Paige graduated from The Ohio University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1990 and from The University of Georgia with a Masters of Education Degree in School Counseling in 1998. For nine years, she worked as an Elementary School Counselor in Rockdale County, during which time she became licensed as a Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor.
She worked in the private practice setting for 9 years before returning to school counseling in Newton County. Paige has a passion for working with children and using play therapy. For over 10 years, she has served as an active volunteer at all of the GAPT conferences, as well as, volunteering at several promotional events. She is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, the American Counseling Association, the Georgia School Counseling Association, the Association for Play Therapy and the Georgia Association for Play Therapy.
Beth graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her Masters of Social Work in 2001. She then specialized in working with families in intensive in-home services in Pittsburgh for 3 years while getting specialized training in structural family therapy. After relocating to Georgia, Beth worked in various positions within mental health, including in-home services, intake at a psychiatric facility, and a mental health counselor within a juvenile detention center.
In 2007, Beth began work for a local non-profit agency, where she was encouraged and allowed to create their expressive therapies department. Beth was able to build an expressive therapies department that included approx. 18 mobile therapy kits, 7 play rooms, and 25 play therapists (all therapists had the RPT credential or were actively working toward this credential). In 2010 Beth graduated from the APT Leadership Academy. In 2011 she served on the Leadership Academy Committee, and chaired this committee in 2012. Beth has served on the Nominations Committee for APT since 2011.
In 2011 Beth was promoted to Clinical Director of the non-profit agency where she had created the expressive therapies department. While she enjoyed the Clinical Director role, Beth missed the opportunity to work directly with children and families and later took a reduced role within the agency to open a private practice. Beth currently enjoys a successful private practice in Kennesaw, GA, providing play therapy and EMDR services. She also owns and operates Twice Upon A Toy.
David Sprunk has 40+ years of business experience and is a retired certified public accountant. He also has an M.A. in Psychology. David has volunteered his expertise to GAPT for years regarding accounting, taxes, and general business matters. He is the Executive Director of the Tucker Center for Personal Growth and has had a long time interest in Play Therapy education.
Trudy Post Sprunk has been a psychotherapist since 1971 and she specializes in treating children and their families. Her private practice has been located in Tucker, Georgia since 1985.
Trudy is a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, a Georgia board MFT and AAMFT approved supervisor, as well as a Registered and Certified Play Therapist Supervisor. Since 1993, She has provided supervision and consultation with multiple ongoing groups and individuals. Trudy also provides supervision of supervision for AAMFT candidates.
Trudy has presented over 800 lectures at local, national, and international conferences and workshops. She presents on the topics of Grief: Death, Divorce, and Adoption, Children with Transgender Issues, and Family Play Therapy, all with an emphasis on a wide variety of play therapy activities.
Trudy is co-founder and President of GAPT and has served six years on the board of APT. During that time she chaired two committees that wrote the papers on the Ethics of Touch (2003) and Best Practices (2003). Trudy received the National APT Award for Education and Promotion of Play Therapy in 2014.
Trudy has done radio and TV interviews on topics relating to play therapy, learning disabilities, and parenting. She also collaborated on the book, Creative Family Therapy Techniques by Liana Lowenstein. In addition, she and Liana co-authored the article Creative Family Therapy Techniques that was published in the March 2013 issue of AAMFT’S Family Therapy magazine. She wrote A-Z Tips For Supervisors, which was included in the February 2010 Association For Play Therapy publication. In addition, she has written articles that have appeared in Learning Times, GACLD Newsletter, ACLD Newsbriefs, and APT Supervision Report. She co-wrote the E-Distance Learning Course on Supervision.
Trudy currently serves on the advisory board for Georgia State University Play Therapy Training Institute and Georgia State University Department of Counseling and School Psychology.
Secretary and Board Member
M.Ed., LPC, RPT-S
Treasurer & Board Member
President and Board Member
LMFT&S, LPC, CPCS, RPT&S, CPT&S, EMDR Certified
Tucker Center for Personal Growth
4893 La Vista Road
Tucker, GA 30084