CAPTI: Faculty & Staff
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.
Counselor: Lacy Crumrine, M.Ed., NCC
Lacy Crumrine is a third year doctoral student in Counselor Education at The University of Mississippi. She received her master's in Community Counseling with an emphasis in play therapy in 2009. She received her bachelors in Elementary Education with a minor in psychology. Lacy has provided play therapy for the past four 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 2012. Her research interests include play therapy and its use with children diagnosed with Autism. She is currently working on manuscripts and presentations for future publication and conferences. Lacy currently serves as a counselor at CAPTI.
Counselor: Amanda Winburn, Ed.S
Amanda Winburn is currently a doctoral student in the Counselor Education program at the University of Mississippi. She has over 10 years experience working with children in the schools and community mental health field. She is licensed as a K-12 teacher, school counselor, and administrator in the State of Mississippi. Currently her research interest includes cyberbullying, special education services, and play therapy. She has presented at numerous conferences and is currently working on manuscripts for publication. Amanda currently serves as a counselor at CAPTI and hopes to receive her RPT (Registered Play Therapist) Licensure by summer of 2012.