We invite you to review a list of Member Benefits below, then Join APT (and add the included membership with GAPT upon selection)! APT promotes the value of play, play therapy, and the credentialing of play therapists. Your APT/GAPT membership offers the following:
For more information about membership, call APT at 559-298-3400.
For additional information regarding becoming a credentialed provider, visit APT's website.
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Members of APT may access the Members search feature by signing in at a4pt.org
GAPT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SATISFACTION WITH THESE WORKSHOPS.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND OR ENDORSE NON-GAPT EVENTS.
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.
The Red Cross also has a course entitled "Foundations Of Disaster Mental Health" offered for free periodically at the Atlanta Red Cross headquarters. For further information about dates contact Kathy Haworth at 404-575-3182 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
APT'S E-learning Center - You may earn non-contact credit by completing tests based upon the books and audio programs (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 options."
Tracy Turner-Bumberry is presenting "Keep Calm and Play Green: Play Therapy Activities in Natural Settings" on September 24, 2022. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-calm-and-play-green-play-therapy-activities-in-natural-settings-tickets-389984202247
The Play Therapy Institute at Georgia State University is presenting "Facing Crisis through Play and Play Therapy: A Process-Oriented Approach" on October 14, 2022. Register at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20797_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=172
Brighter Tomorrow's Consulting (Griffen, GA), contact Shannon Eller at (770)-468-7424 or email@example.com. Training and classes also available for professionals at www.brighter-tomorrows.com or www.incorruptibleseedministries.org
Bright Path Counseling and Consulting, Lawrenceville and Loganville, is looking for professionals trained in play therapy. Please contact Brandy Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Carrick Counseling and Consulting, LLC is looking to hire a child therapist (fully licensed - LPC, LCSW, LMFT, RPT, or provisionally licensed, LAPC, LAMFT, LMSW) interested in working weekends. Your schedule is flexible, and can be one or all three days, Friday-Sunday. The fully stocked playroom and office is located in downtown Decatur. Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Creative Family Counseling, LLC is looking to hire a fully licensed therapist (LPC or LMFT) or provisionally licensed (LAPC or Pre-licensed MFT) with a passion for working with children and specializing in play therapy. The candidate will be looking to work toward their RPT credential. Supervision provided. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagle's Landing Christian Counseling Center, McDonough and Covington, GA is 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 DrColson@EaglesLandingChristianCounseling.com. Send a cover letter and resume. A video letter is also greatly appreciated!
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 TerriAbraham@MariettaCounselingCenter.com
McConaghie Counseling, Alpharetta, GA is a thriving private practice seeking a child therapy to work after school hours. We are a warm and engaged community of therapists who provide excellent, purposeful therapy to clients and support each other. Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. View website at www.mcconaghiecounseling.com
Michael & Michael Counseling & Consulting, LLC is hiring a full time therapist - LPC or LMFT. This is a virtual position and you will carry a caseload of 25 - 30 billable hours weekly. Email resume to info@CounselingWithTheMichaels.com
Northeast Georgia Counseling, Buford, GA is looking to hire a full or part time play therapist. 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 northeastgacounseling.com. Call 770-271-5040 and send resume to Lisa Campbell, LCSW at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG), Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega is hiring licensed social workers and psychologists as full time Behavioral Health Specialists. For more information, contact email@example.com
Play Wellness, Roswell, GA: Play Wellness is hiring an experienced clinician to join our team. Visit https://www.playwellness.net/openings.html for more information.
The Summit Counseling Center, a private, non-profit counseling center operating in North-Metro Atlanta, is announcing an immediate practice opportunity for a Play Therapist Supervisor (ACS, CPCS or RPT-S) or Play Therapist (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, RPT). Apply at https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Summit%20Counseling&l=Johns%20Creek%2C%20GA&ts=1621825485238&rq=1&rsIdx=0&fromage=last&newcount=1&advn=4566823973762739&vjk=cb2a9b1f20495a0c
ViewPoint Health, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Newtown, Rockdale, and school based programs are looking for licensed professionals with interest or credentialing in play therapy in the C&A department. Please contact Gloria Juliao at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Christine McGinnis has 5-6 games for sale. Contact via phone at 770-643-8029
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. Please do not be bashful!
Thanks to our Committee Chairs and Volunteers for their dedication to GAPT.
Committee Chairs are as follows:
With regard to committee work, GAPT follows APT'S policy of removing from committees those members who do not participate and/or are non-responsive to committee chairs.
If you are a GAPT member, an APT approved provider, and the presenter, you may list your upcoming workshop on the "For Therapists" page of this website.
Please Email the relevant information to email@example.com
Relevant information includes the following: Date, topic, speaker name, APT provider approval number, and contact name. We also need a phone number, and/or email address, and/or link to your website. It is important that all information be received at least two months before the date of the event.
ACAIT professional insurance is available to APT/AAPT members. For information contact Paul Nelson at 800-347-6647, extension 342.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies in quantity can be ordered by calling APT at 559-298-3400. In addition, the brochure is also available in Spanish.
Outreach Activities One of GAPT'S ongoing Outreach Activities to our community continues to be the opportunity to visit the Play Therapy room of Yolanda Fountain Hardy. She also has a substantial library of play therapy books to read and videos to watch. There is no charge. You may schedule by contacting her at (678) 395-4965 ext 1. The location of GAPT'S headquarters Is 555 Sun Valley Drive, Suite L3, Roswell, GA.
GAPT continues to be listed on the national provider directory for the autism community. We also continue to be listed on the Georgia learning resource service list: www.glrs.org