4893 LaVista Road, Tucker 30084
1. On September 22, 2017, GAPT provided a networking opportunity. Several play therapists attended. Conversation and laughter were heard throughout the office. The catered lunch and Bundt cakes added to the enjoyment. If you are interested in attending a future networking event, please contact me at TrudyPostSprunk@charter.net
2. GAPT has provided 33.75 hours of Play Therapy Continuing Education
since March 2, 2017. This an example of your board at work for you.
The description of the workshop is as follows:
Learn how to use this playful, components-based, evidence informed treatment with traumatized children and teens. Paris will share her flexible, sequential model, identifying specific treatment goals with corresponding interventions. She will differentiate between trauma treatment goals that are best accomplished through non-directive methods and goals that are best served by cognitive-behavioral play therapy interventions, expressive therapy techniques and playful ways to complete trauma narrative work. Participants will leave with an expanded toolkit of interventions and a revivied sense of excitement about the process. Come prepared to play!
On March 10, 2018, GAPT has requested that Paris present, Winning The Worry Wars.
Below is the abstract for this workshop:
This workshop will synthesize the current research and literature on treating on treating anxiety disorders into a developmentally sensative play therapy approach. Fighting our fear can be difficult, especially for children who may need to externalize the fear, who literally need to put a face on it, in order to begin mastering it. Participants will learn dozens of techniques to help children articulate their worries, interventions that aid in relaxation ans stress management, and strategies for including parents as partners in the process. Clinicians will learn play-based interventions that help craft "boss back" talk and counter cognitive distortions. Playful tools for designing and tracking gradual exposures will also be covered. Specific play therapy techniques will be augented by detailed case examples, video clips, slides of children's completed therapeutic creations and experiential learning.
As before, this GAPT annual conference will be held at the Norcross Hilton.
Registration forms will be available on line in late January, 2018.
4. GAPT membership has grown by 2.9%
from April 1 to September 30 of 2017. Thank you to those who promote membership in APT and GAPT.
so you can monitor new upcoming Play Therapy workshops and events as they are added.
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: BethPalumbo.LCSW@hotmail.com
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.
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.
Check on the APT website. You will need your APT password information.
If you are unsure, or if your email address has changed, please contact Patrick Connors at: Patrick621@mac.com
Please Email the relevant information to Patrick Connors at Patrick621@mac.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 one month before the date of the event.
You may earn non-contact credit by completing tests based upon the books and audio programs in APT'S e-learning 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 options."
Foundations Of Disaster Mental Health
Is offered periodically at the Atlanta Red Cross headquarters.
For further information about dates contact Kathy Haworth at 404-575-3182 or via email at email@example.com
APT promotes the value of play, play therapy, and the credentialing of play therapists. Your APT/GAPT membership offers
Both organizations have websites. For more information about membership, call APT at 559-298-3400.
One of GAPT'S ongoing Outreach 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. She has 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.
For information contact Paul Nelson at 800-347-6647, extension 342.
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 TrudyPostSprunk@charter.net
Copies in quantity can be ordered by calling APT at 559-298-3400. In addition, the brochure is also available in Spanish.