Play Therapy for Children

Play Therapy

"When we treat children's play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that's to be found in the creative spirit. . . It's the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives."

-Fred Rogers


Teri V. Krull, LCSW, LLC

Registered Play Therapy - Supervisor - APT
Diplomat in Clinical Social Work - NASW
LCSW - State of Arizona
LCSW-C - State of Maryland

Teri holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University (1978) and is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, credentialed since 1992. She served on the national board of the Association for Play Therapy from 1996 through October 2003 and was the organization's President in 99/2000. She was a founding spirit of the Arizona Association for Play Therapy and was their President in 1993. Teri currently is on the national board of the APT Foundation. She is a Diplomat in her field and is credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona and Maryland. Teri lectures nationally on topics related to play therapy, supervision, consultation, positive parenting, self-esteem and divorce. Ms. Krull has instructed graduate courses in Play Therapy and Child and Adolescent Assessment at Arizona State University and other Arizona based colleges and is currently adjunct staff at Maricopa Integrated Health Services. Her work history includes employment as a school social worker, medical social worker, teacher, juvenile probation officer, community educator, women's resource center counselor and university resident advisor.


  • 2010 - Lifetime Achievement Award - State Award
  • 2010 - Lifetime Achievement Award - Dist. 1
  • 2007 - Distinguished Service Award
  • 2003 - Outstanding Leader in Play Therapy

Teri is the Director of The Center for Positive Regard, a play therapy education and supervision center and also has a 35 year private practice specializing in the treatment of children and families with 45 years experience in the field of social work. She is a nationally recognized presenter in play therapy and professional supervision. 


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