Dr. Turner specializes in the supervision and professional development of post-graduates. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in grief and loss, bereavement and hospice work, complex trauma, and identity and spiritual issues.
Promoting and increasing the field of play therapy is Dr. Turner’s passion. She presents locally and nationally on the ethical application of play therapy, sandtray therapy, and expressive therapies with children, adults, and families.
She is a Past President of the Texas Association for Play Therapy and is the current Chair of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Registration and CE Committee.
Dr. Turner is a reviewer for the quarterly Play Therapy Magazine published by APT, an approved APT Education Provider, and is an APT Leadership Academy graduate.
In 2017, she was recognized with the Emerging Leader Service Award by the Association for Play Therapy for her continuous dedication to the field of play therapy.
She is also the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Supervisor Award given by the Texas Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors.
What professionals are saying about training with Dr. Turner
Dr. Turner was not only my LPC and RPT supervisor, but someone who changed the course of my life. Her knowledge of Play Therapy is invaluable to the profession. She mentored me through every transition in my professional life and helped me to see the possibilities, even when I couldn’t.
Christina H., LPC, RPT
I couldn’t had find a better RPT-S in my journey to become a Registered Play Therapist. Dr. Turner’s nurturing mentorship and encouraging support has been essential in developing my clinical skills and confidence. Her play therapy trainings are full of knowledge and strategies I can use the very next day and her passion inspires me to continue to learn and grow personally and professionally!
Claudia O., LPC, RPT