding Research Award, American Counseling Association (ACA) Extended Research Award, ACA Best Practice Award, American Humanistic Counseling Educator/Supervisor Award, and Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Practitioner Supervisor Award, to name a few. She is an active social advocate for children at the local, national, and international level, particularly underserved children who have faced traumatic life experiences. Her career-long passion and record of service is focused on making the world a place in which all children can receive the help and nurturing they need to reach their personal potential and lead productive and fulfilling lives.

Dr. Bratton will be conducting the workshops on
• Child-Centered Play Therapy: The Path to Healing from the Effects of Interpersonal Trauma (WS01)
• The Power of Involving Families in the Healing Process of Play Therapy (WS04)