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Welcome to GSU Play Therapy Training Institute!

The Play Therapy Training Institute at Georgia State University strives to offer quality play therapy training through continuing education to professionals in the play therapy community. We also encourage networking, research and resources to those in this field. Our goal is to enrich and challenge each participant’s knowledge, skills and practice in the field of play therapy.

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News & Announcements

Trudy Post SprunkPlay Therapy with the Grieving Child: Death, Divorce and Adoption

Presented by: Trudy Post Sprunk, LMFT-S, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S, PTI-S, EMDR certified

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 vanessa-awardJoAnna White Play Therapy Scholarship!

The Counseling and Psychological Services Department is pleased to announce Vanessa R. Placeres as the winner of the JoAnna White Play Therapy Scholarship.  The award is presented annually to a graduate student in good standing in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services who is dedicated to the study and clinical practice of play therapy. The recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Dr. White served as Department Chair from 1999-2011 and is internationally recognized for her research and leadership in the field of play therapy. She was recently quoted in a story about helping grieving children in the Albany Herald.

  • Director – Tiffany McNary, Ph.D., RPT-S
  • Founder & Director Emeritus JoAnna White, Ed.S., RPT-S
  • Board Members:
    • Jeff Ashby, Ph.D. , RPT-S
    • Emily Green, LPC, RPT-S
    • Trudy Post-Sprunk, M.Ed., RPT-S
    • Maggie Walsh, Ph.D., RPT
    • Katie Lowry, M.S., RPT

For More Information Contact Us

Dr. Tiffany McNary, Director
Phone: 404-413-8011 Fax: 404-413-8013
E-Mail: tmcnary@gsu.edu

Katie Lowry, Department Business Manager
Phone: 404-413-8012 Fax: 404-413-8013
E-Mail: playtherapy@gsu.edu