Georgia Association for Play Therapy - Tucker, Georgia



in the fall of  2004 the board of gAPT decided to begin sponsoring play therapy research by agreeing to Offer grants for such work.  the board believes that research into how and why play therapy works is badly needed and is an important part of our mission. 


at this time we are accepting research proposals only from Doctoral students at georgia state university in Atlanta, Georgia.  those interested in making an application need to contact dr. Jeff Ashby


it should be noted that while grants are now available only to Doctoral students at georgia state university, the board will consider doctoral students at other universities if we can establish appropriate contact with a play therapy faculty member. The faculty member would need to be one who typically teaches play therapy and assumes responsibility for doctoral research.  an iRB approved proposal is necessary. students are encouraged to have their professor contact us because we are Interested in expanding Play Therapy Research.  contact can be made to or to any board member.


one of the requirements for a gAPT grant is that the doctoral student must provide a summary of their research to gAPT which will be placed below.  as such summaries are added here, those on our email database will be notified of its addition.  to be added to our email database, please send notification to


the grant money will not be paid until the research and a brief oral presentation are completed to the satisfaction of 1) the faculty member and 2) the board of gAPT.


gAPT is also aware that there is ongoing play therapy research at the center for play therapy at the university of north Texas. to learn about that research click here and then click on research on the right side.

play therapy research complete is as follows....

      implementing kinder training as a preventative intervention:  African  American teacher perceptions of the process, effectiveness, and



            by caroline solis

            pages 1-11

            pages 12-21

            pages 22-33




  Assessing Therapeutic Activities, Child Talk, And Session Outcome In Family Therapy With Young Children.

 By Amber Willis

click here

  Important Factors That Contribute To The Professional Quality Of Life For Registered Play Therapists And Supervisors

by Yolanda Fountain

click here






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