One Eleven Initiative

CAPTI: Faculty & Staff

Marilyn Snow

Director: Marilyn S. Snow, Ph.D., NCC, LPC, RPT-S

Dr. Snow is an associate professor in Counselor Education in the department of Leadership and Counselor Education. She has over 25 years experience as a mental health counselor, and 15 years experience working with children. She has published in the area of play therapy, attachment, trauma and dissociation. She worked for the Georgia Council on Child Abuse as director of the 24-hour helpline, and interned with the special child abuse prosecutor in DeKalb County, Georgia. She was the director of Oxford Play Therapy Training Institute (OPTTI), a non-profit center providing play therapy services and training opportunities. She is the founder of CAPTI, an institute at The University of Mississippi, developed to replace OPTTI and continue research in the area of play therapy. She has been qualified as an expert witness in cases of child abuse in the state of Mississippi, and has consulted on cases pertaining to child abuse and play therapy throughout the United States. She presents each year at the Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference on play therapy in the courtroom and legal perspectives on play therapy. She serves on the board of directors for the Association for Play Therapy.
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Tony Michael

Clinical Director: Tony Michael, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS

Tony Michael is a third-year doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at The University of Mississippi. He received his master's in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2006 and his bachelors in Social Work from Georgia State University in 2003. Tony has over 12 years of experience in mental health care. He is a licensed professional counselor in the states of Mississippi and Texas, a nationally certified counselor, and an approved clinical supervisor. Tony also hopes to receive certification as a Registered Play Therapist in the fall of 2013. His research interests include patterns of relating, counselor development, play therapy, and child-parent relationships. Tony currently serves as the Clinical Director at CAPTI.

Charlotte Brunetti

Mental Health Counselor: Charlotte F. Brunetti

Charlotte F. Brunetti (Chaley) is a recent graduate in Counselor Education at The University of Mississippi. She received her master's in Counseling with an emphasis in play therapy in 2013. She received her bachelors in Child Development with a minor in special education. Chaley has provided play therapy for the past two years. She is a nationally certified counselor. She hopes to receive licensure for the state of Mississippi and certification as a Registered Play Therapist by fall of 2014. Chaley currently works as a clinician at the Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute (CAPTI). Her main interest includes Child Centered Play Therapy with children who experience trauma, emotional distress and developmental issues.

Bethany Kennedy

Mental Health Counselor: Bethany Kennedy

Bethany Kennedy is a recent graduate of The University of Mississippi with a Master's degree in Leadership and Counselor Education in community counseling. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Ole Miss. She is a nationally certified counselor. She hopes to receive licensure for the state of Mississippi and certification as a Registered Play Therapist by August 2014. Bethany began her work at CAPTI in August 2012, providing play therapy services as a graduate student. Her interests include attachment disorder, developmental delays, and working with children of divorced families. Currently, Bethany is earning her Education Specialist degree in play therapy at The University of Mississippi, and she is a mental health clinician at CAPTI.

Hewitt Rogers

Mental Health Counselor: Hewitt Rogers

Hewitt Rogers is currently enrolled in the Play Therapy Ed.S. program at The University of Mississippi. He received his M.Ed. degree in Community Counseling from The University of Mississippi in 2013 and was awarded his B.S. degree in Psychology from Mississippi State University in 2011. Hewitt has provided play therapy for children for a little over a year now and is working towards his licensure as a counselor for the state of Mississippi, as well as his certification as a Registered Play Therapist. He is also a National Certified Counselor. His research interests include play therapy and its use with children who exhibit aggression. Hewitt currently serves as a counselor at CAPTI where he works with children and adolescents.

Shilpa Shirur

Mental Health Counselor: Shilpa Shirur

Shilpa Shirur is a therapist at the Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute (CAPTI). She has completed her Masters in Counselor Education in 2012 at the University of Mississippi in community counseling. She received her bachelors in Sociology from the University of Mumbai, India. Shilpa has been involved with CAPTI since 2011 and has provided play therapy for the past two years. Shilpa's research interests include the use of play therapy for child victims of trauma and sexual assault. She is a nationally certified counselor. She hopes to receive her licensure for the state of Mississippi and certification as a Registered Play Therapist by spring of 2014.

Ashley Forester

Mental Health Counseling Intern: Ashley Forester

Ashley Forester is a third year Master's student in the Leadership and Counselor Education program at The University of Mississippi. In 2011, Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Theatre from The University of Mississippi. She is currently a Mental Health Counseling Intern at the Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute (CAPTI). After obtaining her Master's degree, Ashley plans to further her education through the Educational Specialist Degree for Play Therapy to become a Registered Play Therapist. Her interests include Child Centered Play Therapy with children who have experienced Post-Traumatic Stress, medical trauma, attachment disorders, and developmental issues.

Jennifer Gregg

Mental Health Counseling Intern: Jennifer L. Gregg

Jennifer L. Gregg is a second year master's student in the Leadership and Counselor Education Program at The University of Mississippi. She received her Bachelors of Science in Child Development at Central Michigan University in 2012. She is currently a Mental Health Counseling Intern at the Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute (CAPTI) in Oxford, Mississippi. After obtaining her Master's degree, Jennifer plans to further her education through the Educational Specialist Degree for Play Therapy to become a Registered Play Therapist. Her interests include helping victims of child abuse, domestic violence, medical trauma, and Post-Traumatic Stress.

Infanta C. White

Mental Health Counseling Intern: Infanta C. White

Infanta C. White is a second year Master's student in the Leadership and Counselor Education program at The University of Mississippi. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a theme in Child Clinical Psychology from Mississippi State University in 2010. She is currently a Mental Health Counseling Intern at the Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute (CAPTI). After obtaining her Master's degree, Infanta plans to further her education through the Educational Specialist Degree for Play Therapy to become a Registered Play Therapist. Her interests include Play Therapy with children who have survived natural disasters, children who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, children who have been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, and children who have been diagnosed with autism.