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LAPT 2019 Conference
Feb. 8-9, 2019
Liana Lowenstein
Creative Interventions for Traumatized Children

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Workshops & Conferences Committee

Wendy Q. Durant, LPC, RPT-S
Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor
Workshops & Conferences Committee Chair

Wendy DurantMs. Wendy Q. Durant, a compassionate therapist, inspirational educator, motivational speaker, skilled consultant, and driven businesswoman, is dedicated to service and helping others. Wendy is the founder and CEO of DuraCARE Counseling & Consulting Services, an outpatient behavioral health organization ( Wendy holds a Master's degree in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans, a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from the University of New Orleans. Ms. Durant is currently working on her doctorate in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration at Trident International University, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a Louisiana State Certified Guidance Counselor and Educator, a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), and a Louisiana State Board Approved Counselor Supervisor.

Wendy has over 10 years' experience in public education as both a teacher and school counselor, and 6 years ago, Wendy opened her agency, DuraCARE Counseling & Consulting Services, to help others cope with challenging life experiences, overcome addiction, and strengthen academic skills. DuraCARE Counseling & Consulting Services is nationally accredited by CARF, licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals as an outpatient substance abuse provider, and is licensed by the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health as a Substance Abuse Provider and Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, DuraCARE has an academic tutoring center, and a play therapy center, specializing in trauma treatment, child-parent psychotherapy treatment, and sex offender treatment. Wendy also serves as the secretary of the Louisiana Association of Addiction and Offender Counseling, and a regional chair for the Louisiana Mental Health Counselors Association. She was elected as President Elect-Elect and will begin to serve in that position in July 2018.

Workshop Site Coordinator

LeAnne Steen, Ph.D., LPC
Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor
Workshop Site Coordinator

Dr. LeAnne Steen is an Associate Professor at Loyola University New Orleans. She completed her doctoral education under the guidance of several renowned play therapists, including Dr. Garry Landreth, Dr. Dee Ray, and Dr. Sue Bratton, at the University of North Texas. In 2009, Dr. Steen worked with APT to develop the Loyola University New Orleans Play Therapy Center, the third in the world to be an Approved Centers of Play Therapy Education and Research. Dr. Steen is the Director of the Center which is highlighted in the September 2009 edition of Play Therapy Magazine. In addition to adding multiple play therapy courses at Loyola University, she recently published, Play Therapy in School Counseling (2012, IJPT); Spirituality in Child Centered Play Therapy (2012, APA book chapter, Spiritual Interventions in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy), in play therapy.