September 22 from 10:00 - 11:30

at the Tucker Center for Personal Growth

4893 LaVista Rd. Tucker, 30084

APT approved provider 12-316 for 1.5 contact credit hours

Fee is $25 payable in advance to GAPT and due by September 10.

Registration is limited so sign up early by emailing

​The purpose of this workshop is to provide information and resources for use when using play therapy with sexually abused children.  Attendees will learn activities that aid these children in the healing process.  Techniques will include bibliotherapy, puppet therapy, and art therapy.

Through visualization, group discussion, and experiential activities attendees will gain a deeper understanding of terms such as flashback, triggers, and disassociation.


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 ( 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, 

AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Brighter Tomorrows Consulting, LLC
1815 North Expressway, Suite B
Griffin, GA 30223
(770)-228-2750 fax

For Therapists

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.​

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!!!

Sept. 13 - 17, 2018  Level 1: Sand and Play with the Body-Brain in Mind 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 or email

32.5 CE's for Play Therapists, Social Workers and Professional Counselors
APT Approved Provider 12-324​



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. 

Play Therapy with the Grieving Child with Trudy Post Sprunk

November 3 from 10-12 or 1-3 at Tucker Center for Personal Growth

APT approved provider 12-316 for 2 contact hours and no fee required

​Registration is limited so sign up early by emailing

The presenter will discuss the therapist’s roles and responsibilities while working with the grieving child.  The focus will be on creative and engaging play therapy techniques for use in assessment and treatment.​

Introduction to Play Therapy

Date: Friday September 14, 2018                  Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cost: $100 per person                                     Phone: 404-234-0546

Location: 1269 Parker Road SE ,  Conyers, GA 30094            


Participants may register​​

6 Play Therapy Hours approved through APT Approved Provider #16-453

6 CORE hours of continuing education approved by LPCA (Approval #7787-18)

Basic introduction to play therapy and counseling children, play therapy skills, setting up a play therapy room and play therapy resources. How to identify the difference between the clinical and non clinical child population. We will also review the requirements for becoming a Registered Play Therapist, and how to include parents in the counseling process. This extended 6 hour version will include practical application of the material via role play, video, and experiential activities so that participants will be able to use the play therapy skills they learn in their present work settings.​​

Creating a Toolkit for Trauma Focused Play Therapy

This training is designed for the play therapist in agency, private practice, or school based mental health settings who is interested in learning more about play therapy interventions and techniques for treating children and families who experienced trauma. Therapists will be introduced to the principles of trauma informed care and common components of evidence-based practices and how play therapy fits into each of these principles and practices. We will cover the basic rationale, philosophy, and theoretical concepts specific to both directive and non-directive play therapy. Participants will be introduced to the toys and materials commonly used in trauma treatment and we will explore cultural sensitivity.

It is approved by the Association for Play Therapy for 6 Play Therapy Contact Credit Hours.

APT Approved Provider 18-554.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Cost: $150 - Includes light breakfast, snacks, and lunch.
Early registration discount: $130 if registered by Monday, October 1st.
More information is on my website at

Job Postings Currently Available

  • 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
     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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • ​​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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dr. Ashley Baker at Pavilion Psychological Services also has openings at 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  Resumes can be emailed to
  • 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​​