CAPT Leadership

Liliana Baylon, LMFT, RPT-S
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Liliana has a Master’s Degree in Counseling & Marriage, Family, & Child Therapy from University of Phoenix in Colorado. Since entering into the counseling field, Liliana has developed an interest and niche in treating children who have experienced trauma, abuse, and multicultural issues/adjustments. To better treat these children, Liliana has received trainings in different modalities, some of which she is a trained educator. Liliana additionally is EMDR Certified, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, EMDRIA CIT, Play therapy, and SPT Certified/Supervisor. Although Liliana has the necessary education and training to treat children who have been victimized, Liliana also brings a unique cultural lens into her therapy sessions. Liliana primarily treats Hispanic children and provide therapy in both English and Spanish. 


Elizabeth Konrath, LPC, RPT-S
President-Elect (Scholarships)
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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.


Val Bruno, LPC, RPT-S

I am an Air Force veteran and a mom of two amazing boys.  My husband and I enjoy spending time being outdoors, playing with our dogs, and loving on our boys. I’ve spent the past nine 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 Supervisor.  I’m also a certified AutPlay 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.


Jennifer Shivey, LPC, RPT-S
Treasurer (Elections)
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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and Approved Clinical Supervisor in Colorado, having obtained my Masters of Community Counseling from Regis University.  I completed additional studies in Play Therapy and Supervision while in school and after graduating. As part of my training, I completed an internship at Judi's House, which specializes in helping children who have lost a loved one by providing grief counseling via groups, play therapy, family and individual counseling services. The Registered Play Therapist Supervisor credential involved an additional hundreds of hours worth of play therapy sessions, training and supervision. In the past I have worked at residential treatment facilities that serve children and adolescents.  I have also worked with the courts and schools to provide support for truancy reduction programs. I am a National Certified Counselor and member of the Colorado Counseling Association, Colorado Association for Play Therapy and the Association for Play Therapy.  I recently served as a board member for the Colorado Association of Play Therapy and a member of the Arapahoe County Truancy Task Force.



Amanda Trujillo, LMFT, RPT-S
Conference Chair

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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.



Brooke Harris, LPC, RPT
Member-at-Large (Social Media, Volunteer Coordinator)
I graduated with an M.A. in Counseling from Western New Mexico University. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a nationally certified counselor (NCC). I was initially trained extensively in child-centered, experiential play therapy, but I continue to educate myself and attend trainings in other play therapy modalities. I have worked in a variety of settings: at a child development center in New Mexico, a mental health agency in Georgia, and now in private practice in Colorado. 

Amy Long, LPC, RPT-S
Member-at-Large (Membership, Kite Award)

Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S). She earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado.  As a high school student, Amy was introduced to play therapy and was hooked.  Her graduate studies and subsequent education enabled her to pursue her longtime dream of becoming a play therapist. Amy’s primary professional goal is to advocate for children, their families, and the field of play therapy. Her desire is that all children and families will have knowledge of and access to play therapy when needed...she wants to help them thrive!  Amy embraces her inner-nerd, is passionate about furthering research in play therapy, and is honored to be serving on the International Journal of Play Therapy (IJPT) editorial board.  Clinically, she specializes in working with children and families impacted by trauma, abuse, foster care, and adoption.  In addition to her clinical work, she advocates for children and the play therapy profession as a play therapist supervisor, consultant, researcher, conference presenter, an approved provider of play therapy education and training, and adjunct faculty member at several universities in Colorado.

Megan P. Stanton, LPCC
Member-at-Large (Website)
Megan is an LPCC currently working with Jefferson Center for Mental Health's School-Based team at Jefferson County Head Start. Megan recently graduated with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and has loved entering into professional life as a play therapist! Megan is pursuing her RPT and has loved working with the amazing families and kids at Head Start. When Megan isn't working, you can often find her covered in chalk from rock climbing or clay from working at her pottery wheel. 
Lisa Vander Griend, LPC, RPT-S
Proposal Coordinator
Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with a Masters in Counseling from Denver Seminary. Lisa is a past board member for CAPT and currently works as a play therapist at Southeast Counseling Center in Parker, CO. She also works part-time as an adjunct at Denver Seminary, teaching and supervising students in the counseling program.
Emily Lutringer (August 2020-May 2021)
Contact Us
Colorado Association for Play Therapy (CAPT)
(719) 422-9410
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