22 no. 3
March 29, 2017
1...Paris Goodyear brown is a famous presenter and author
on play therapy topics. she has signed an agreement to present to
the GAPT annual conference in march 2018.
2018 Conference Will Again Be Held At The Norcross Hilton Hotel.
The Contract Has Been Signed And A Deposit Made To The Hotel.
Is sponsoring a two hour workshop titled
Play therapy with the transgender child on April 15.
it will be held at 4893 lavista road in tucker. for reservations,
contact Trudy at
4...APT has recently begun a
"general discussion digest." topics currently being discussed
include: forensic interviewing, supervision, CRPT training workshop,
play therapy with the transgender child, clinical notes, etc.
this resource provides opportunities to share and learn from each
5...we wish to tell you that
GAMFT has arranged for
Eliana gil to present on family
therapy at their may 4-7 annual conference to be held at the new
Jekyll island conference center. you can obtain the details at their
website using this link...
6... we suggest that you check the
future events page on our website periodically
so you can monitor new upcoming play therapy workshops and events as
they are added.
sure to follow
GAPT on facebook. our vice president,
Beth palumbo has established and is maintaining the page. if you have any
ideas or questions about it you can contact Beth at
postings currently available.
Again We Suggest That You Check This Section Of
Our Website Periodically As We Make Updates about positions that are
available or are expected to be available soon.
Healthy Minds Psychology Associates in
Tucker is looking for a play or child therapist who works primarily
with children ages 5+. Applicants must be licensed by the state of
Georgia as an LPC or LCSW. Contact LaRonta Upson Rush, Ph.D.,
licensed Psychologist. email your CV to her at
Focus Forward Counseling and Consulting is
hiring. Contact Brad Heiger at
email@example.com, call at 404-388-3909, or fax at
Jennifer Wilmoth LMFT at Grow
Counseling is interested in hiring a male therapist who has
experience working with children ages 4-teen at the Suwannee
location. Email at
Crissy Himelstein, MA, LPC, CPCS, RPT at
Sunshine Child & Family Counseling is interesting in hiring
someone who preferably has some play therapy experience. It
will be a 1099 contract position with pay between $42-70 per client.
Metro Atlanta Therapist has openings which
are noted on their website at
Dr. Ashley Baker at Pavilion
Psychological Services also has openings at
She currently is interested in hiring a play therapist who is
licensed. She has a fully stocked and newly renovated play
room. Her practice is located in Cumming. If interested, call
her at 770-668-4248.
Behavioral Management Group, LLC is
seeking a newly- licensed mental health professional who has some
experience assessing and treating children and adolescents and their
families. To learn more about this opportunity, call Dr.
Melonie Bell-Hill at 770-686-3908 or email
Resumes can be emailed to
Thrive Counseling Center in Kennesaw is
currently looking for fully and associate-level licensed
professionals who are interested in joining their practice on a
contractual basis. interested persons should call or email a
resume and cover letter to Olivia Scott, Community Outreach
678-217-7529 Extension 25 or
Spoken Heart Counseling Center provides
high quality personalized psychotherapy for children, adolescents,
and adults. Qualified applicants will have experience working
with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Previous training and experience in play therapy is needed; RPT or
RPT/S is preferred. Please forward resume/cover letter to
to our committee chairs for
their ongoing dedication to GAPT. they are as follows...
community outreach chair: catherine meiburg
posting chair: yolanda fountain
IT/website chair: brent sweitzer
membership chair: shannon eller
conference co-chairs: Trudy post sprunk and Cindy Oliver
With regard to committee work GAPT follows APT'S policy of deleting
from committees those members who do not participate and/or are
non-responsive to committee chairs.
10... Interested in a list serve? check
on the APT website.
you will need your APT password information.
you on our E-MAIL database? if
you are unsure, or if your email address has changed, contact our
treasurer David at firstname.lastname@example.org
You Are A GAPT Member,
An APT Approved Provider, And The Presenter, You May
List Your Coming Workshops On The
Future Events Page Of The GAPT
Please Email The Relevant Information To
Our Treasurer At
Davidsprunk@charter.net. The Relevant Information includes
The Following...Date, Topic, Speaker Name, APT Provider Approval
Number, And Contact Name. We Also Need Phone Number And/Or, Email
Address, And/Or The Link To The Relevant Website.
In Order To Accomplish The Objective, It Is
Important That The Information Be Received At Least One Month Before
The Date Of The Event.
13...GAPT continues to be listed on
the national provider directory for the autism community. to
see the list click
here. We also continue to be listed on the Georgia
learning resource service list.
14...you may earn non-contact credit by completing tests based upon the
books and audio programs in APT'S
center (you can listen to the latter fREE.) these
programs are not intended to compete with programs offered by
approved providers and only feature niche topics hard to find
elsewhere. although you may prefer to attend workshops
in-person, explore the center and know your distance learning
15...The Red Cross course Titled
Foundations Of Disaster Mental Health Is
offered periodically the Atlanta red cross headquarters. for
Further information about dates contact Kathy Haworth
at 404-575-3182 or via email at
association for play therapy
invites you to join them and us as a member.
aPT promotes the value of play, play therapy, and the credentialing
of play therapists. Your aPT/GAPT membership offers 1)
the play therapy magazine, 2) international journal, 3) membership
directory, 4) conferences, 5) professional credentialing, 6)
bookstore, 7) professional insurance, 8) research grants, 9)
research awards, and 10) distance learning. Both organizations
have websites. For more information about membership, call APT
17...One Of GAPT'S Ongoing
Activities To Our Community Continues To Be The Opportunity To Visit
The Play Therapy Room Of Trudy Post Sprunk And/Or Watch Play Therapy Videos.
A Substantial Library Of Play Therapy Videos From Which To Choose.
You May Schedule By Contacting Her At 770-491-7423. The
Location Of GAPT'S Headquarters Is 4893 Lavista Road In Tucker.
There Is No Charge.
professional insurance is available to aPT/gAPT members. for
information contact Paul nelson at 800-347-6647, extension 342.
want everyone to be aware that aPT has a brochure, which can be used
to promote play therapy. it is titled
why play therapy? This full-color brochure
introduces play therapy to the general public and other mental
health professionals. It includes photos and research citations and
we have given them extensively at outreaches where we promote
play therapy. GAPT has a supply and will provide you with a sample
copy at your request. Email your request to me at
copies in quantity can be ordered
by calling aPT at 559-298-3400. in addition, the brochure is
also available in Spanish.
want to recommend that you read and share
Kids enabled magazine with
parents of children with learning differences. this magazine
is no longer published in paper format but is available on the web
You Have A Funny Child Client Story Suitable For printing?
would you be willing to share it with gAPT for use in a future issue
of playnotes? if so, Please send it to us at 4893 lavista
road, tucker, Georgia 30084.
to see a cartoon of me
by annette rasmussen