June 1, 2022
Hello! It is an absolute pleasure and honor to be elected as your new GAPT President! I look forward to enhancing the greatness that GAPT provides to our members and the community at large (and also request your patience as we transition the organizational aspects after being led by Trudy Post-Sprunk for nearly three decades and due to APT requirements that are currently being updated for chartered branches). The Board of Directors is planning to continue some of the awesome traditions and begin new ones as well. I look forward to serving as your leader and to the great work that we all provide in the midst of the current chaotic atmosphere. Thank you for continuing to care about the children in Georgia and for promoting the goodness of play therapy!
A few reflections over the last 26 years...
Dr. JoAnna White recognized the benefits of play therapy and in 1991 created Atlanta Association for Play Therapy. Her efforts grew the awareness of play therapy and in 1993 there was a movement to get Georgia accepted as one of APT’s state branches. On October 14, 1995, APT granted Georgia chapter status and since that time GAPT has earned the prestigious Gold Branch Award every year with the exception of one.
Every year since 1995, GAPT has:
Some of my favorite memories over the last 26 years include …
I will truly miss these things and many, many more.
With all my love and respect,
On March 12, 2022, Trudy was declared the "Mother of the Georgia Association for Play Therapy" in appreciation for her dedication to developing and growing GAPT.