The Garry Landreth workshop was a huge success

and sold out early leaving many disappointed.

Don't let that happen to you!

Plan ahead to see Diane Frey on March 13 & 14, 2020.






Part lI- Aggression and Hyperarousal

Friday, October 4 from 8:00 am to noon

This workshop will discuss aggression in play therapy from an interpersonal neurobiology approach. Recent research has indicated that aggression in children is much more complicated than we had considered in the past. Depending on attachment patterns, adverse childhood experiences, and current traumatic experiences, a child’s need for aggressive play in play therapy could be extremely complex. Research also indicates that rough and tumble (R&T) play “may be necessary for long-term emotional health” p115. This workshop will discuss how to distinguish between R&T play and traumatic play, as well as how to distinguish between uncontrolled, impulsive versus controlled, purposeful aggressive traumatic play. Videos will be shown for demonstration.

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If you are not satisfied, you should discuss your concern with the presenter.

If you are still not satisfied, your only next step is to contact APT.

They are listed here as a service to the Play Therapy community.


Autplay Therapy Certification Training

Instructor: Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS  Cost: $475

2 Day Intensive (14 Contact CE Hrs, 2 Non-Contact CE Hrs) APT provider # 12-318

Thursday September 12th and Friday September 13th, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Location: 1650 County Services Pkwy., Marietta, GA  30008-4010

Required Reading: AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Behavioral Play-Based Approach by Robert Jason Grant

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April – October, 2019 – Multiple play therapy trainings offered ONLINE in a LIVE WEBINAR format at 10:00 am - 5:30 pm EST presented by Play Wellness LLC, Roswell, GA and the Telehealth Certification Institute, New York, NY.  APT Approved Provider 16-449.  To register, please visit for contact, call (585) 687-8837. 

Thursday, September 12 through Monday, September 16th, 2019 in Cumming, GA - Level 2: Exploring Developmental Experiences through Sandtray Play.  Open to Level 1 grads.  Presented by Rita Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S of SageSource Learning Center.  32.5 CE's.  APT Approved Provider 12-324.  For full description and CE information, please go to or contact

Tues, September 17 – Sat, September 21, 2019 – Play Therapy Diagnosis (full module; 30 CEs), Play Therapy with Neurodevelopmental and Childhood Disorders (6 CEs), Play Therapy with Mood Disorders (6 CEs), Play Therapy with Biological Drives Manifesting as Mental Health Disorders (6 CEs), Play Therapy with Trauma and Disruptive Disorders (6 CEs)and Crisis in Play Therapy: Playroom and Therapist Assaults (6 CEs) at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST (daily) presented by Yolanda Fountain, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S, ACS, NCC / Play Wellness LLC, Roswell, GA.  APT Approved Provider 16-449.  To register, please visit and for contact, email or call (678) 395-4965.

Thursday, October 10 through Monday, October 14, 2019 in Cumming, GA - Level 1: Sand and Play With the Body-Brain in Mind.  Presented by Rita Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S of SageSource Learning Center.  32.5 CE's.  APT Approved Provider 12-324.  For full description and CE information, please go to or contact 

Wed, November 13 – Sat, November 16, 2019 – Play Therapy Implementation (full module; 24 CEs), Play Therapy Treatment Planning (6 CEs), Play Therapy Themes (12 CEs)and Play Therapy Documentation (6 CEs) at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST (daily) presented by Yolanda Fountain, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S, ACS, NCC / Play Wellness LLC, Roswell, GA.  APT Approved Provider 16-449.  To register, please visit or for contact, email or call (678) 395-4965.



Job Postings Currently Available​​


Eagle's Landing Christian Counseling Center is currently looking to add some new faces to our growing team in McDonough, and Covington, GA. 

We are a trauma-informed center and use trauma-specific treatment including the Strategic Trauma & Abuse Recovery System. We are looking for providers who are interested in being trained and supervised in STARS.

Interested parties may contact Denice Colson, Executive Director by email at Please send a cover letter and resume. A video letter is also greatly appreciated!

Life Healing Center, PC is seeking a skilled, licensed Play Therapist (RPT preferred) to expand our existing services.  

Job Types: Full-time - Salary: Commission Based

Experience: Psychotherapy: 1+ years

Education: Master's Degree for Clinical Psychotherapist position 

License: Full unrestricted License to practice independently in Georgia.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ahmed at

Children's Therapy Centers Of Georgia would like to add a FULL time therapist (independent contractor).  We are Registered Play Therapists and specialize in working with children, teenagers, and their families.

Required experience: 3 years counseling after licensure, having worked with children and teenagers, and willing to become a Registered Play Therapist.

Please contact Alzi Faubion , MA, LPC, RPT-S at or call 678 925 3306

Northern Georgia Counseling is looking to hire a full or part time play therapist in Buford.  The hours would be flexible, your own personal playroom to use, and preferably 3 years post licensing. We have 6 experienced colleagues working as well, so nice, fun atmosphere in which to work. See website  at Candidate can call 770-271-5040, and send resume to Lisa Campbell, LCSW at

Creative Family Counseling, LLC is looking to hire a fully licensed therapist (LPC, LCSW or LMFT) specializing in working with children and adolescents.  The office is located in Buford, GA.  If you are interested, please forward your cover letter and resume to Rebecca Muyres, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S at  

Circus Arts Institute (CAI), Decatur, GA We are looking for an LCSW who is either an RPT (or studying to become one) to lead 2-4 social skills groups per week as a substitute therapist. There is also the option to build your own practice at CAI in the dedicated play therapy room pending hour availability.  Contact: Carrie Heller, LCSW, RPT at 404-549-3000 or email

DeKalb Community Service Board, Decatur, GA: We are hiring 2 full time and 1 part time fully licensed school-based therapist to work under our APEX grant for 6 additional DeKalb County schools. Complete the application at and email resume to

Grow Counseling, Multiple locations: GROW IS GROWING!  We are looking therapists to join our Suwanee, Buckhead, and Alpharetta offices. We are specifically looking for another great child therapist in our Suwanee office.  Contact: Jennifer Wilmoth at

InMind Counseling and Wellness, Villa Rica, GA: We are seeking to hire a part-time or full-time licensed clinician (LPC, LMFT, LCSW) to join our group practice. Ideal applicants will be skilled in evidence-based treatment interventions for the children/adolescent population with behavioral, social, and emotional concerns.  Submit cover letter and resumes via email to or fax to (678) 941-3217​

Marietta West Cobb Counseling Center, Marietta, GA:  Hiring a licensed or license-eligible counselor who is a RPT or RPT in training with 1+ years of play therapy experience.  Contract position is in a growing multi-speciality office near Marietta Square.  Email resume to:

New Directions Counseling Center, Multiple locations: Searching for a licensed mental health professional to join their group practice.  Email a vitae, three references, and a letter of interest to

Play Wellness, Roswell, GA: Play Wellness is hiring an experienced clinician who works with children or adults to join our team.  Visit for more information.

Thrive Counseling Center, Kennesaw, GA: Looking for fully and associate-level licensed professionals who are interested in joining their practice on a contractual basis.  Contact Olivia Scott, Community Outreach Coordinator via phone at 678-217-7529 ext. 25 or email a resume and cover letter​​​

Shannon Eller, owner of Brighter Tomorrows Consulting


Is an LPC, LMFT, RPT, CPCS, ICCAADC, ICCDP-D, and ICCS.  Brighter Tomorrows has been offered full provider/training status through the Association for Play Therapy ( to offer the full coursework necessary to become a registered play therapist.  Shannon offers 25 workshops designed to meet all 150 core education hours needed for counselors seeking to become play therapists.  She is also certified as a Master’s level teacher, holding valid State of Georgia teaching certification.  The classes are interesting, integrative, experiential, and fun.  Counselors who have taken a master’s level play therapy class automatically receive 67.5 contact hours through the Association for Play Therapy.  Counselors who have not had a graduate level play therapy course can still meet all of the 150 core education hours needed at Brighter Tomorrows Consulting (APT 10-278).  Coursework includes workshops on ethics, sand tray, puppets, storytelling, trauma, grief, and loss, addictions, play therapy theories and foundations, and many other topics.  Classes can be structured around your individual schedule or can be incorporated in workshop trainings offered at Brighter Tomorrows Consulting.  Play Therapy supervision can also be provided while you are working toward your goal of becoming a play therapist.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you, 

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Brighter Tomorrows Consulting, LLC
1815 North Expressway, Suite B
Griffin, GA 30223
(770)-228-2750 fax


This is our survey page.


We solicit your input and views.  Our effort here is a continuation of a practice that we began years ago at our play therapy events.

The board of GAPT believes that the success we have in promoting play therapy will be enhanced by the participation of all.  We want those who have an interest in play therapy to provide us with the benefit of their experience so that we can consider all possible ways to promote play therapy.

Currently our questionnaire is general and designed to allow you to explore your imagination and creativity.  Please be comfortable providing us all of your suggestions.  Complicated suggestions requiring an involved explanation are most welcome as well as simple ideas requiring only a short note. 


We also would like your input regarding the topics we select for future conferences and workshops.  Your input has helped in the past and we hope you will continue to give us some guidance as to the kinds of topics you would like us to emphasis when we plan coming events.  We have a questionnaire which we would like you to print, complete, and mail to us.  You can find the questionnaire by clicking here .  You may also find the questionnaire useful in formulating ideas that you would like to share with us via email.

Thank you for your interest!!  Your response is truly appreciated.  Please visit this page periodically as we expect to ask your input on other more specific topics also.  You may also think of questions we should ask.

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