San Antonio SandTray
Melissa Dilworth is an LPC-AT-S,ATR-BC and CCST Trainer from San Antonio, Texas. Melissa’s graduate studies at The College of New Rochelle, were focused primarily on psychodynamic theory, but other theories were explored throughout the program. Currently, Melissa works at Clarity Child Guidance Center providing outpatient therapy services for children and their families. She has been an Art Therapist for over 20 years working in a full array of settings with children, teens, adults and families. Throughout her long career as an art therapist, she has been a constant advocate for the art therapy profession and a dedicated, compassionate healer for children and their families. Melissa is also credentialed as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and Sandplay Practitioner by Sandplay Therapists of America.
LPC-AT-S #17604: Licensed Professional Counselor with Art Therapy specialization, Approved Supervisor, issued by the State of Texas, maintained by 24 continuing education credits every 2 years including a minimum of 4 hours in ethics plus a minimum of 6 hours in supervision.
MS Art Therapy: Masters of Science in Art Therapy, granted in 1995 from The College of New Rochelle; New Rochelle, New York
ATR-BC #97-144: Art Therapist Registered - Board Certified, issued by the Art Therapy Credentials Board, www.atcb.org
Registered Play Therapist-S, #S-1320: Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor, issued by the Association for Play Therapy, www.A4PT.org
Sandplay Practitioner: Issued by Sandplay Therapists of America, www.sandplay.org
CCST #1007: Certified Clinical Sandtray Therapist-Trainer, issued by Texas SandTray Association, www.txsandtray.org
Melissa Dilworth, MS is an APT approved provider 18-561; approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy.
Vicki Williams-Patterson, MCAT, LPC-AT, ATR-BC and CCST trainer, has worked as an Art Therapist since 1983. Her graduate education at Hahnemann University was strongly rooted in developmental psychology and psychodynamic theory, and she has continued with that orientation throughout her career. Since 1990, she has been conducting seminars on the therapeutic uses of art in the counseling process at local, regional and national conferences. Since receiving her graduate degree in Art Therapy, she has engaged in advanced professional training in the areas of trauma recovery, Jungian psychology, and SandTray Process. In November 2009 she received the American Art Therapy Association’s Annual Award for Clinical Services.
From 2013 – 2015, Vicki served as the President of the Texas Mental Health Counselors Association, a division of the Texas Counseling Association. She recently completed the training necessary for becoming a Certified Clinical SandTray Therapist.
LPC-AT #9021: Licensed Professional Counselor with Art Therapy specialization, issued by the State of Texas, maintained by 24 continuing education credits every 2 years including a minimum of 4 hours ethics.
MCAT: Master of Creative Arts in Therapy, granted in 1983 from Hahnemann University, now a part of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
ATR-BC #86-222: Art Therapist Registered - Board Certified, issued by the Art Therapy Credentials Board, www.atcb.org
CCST #1005: Certified Clinical SandTray Therapist-Trainer, issued by Texas SandTray Association, www.txsandtray.org