Delia Lujano, LPC, graduated from the Leadership Academy sponsored by the Association for Play Therapy at its Oct. 11 through 17 conference in Louis-ville.


Delia Lujano, LPC, graduated from the Leadership Academy sponsored by the Association for Play Therapy at its Oct. 11 thro-ugh 17 conference in Louis-ville.

The academy elevates the leadership skills of mental health professionals wishing to participate more effectively in the governance and programs of the association, its 44 chartered state branches, and other community and professional organizations. The six-month curriculum especially explores leadership concepts, the fundamental elements of every organization, and the progressive Policy GovernanceŠ Model and how it more effectively defines the roles, responsibilities, and relationships between governance, management, and stakeholders.

Lujano is a licensed professional counselor with expertise in play therapy, a form of mental health counseling by which licensed mental health professionals incorporate the use of play when developmentally appropriate to better communicate with and help clients achieve optimal mental health. It is particularly effective with children because, just as adults use words to communicate ideas and feelings, children use play.

The association is a national professional society formed in 1982 to advance the field of play therapy. It sponsors research, training, and credentialing programs to assist the professional development of its about 6,000 member psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in about 25 nations. Additional information is available at www.a4pt.org.