About Dr. David A. Crenshaw
Dr. David A. Crenshaw earned a Ph.D. from Washington University in
St. Louis, MO. He is a licensed psychologist in New York.
Dr. Crenshaw has the distinction of being Board Certified in
Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)and
a Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology. He is a Registered Play
Therapist-Supervisor by the Association of Play Therapy. He is
listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in
He is Past President of
the New York Association for Play Therapy. His memberships have
American Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological
Association, and the Hudson Valley Psychological Association. Dr.
Crenshaw has served on the Legislative Committee of the New York State
Dr. Crenshaw is in private practice since 1977. In
addition, he has been the Clinical Director, Director of Training, and
Director of Internship Training at the Astor Home for Children in
Rhinebeck, NY; on the staff of hospitals and schools; faculty member at
Southern Illinois University, University of Missouri, and Washington
University; and a consultant at Bard College.
Besides numerous articles in professional journals, Dr. Crenshaw
is the author of several books: "Bereavement: Counseling the Grieving throughout
the Life Cycle" (now in its third printing);
"Engaging Resistant Children in Therapy: Projective
Drawing and Storytelling Techniques," and two
books (he co-authored with John B. Mordock, Ph.D., ABPP to be published by Jason Aronson
in 2005), "Understanding and Treating Aggressive Children:
Fawns in Gorilla Suits" and "Handbook of Play Therapy with Aggressive
He is featured on a videotape "Grief: How to Help
Children Feel, Deal & Heal" containing practical advice.
Dr. Crenshaw's play therapy and projective techniques using drawings and
storytelling and puppets are especially designed for defiant, oppositional, and