Krystal Vaughn, PhD LPC-S, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor specializing in children ages 2-12. As an Associate Professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans she enjoys teaching as well as providing clinical services. Her research interests are supervision, play therapy, and mental health consultation. Dr. Vaughn has extensive experience providing mental health consultation in childcare centers, private schools, and local charter school systems. Dr. Vaughn also provides supervision to counselor interns seeking licensure as professional counselors. She received specialized training in the fields of infant and early childhood mental health and play therapy, which she presents on locally and nationally. Additionally, she serves on numerous boards and committees to promote professionalism in the fields of play therapy and clinical supervision. Please contact Dr. Vaughn directly at kvaugh@lsuhsc.edu or 504-556-7547.

Education and Training:
University of New Orleans, 2012 Ph.D. Counselor Education
Louisiana State University-Shreveport, 2005: M.S. Counseling Psychology
Northwestern State University, 2003: B.S. Psychology with a minor in Substance Abuse studies.

Major Areas of Research/Interests:
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Play Therapy and Clinical Supervision
Play Therapy
Autplay https://www.autplaytherapy.com/about-autplay/
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (https://alliedhealth.lsuhsc.edu/clinics/docs/PCITBrochure.pdf)

National Certified Counselor
Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Autplay Certified
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Selected Publications:
Camelford, K., Vaughn, K., Dugan, E. (2020). Caroline Conquers Her Corona Fears. https://alliedhealth.lsuhsc.edu/clinics/docs/CarolineConquersHerCoronaFears.pdf

Camelford, K., Dugan, E., Vaughn, K., (2020). Caroline Continues to Conquer. https://alliedhealth.lsuhsc.edu/clinics/docs/CarolineContinuestoConquer.pdf

Camelford, K., Vaughn, K., Dugan, E. (2019). Creative Play-Based DBT Activities for Children and Their Parents. (under contract).

Dugan, E. M., Vaughn, K., & Camelford, K. (2019). Developing and Sustaining Play Therapy Clinics (pp. 1-350). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-8226-7 https://www.igi-global.com/book/developing-sustaining-play-therapy-clinics/216512