Karen Doyle Buckwalter welcomes Dr. Catherine Tucker who will discuss her work with research and its applications in Theraplay.
Dr. Tucker is research director of the Theraplay Institute, maintains a private practice, and is a play & expressive therapist, supervisor, and trainer. Dr. Tucker is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a licensed school counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She earned her PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision at the University of Florida, and earned both her B.S. and M.Ed. at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Before becoming a therapist, Dr. Tucker was a school counselor for nine years at rural high poverty schools in North Carolina (most of those years were at a pk-3 school) before heading to UF for her PhD. She taught and coordinated counseling programs for 8 years at Indiana State University.
Dr. Tucker is active in the American Counseling Association and the Association for Play Therapy, and is president of the ACA division Association for Child & Adolescent Counseling.