ETI Director Renee Turner, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S™

Renee Turner, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S™ is an author, researcher, and trainer with nearly 20 years of experience working in grief and loss, complex trauma, and identity and spiritual issues. Working from a Gestalt perspective, she values embodied awareness and relational practices using an expressive arts framework. Renee incorporates somatic and body-centered practices into her teaching, resulting in an interpersonal educational process. She has been an Association for Play Therapy Approved Provider (#11-302) since 2011 and has provided countless hours of training to Texas play therapists. Renee was honored to lead the research team responsible for establishing APT’s Play Therapy Competencies in 2020. Promoting and increasing the field of play therapy and expressive arts is Renee’s passion. She presents locally and nationally on the ethical application of play therapy, sandtray therapy, and expressive therapies with children, adults, and families. Professionally, she has held many service leadership positions including Past President of the Texas Association for Play Therapy and multiple committee leadership positions for the Association for Play Therapy. She also serves on the International Journal for Play Therapy and World Sandtray Association editorial boards. Due to her service and contributions to the field, in 2017, Renee was recognized with the Emerging Leader Service Award by the Association for Play Therapy for her continuous dedication to the field of play therapy. She is also the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Supervisor Award given by the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES). and Nancy Guillory Award by the Texas Association for Play Therapy.


  • Will I receive CE credit?

    Yes! Expressive Therapies Institute, PLLC is an Association for Play Therapy Approved Provider (#11-302). Please contact your state/national licensure board to determine if APT credit is accepted toward license renewal. All webinars and book studies are subject to non-contact credit. For live training sessions which offer direct contact credit, please visit

  • How long can I access training material?

    You have access to training material for 90 days.

  • Grievance and return policy

    Dr. Renee Turner adheres to all legal and ethical responsibilities and is committed to non-discriminatory practices. While every attempt is made to anticipate and resolve problems, complaints may still arise. Complaints pertaining to the speaker, educational material presented, or training facilities should be addressed with Dr. Renee Turner who will attempt to resolve the matter as quickly and easily as possible. If you are not satisfied with your course within 3 days of registration, we will issue a refund, minus a $20 administrative fee. Registrants who have completed all components and who have received a CE certificate are ineligible for a refund. After 3 days from registration, we will issue a credit for the course which can be applied to another online course by the Expressive Therapies Institute, PLLC.