Sue C. Bratton

Professor, Counseling and Higher Education, Director, Center for Play Therapy
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Office: 
Welch Street Complex 2 147
Phone: 
940-565-3864
Email: 
sue.bratton@unt.edu

Dr. Bratton is a professor in Counseling and Director of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas and the former clinical director in the Counseling Program at UNT. She has served on the Association for Play Therapy board of Directors for 4 years and is currently serving on the Executive Board as Immediate Past President. Dr. Bratton is a respected lecturer, author, researcher, and clinician with extensive experience in individual and group play therapy, activity therapy, and filial/family play therapy.

 

"She is known nationally and internationally for her training workshops and presentations and has presented extensively throughout the United States and in South Africa. Dr. Bratton has also served as a consultant to school districts throughout the United States and guest lectured at several universities. She is active in the professional community, both at the state, national and international committee level and has published on a variety of topics related to play therapy, filial/family play therapy, activity therapy, expressive arts, play therapy supervision, and play therapy research. She is probably best known for her recent publications based on her meta-analysis of play therapy outcome research. 

 

Credentials:

Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor, Certified School Counselor, Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor 

 

UNT Position: 

Professor of Counseling; Director, UNT Center for Play Therapy 

 

Teaching Areas: 

School Counseling, Play Therapy, Supervised Practice 

 

Research Interests: 

Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, ADHD in Children, Supervised Practice Involving Families in Children's Counseling 

 

Honors and Awards:

2010-2011 Chi Sigma Iota's Supervisor-Practitioner Award 

2010 UNT-International's Citation for Distinguished Service to International Education (co-recipient with Dr. Garry Landreth) 

2010 Texas Association of Parent Educators' Best Practice in Parent/Family Life Education Award 

2009 University of North Texas College of Education’s Faculty Research Excellence Award 

 

Accepted/In-press

The world of play therapy literature (5th ed.)

Bratton, S., et al.

UNT Center for Play Therapy Press

 

Published

A strengths-based parenting intervention with low income African American families

Sheely, A., & Bratoon, S.

Professional School counseling

 

Submitted

Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) with parents of sexually abused children

Bratton, S., Landreth, G., & Costas, M.

John Wiley

 

Published

Child-centered play therapy research: The evidence-base for effective practice

Baggerly, J., Ray, D., & Bratton, S.

John Wiley

 

Published

The professional counselor: Portfolio, competencies, performance guidelines and assessment

Engels, D., Barrio-Minton, C., Ray, D., & Bratton, S.

American Counseling Association"