Dustin Copenhefer, President
Dustin Copenhefer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who graduated from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs with a Masters degree in Counseling and Human Services. Dustin's experience is in family therapy, play therapy and he has extensive experience working with families involved with the Department of Human Services. Dustin also specializes in working with children and an families in the foster care system, and with the LGBT population.
Jenna Ingram Roe, President Elect
Jenna is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. She received her Master of Arts degree from Regis University as well as a Post-Graduate Certification in Child and Adolescent Counseling in 2012. During her graduate studies, Jenna quickly found a love for Play Therapy and decided to pursue trainings and courses in order to become a registered play therapist. Jenna has over 10 years of experience working with teenagers but has also found a passion working with younger children and families. Jenna has worked in a variety of settings. Currently, she works from her private practice, Spark Counseling, located in Castle Rock, CO.
Jamye Rico, Past President
Jamye Rico is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor located at A Children’s Counseling Center in Colorado Springs. She is a graduate of University of Colorado – Colorado Springs with her BA in Psychology. She then continued her education at the University of Phoenix – Colorado Springs and completed her Masters degree in Community Counseling. Jamye specializes in working with children and families in both Play and Family Therapy settings.
Val Bruno, Secretary
I am an Air Force veteran and a mom of two amazing boys. My husband and I enjoy spending time working out at our Crossfit gym, playing with our dogs, and loving on our boys.
I’ve spent the past five years practicing counseling in Colorado Springs, focusing most of my attention on working with children and adolescents. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. I love teaching grownups how to love, cherish and connect with their children (and themselves) and help them become functioning, thriving, happy members of our community. I thoroughly enjoy integrating models of treatment and personalizing therapy for each client I work with. I work primarily with domestic violence and dependency neglect cases, and have growing population of military families.
Elizabeth Konrath, Treasurer
Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She has devoted her career to helping children, adolescents, young adults and adults heal from anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, and loss. Elizabeth has extensive training in trauma, particularly working with children, adolescents, and families whose lives are affected by physical abuse, sexual abuse, family violence, neglect, bullying, and attachment issues related to adoption. Elizabeth is trained in a myriad of therapeutic techniques, she uses an integrated and specialized approach to working with her clients. The majority of her training is in play therapy, expressive therapies, and trauma treatment. More specifically, she uses sand tray, art therapy techniques, mindfulness techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy, equine therapy, and family play therapy. Additionally, she is a certified Theraplay® therapist.
Liliana Baylon, Member-at-Large
I was born September 21, 1975 in Chihuahua, Mexico. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling & Marriage, Family, & Child Therapy from University of Phoenix in Colorado (August, 2012). Currently I’m working towards my licensure, holding Marriage and Family Therapist Candidacy (MFTC.0013358). Since entering into the counseling field, I have developed an interest and niche in treating children who have experienced trauma, abuse, and multicultural issues/adjustments. To better treat these children, I have received trainings in different modalities, some of which I am a trained educator. I additionally trained in EMDR, Play therapy and Synergetic play therapy. Although I have the necessary education and training to treat children who have been victimized, I also bring a unique cultural lens into my therapy sessions. I primarily treat Hispanic children and provide therapy in both English and Spanish. My unique lens as a qualified and trained child and family counselor coupled with my cultural competence make me a viable and strong candidate to serve on the board for the Colorado Association for Play Therapy.
Alison Cotter, Member-at-Large
Alison Cotter is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. Alison has used play therapy in various settings including domestic abuse transition homes, community mental health agencies, child care centers, and is now in private practice with Foundations Family Counseling in Denver, Colorado. Alison works with children ages two to thirteen using play therapy, family therapy and parental coaching.
Amanda Trujillo, Member-at-Large
Amanda Trujillo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor with years of experience providing counseling for children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings. In addition to her LMFT, she currently holds professional certifications in Expressive Arts Therapy, Traumatic Stress Management and Psychological First Aid and close to obtaining her national certification in TF-CBT. Amanda has also served as a board member and the conference coordinator for the New England Association of Play Therapy. Amanda earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Denver and her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego.
Amanda currently has a private practice in Lakewood, CO and enjoys bringing her knowledge of play therapy, trauma therapy and family systems therapy to both her clinical work and to her supervision. In addition to Amanda’s professional roles she also loves spending time with her husband and three children.
Erin Danylchuk, Student Representative
I am currently a student at Colorado Christian University getting my masters in counseling. I hold a Bachelors of Art in Communication Studies from Loyola Marymount University. I love working with children of all ages, especially the younger ones. There is something powerful and transformational about Play Therapy that inspires me to continue to work with children, and guide them through the therapeutic process. I have worked with substance abuse related and adolescents, and young children grieving death. I am originally from Colorado, and take any opportunity to experience the beautiful Rockies! I enjoy dancing, hiking, running, and spending leisure time with friends and family.