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!!!

June 7 - 11, 2018  Level 1: Sand and Play with the Body-Brain in Mind.  
Presented by Rita G. Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S
Learn the theory and technique of Sandtray Play Therapy along with the Neuroscience that supports why it works.
For more information please visit LearnSandTray.com or email Rita@LearnSandTray.com
32.5 CE's for Play Therapists, Social Workers and Professional Counselors
APT Approved Provider 12-324

Job Postings Currently Available

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.


  • McConaghie Counseling ia seeking a play therapist to work after school hours.  Please send resumes or questions to my email at Tracy@McConaghieCounseling.com
  • New Directions Counseling Center is in search of a licensed mental health professional to join their group practice.  Interested candidates need to email a vitae, three references, and a letter of interest to ndcc@ndccatlanta.com
  • ​​Play Wellness LLC in Roswell, GA is hiring a licensed professional who is interested in joining their practice on a contractual basis.  To apply for this opportunity, candidates need to email a letter of interest, CV, and four references to info@playwellness.net
  • Creative Family Counseling, LLC is looking to hire an experienced fully licensed therapist (LPC, LCSW or LMFT) specializing in working with children and adolescents.  The office is located in Flowery Branch, GA near Braselton and Buford. If you are interested, please forward your cover letter and resume to Rebecca Muyres, LPC at Rebecca@creative-family-counseling.com
  • Jennifer Wilmoth LMFT at Grow Counseling is interested in hiring a therapist who has experience working with children ages 4-teen at the Suwannee location.  Email at jwilmoth@growcounseling.com
  • Crissy Himelstein, MA, LPC, CPCS, RPT at Sunshine Child & Family Counseling is interesting in hiring someone who preferably has some play therapy experience.  It will be a 1099 contract position with pay between $42-70 per client.
  • Metro Atlanta Therapist has openings which are noted on their website at www.matn.org/private-openings
  • Dr. Ashley Baker at Pavilion Psychological Services also has openings at www.pavilionpsych.com She currently is interested in hiring a play therapist who is licensed.  She has a fully stocked and newly renovated play room. Her practice is located in Cumming.  If interested, call her at 770-668-4248.
  • Behavioral Management Group, LLC is seeking a newly- licensed mental health professional who has some experience assessing and treating children and adolescents and their families.  To learn more about this opportunity, call Dr. Melonie Bell-Hill at 770-686-3908 or email drhill@bmgroupllc.com  Resumes can be emailed to help@bmgroupllc.com
  • Thrive Counseling Center in Kennesaw is currently looking for fully and associate-level licensed professionals who are interested in joining their practice on a contractual basis.  interested persons should call or email a resume and cover letter to Olivia Scott, Community Outreach Coordinator; 678-217-7529 Extension 25 or email to Olivia@ThriveCounselingCenter.com​​ 

Survey

FUTURE NON-GAPT EVENTS DISCLAIMER
GAPT does not recommend or endorse any events that are not GAPT sponsored.
If you attend an event noted below and are not satisfied you should first discuss your concern with the presenter.  If you are still not satisfied your only next step is to contact APT.


GAPT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for your satisfaction with these workshops.

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

All presenters are both GAPT members and APT approved providers.​

A $95 MEMBERSHIP IN APT GETS YOU A

$30 DISCOUNT FOR TWO DAYS AT THE CONFERENCE

APT offers a $95 professional membership, renewable every 12 months, and honors a dual membership system which ensures all individuals living within our territory are members of both APT and GAPT!


Visit their website at a4pt.org for more information or contact APT by phone (595) 298-3400 or by email.

September 13 - 17, 2018  Level 1: Sand and Play with the Body-Brain in Mind.  
Presented by Rita G. Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S
Learn the theory and technique of Sandtray Play Therapy along with the Neuroscience that supports why it works.
For more information please visit LearnSandTray.com or email Rita@LearnSandTray.com
32.5 CE's for Play Therapists, Social Workers and Professional Counselors
APT Approved Provider 12-324​

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 (www.a4pt.org) 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, 


Shannon M. Eller, LPC, LMFT, RPT-S, CPCS, ICAADC, ICCDP-D, ICCS, NCC
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Brighter Tomorrows Consulting, LLC
1815 North Expressway, Suite B
Griffin, GA 30223
(770)-468-7424 
(770)-228-2750 fax
shannoneller@comcast.net
www.brighter-tomorrows.com
www.incorruptibleseedministries.org

For Therapists

FUTURE GAPT SPONSORED EVENTS​
2018 GAPT Annual Conference and Meeting
with Paris Goodyear Brown

Friday March 9, Play Therapy with Traumatized Children 
Saturday March 10, ​Winning the Worry Wars

 DOWNLOAD 11 PAGE INFORMATION DOCUMENT

PLUS REGISTRATION FORM BY CLICKING BELOW


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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. 

April 4 - 8, 2018  Level 1: Sand and Play with the Body-Brain in Mind.  
Presented by Rita G. Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S
Learn the theory and technique of Sandtray Play Therapy along with the Neuroscience that supports why it works.
For more information please visit LearnSandTray.com or email Rita@LearnSandTray.com
32.5 CE's for Play Therapists, Social Workers and Professional Counselors
APT Approved Provider 12-324.