Teri V. Krull, LCSW, LLC

Teri V. Krull, LCSW, LLC, received her Masters of Social Work degree from Michigan State University in 1978 with a focus in family systems and resource development. She has completed postgraduate training in hypnosis, EMDR, child play therapy, social work, family and child intervention specific to divorce, childhood transition and resource development.

Ms. Krull has been in private practice for over 32 years serving as a parent coach/educator and a treatment specialist for children, adolescents and families. She is the Director of The Center for Positive Regard, a professional education center for the training and consultation of play therapists and social workers. Her prior work experience included: infant mental health; medical social work; school social work; parent education; coordination of community education programs; university graduate instruction and juvenile probation.

She has been a member of The Association for Play Therapy (APT) since 1985 and was APT’s Arizona’s statewide membership chair for ten years. Ms. Krull was a founding member of the Arizona branch of APT (AzAPT), and was its first President in 1993. In 2003, Ms Krull was awarded the honor, Arizona’s Leader in Play by the Arizona Association for Play Therapy. In 2007 she received the Distinguished Service Award by the same organization. Teri was recently recognized by the Arizona National Association of Social Workers with the Metro Phoenix – Branch 1, 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award followed by the Statewide NASW 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award for her service to clients and the profession of Social Work and Play Therapy in Arizona.

Ms. Krull served on the national board of APT from October of 1996 to October of 2002. She was national President in 1999 – 2000 and was the Co-Chair of the International Play Therapy Association Conference in 2000. She served on several national committees and headed the group that completed APT’s brochure designed for Managed Care. Ms. Krull continues to remain active in APT as a speaker for both state/national conferences and also serves on the APT Foundation Board.

Ms. Krull has taught and developed courses for Arizona State University’s Graduate School of Social Work in Play Therapy and Child and Adolescent Assessment. She lectures nationally on a variety of play therapy and social work topics and co-facilitates Camp PlayMore, a play therapy professional retreat, in collaboration with Joyce Mills, Ph.D. She also collaborates with Kevin O’Connor, Ph.D in facilitating European based therapy instructional intensives. She has provided staff and parent instruction for Charter Schools, supervisory services to counseling staff at local high schools and is a faculty instructor providing play therapy training to Child Psychiatric Residents.

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