Dr. Garry Landreth | University of North Texas Special Collections

Name: Dr. Garry Landreth

Historical Note:

Garry L. Landreth earned his bachelor’s degree at Southeastern State College(1958), his master’s and doctor’s degrees at the University of New Mexico (1962 and 1966).  Dr. Landreth began teaching in the UNT College of Education in 1967.  In 1988 he founded the Center for Play Therapy, part of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the College of Education.  Dr. Landreth is Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy.  Dr. Landreth is the author of Play Therapy: the Art of the Relationship, Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) : A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model and Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CRPT) Treatment Manual.  Dr. Landreth received the following awards:

University of North Texas Regents Professor

Association for Play Therapy Lifetime Achievement Award

Association for Play Therapy Research Award

Meadows Honor Professor Award

President’s Outstanding Professor Award

Toulouse Scholar Award

Regents Distinguished Professor Award

American Association for Counseling and Development Humanitarian and Caring

            Person Award

Virginia Axline Distinguished Professional Award

Shelton Excellence in Teaching Award

Texas Association for Play Therapy Distinguished Contribution Award

University of North Texas President’s Award

Association for Specialist in Group Work Research Award

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Counseling Vision and Innovation


[The information was pulled from UNT Catalogs and the web sites for the College of Education, the Department of Counseling and Higher Education and the Center for Play Therapy."]

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