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WV's Power of Play Therapy Center Helping Rural Child Therapists Receive National Certification
Logan, WV   June 13, 2022

West Virginia Power Of Player Therapy Center and director Beth Mullins-Hughes have successfully trained and supervised two rural West Virginia therapists in receiving advanced credentialing.

Stephanie Casto of Jackson County and Wendi Watts of Logan County were recently certified as RPTs (Registered Play Therapists) by the prestigious National Association for Play Therapy...

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Play therapy is serious help for traumatized youth
By Boothe Davis for the Logan Banner ... Sept 2, 2020

LOGAN — Beth Hughes has spent years using the power of play therapy to assist traumatized children. Now Hughes, the wife of Logan-based adoption attorney Bob Noone, is working to develop a new group of skilled play therapists here in Appalachia. Hughes spent much of her life in Alabama, where she had a practice for more than 20 years, but she is a native of Boone County, the daughter of T.R. and Donna Hughes. Her father was a former Boone County prosecuting attorney. A licensed independent clinical social worker, Hughes has been a social worker since 1992 and a clinical social worker since 1999...

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Therapist Renovates Bus Into Mobile Children’s Play Therapy Center
Princeton, WV (WOAY) ... June 24, 2020

A play therapist is going around Southern West Virginia in a renovated therapy bus to help children cope with psychological trauma. Beth Hughes grew up in the coal fields of Boone County, and eventually moved out to Alabama to start a private practice for children’s play therapy. Now, she’s come back to Southern West Virginia to bring therapy to kids on a mobile scale. According to her, play therapy is an essential service for traumatized children, but it just isn’t as available as it should be in West Virginia...

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Caring for Kids in Crisis with Play Therapy Expert Beth Mullins-Hughes

Beth talks with Blog Talk Radio host Burke Allen about how play therapy works, the effects of the pandemic on today's kids, kids being over-medicated, her mobile therapy bus that rolls across Appalachia, and more...

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