Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute

The University of Mississippi

Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute (CAPTI)



The UM Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute is designated as a national approved center.

CAPTI provides counseling services for children, adolescents, and adults based on an integrative approach known as Interpersonal Neurobiology (IBNB). This approach helps clients who are experiencing difficulties and emotional distress develop a more integrative sense of self and development harmony in relationships. For children this approach nurtures brain development and resilience through play therapy. Expressive arts and reflection helps teenagers manage the brainstorms of adolescence, and develop a better sense of self and their future. For adults experiencing difficulties from past traumas, unresolved grief and current life problems, IPNB focuses on healing through mindfulness practices, narrative therapy, and healing arts. CAPTI also provides Attachment Based Child Parent Relationship Training to help parents better understand and be attuned to their children.

Services are directed by: Marilyn S. Snow, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, RPT-S, BQS