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!!!

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. 

Job Postings Currently Available​​


  • Family Counseling Associates of North Georgia is hiring Clinical Supervisors for children and adolescent counseling.  We are a moderate sized private practice looking to expand further by offering diverse supervision for our clinicians. We offer fully stocked play rooms and creative expressive rooms. Please send letter of interest, references and resume to admin@familycounseling4ng.com
  • GROW IS GROWING!  We are looking to bring a couple of therapists to our Suwanee, Buckhead, Peachtree City, and Alpharetta offices.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Wilmoth at JWilmoth@GrowCounseling.com
  • Circus Arts Institute (CAI) is looking for an LCSW who is either an RPT or studying to become one.  I am specifically looking for a therapist to lead the Social Skills sections and be there for the entire group therapy experience as my substitute therapist.  When I am absent, the substitute therapist would lead 2 or 4 groups that week.  There is also the option to build your own practice at CAI in the dedicated play therapy room if our hours were well matched to share the space.  If interested pls call Carrie Heller, LCSW, RPT at 404-549-3000 or email me at Carrie@CircusArtsInstitute.com
  • Campus Counseling and Consulting LLC has offices to rent both full and part time.  Includes access to a play therapy room, conference/classroom, and monthly peer consultation meetings.  Please email both a coppy of your resume/vitae and a letter of interest as soon as possible to AnnWilsonLPC@Gmail.com and KeeleyBaileyCCC@Gmail.com
  • Early Connections Child & Family Counseling is seeking a fully or associate-level licensed therapist for children preschool age to adolescence for individual and small group counseling. Play therapy training and experience preferred. This is a part-time 1099 contract position located in Roswell/East Cobb. If you are interested, please email resume and cover letter tolauren@eccfcounseling.com

  • Woodstock Psychological Associates ​is seeking a licensed psychotherapist to join our practice.   We provide therapy to children, adolescents and their families, as well as some adults.  The office is located northwest of Atlanta near I-75, close to Roswell, Alpharetta, and Marietta.  We have a well-established reputation and referral base and can provide some referalls.  Our office manager and billing specialist provide scheduling, billing, reminder calls, and other services.  Play therapy supervision is available if needed.  If interested, please contact Dr. Patricia Gore at 770-924-9700 or PatriciaGorePsyD@bellsouth.net
  • We are seeking to hire a part-time or full-time licensed clinician (LPC, LMFT, LCSW) to join our group practice in the west metro Atlanta area. Ideal applicants will be skilled in evidence-based treatment interventions for children/adolescent population with behavioral, social, and emotional concerns.  Submit cover letter and resumes via emailvillarica@inmindcollaborative.com
     or Fax to(678) 941-3217
  • Marietta West Cobb Counseling Center is hiring a licensed or license-eligible counselor who is an RPT or RPT in training with 1+ years of play therapy experience.  Contract position in a growing multi-speciality office near Maruetta Square.  Please send your resume to: TerriAbraham@MariettaCounselingCenter.com
  • The Summit Counseling Center is seeking a Children’s Mental Health Therapist to serve children between the ages of 5 and middle school.  Services will be provided at our main outpatient clinic in our newly redesigned playrooms as well as one day a week in a local middle school.  Applicants can contact edanner@summitcounseling.org.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 APT approved providers.​

Child Centered Play Therapy training April 26 & 27 by NIRE certified trainer Mary Ortwein, M.S., LMFT

at Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Cumberland/ Galleria

The workshop emphasizes the building of participants’ therapeutic skills through a process that combines lecture, demonstration and supervised practice via participant role-plays.

You may register at www.CounselingCoachingConsulting.com or by calling 678- 740-3757

SANDTRAY BASICS FOR INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AND PLAY THERAPY  with Jamie Langley, LCSW, RPT-S, and President of Tennessee APT.  Saturday 3/2 19 at 9:15 - 4:15 at Brawner Hall 3180 Atlanta Rd. SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

The best way to learn about Sandtray Therapy is to experience the wonder of expression with miniatures in the sand.  The origins of sand therapy, both Sandtray and Sandplay, will be presented.  The neurobiology of Sandtray will be highlighted.

You may register at www.CouselingCoachingConsulting.com or by calling 678-740-3757

April – October, 2019 – Multiple play therapy trainings offered ONLINE in a LIVE WEBINAR format at 10:00 am - 5:30 pm EST presented by Play Wellness LLC, Roswell, GA and the Telehealth Certification Institute, New York, NY.  APT Approved Provider 16-449.  To register, please visit www.playtherapyce.com and, for contact, call (585) 687-8837.


Mon, May 6 – Fri, May 10, 2019 – Play Therapy Theories (full module; 30 CEs), Non-Directive Play Therapy (12 CEs), Family Play Therapies (6 CEs), and Directive Play Therapies (12 CEs) at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST (daily) presented by Yolanda Fountain, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S, ACS, NCC / Play Wellness LLC, Roswell, GA.  APT Approved Provider 16-449.  To register, please visit www.playwellness.net and, for contact, email training@playwellness.net or call (678) 395-4965.


April – October, 2019   Multiple play therapy trainings offered ONLINE in a LIVE WEBINAR format at 10:00 am - 5:30 pm EST presented by Play Wellness LLC, Roswell, GA and the Telehealth Certification Institute, New York, NY.  APT Approved Provider 16-449.  To register, please visit www.PlayTherapyCE.com and, for contact, call (585) 687-8837.


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

GAPT UPCOMING SPONSORED

OR CO-SPONSORED EVENTS

Play Therapy with the Grieving Child

with Trudy Post Sprunk

Free workshop with 2 APT approved Credit hours.

​approved provider number 12-316

Saturday, March 23 from 1 - 3

For Therapists

Thursday April 11 through Monday, April 15th, 2019 in Cumming, GA - Level 1: Sand and Play With the Body-Brain in Mind.  Presented by Rita Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S of SageSource Learning Center.  32.5 CE's.  APT Approved Provider 12-324.  For full description and CE information, please go to www.LearnSandTray.com or contact Rita@LearnSandTray.com.


Thursday, March 21 through Monday, March 25th, 2019 in Cumming, GA - Level 2: Exploring Developmental Experiences through Sandtray Play.  Open to Level 1 grads.  Presented by Rita Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S of SageSource Learning Center.  32.5 CE's.  APT Approved Provider 12-324.  For full description and CE information, please go to www.LearnSandTray.com or contact Rita@LearnSandTray.com.


Thursday, June 6 through Monday, June 10th, 2019 in Cumming, GA - Level 3: Trauma and the Body-Brain: Using Sandtray Play to Heal Individuals, Couples, Families and Communities.  Open to Level 2 grads.  Presented by Rita Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S of SageSource Learning Center.  32.5 CE's.  APT Approved Provider 12-324.  For full description and CE information, please go to www.LearnSandTray.com or contact Rita@LearnSandTray.com.


Thursday, October 10 through Monday, October 14, 2019 in Cumming, GA - Level 1: Sand and Play With the Body-Brain in Mind.  Presented by Rita Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S of SageSource Learning Center.  32.5 CE's.  APT Approved Provider 12-324.  For full description and CE information, please go to www.LearnSandTray.com or contact  Rita@LearnSandTray.com.


Thursday, September 12 through Monday, September 16th, 2019 in Cumming, GA - Level 2: Exploring Developmental Experiences through Sandtray Play.  Open to Level 1 grads.  Presented by Rita Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S of SageSource Learning Center.  32.5 CE's.  APT Approved Provider 12-324.  For full description and CE information, please go to www.LearnSandTray.com or contact Rita@LearnSandTray.com.