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Nazareth College is pleased to announce that Stephen Demanchick, associate professor of art therapy and director of the Nazareth College Play Therapy Center for Children and Families, has accepted the positions of vice president of the New York Association of Play Therapy (NYAPT) and editor of the International Journal of Play Therapy. Demanchick assumed his role as vice president of NYAPT earlier this month at the annual NYAPT conference in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and will serve in his new role as the journal editor beginning in September 2012, and assume the sole editor position in March 2013.
The NYAPT is a national organization dedicated to the advancement of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists. Founded in 1892 by Dr. Charles Schaefer, the APT is comprised of both international and U.S. members who share a wide range of theoretical orientations surrounding the field of creative arts therapy. The organization is committed to providing ongoing professional development, to provide a forum for open communication in this field, to inform the general public and mental healthy community about play therapy, and to advocate for children and their families.
As part of the APT, the International Journal of Play Therapy is intended to publish and circulate reports to further promote and develop the field of play therapy for professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals. The publication provides original research, theoretical articles, and substantive reviews of topics relevant to this field of study.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.