Our Awards

Yvonne Williams Award of Merit for Innovative Service to the Profession of Play Therapy

Awarded to a Member of InAPT whose work has benefited the profession, its students, or its clients and has exerted influence through innovative approaches to training, supervision and/or clinical practice

Past Award Recipients of the Yvonne Williams Award of Merit for Innovative Service to the Profession of Play Therapy

2019 Jill Hunsberger
2017 Dr. Catherine Tucker
2016 Joyce Menchinger
2015 no award given
2014 Dan Lima
2013 Mary Lou Petrisko
2012 Gene Shadler
2011 Davi Stein
2010 Laura Recio
2009 Rebecca Carr
2008 Heather Maritano
2007 Shari Cassler
2006 Patty Scanlon
2005 Nancy Davis
2004 Rose Harrell
2003 Greg Hale
2002 Nancy Davis
2001 No record found
2000 Nancy Davis

Vivian Thompson Award of Merit for Contribution to Play Therapy

The recipient of this award:

  • Is not a member of InAPT
  • Must have made a noteworthy contribution to the area of Play Therapy over a five year period

Past Award Recipients of the Vivian Thompson Award of Merit for Contribution to Play Therapy

2013 ISU Clinical Mental Health Program
2012 Marsha McCarty
2011 Christine Raches, U of I
2010 Milestones
2009 Trails of Hope
2008 Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center
2007 Community Counseling Center
2006 Youth First, Inc, Dan Diehl
2005 Prevail
2004 Aspin Education Network
2003 Express Kids
2002 Prevent Child Abuse Indiana
2001 Beth Wilhouse
2000 No found record
1999 Cathy Graban

InAPT Award of Merit for Research in Play Therapy

  • This person must be a member of InAPT
  • This person has made significant research contributions to the field and has demonstrated a serious commitment to furthering the profession of play therapy

Past Award Recipients of the InAPT Award of Merit for Research in Play Therapy

2006 Dan Diehl
2000 Leslie Knight

Please email your nomination to our Past President, Janel Quillin at butterflyquillin@gmail.com by April 1, 2020. Nominations received after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration. Thank you for your nomination!

InAPT Award of Merit

The outgoing InAPT President receives an award for their dedication and service to the branch.

2019 Janel Quillin
2017 Susan Moody
2013 Heather Maritano
2011 Jennifer Pfaff
2010 Jennifer Pfaff
2009 Megan Pritchard
2008 Sara McCool
2007 Phyllis Brown
2006 Davi Stein
2005 Shari Cassler
2004 Laura Sullivan
2003 Mary Lynne Carpenter
2002 Lora Hays