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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.


Mark Your Calendars for this Exciting Opportunity!

Play Therapy – Fun for the Whole Family– Presented by: Brijin Gardner, LSCSW, LCSW, & RPT-S
College of Education & Human Development, Georgia State University
Friday, September 16, 2016
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

News & Announcements

 JoAnna White Play Therapy Scholarship!

The Counseling and Psychological Services Department is pleased to announce Ashley Tolleson as the winner of the JoAnna White Play Therapy Scholarship. The purpose of this annual award is to provide financial support for graduate students (masters and Ph.D. level) in CPS who are dedicated to the study and clinical practice of play therapy. 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.


  • DirectorDr. Jeff Ashby
  • Founder & Director Emeritus – Dr. JoAnna White
  • Board Members:
    • Mary Flynt, Ed.S.
    • Trudy Post-Sprunk, M.Ed.
    • Tiffany McNary, Ph.D
    • Maggie Walsh, Ph.D.

For More Information Contact Us

Dr. Jeff Ashby, Director Katie Lowry, Department Business Manager Phone: 404-413-8012 Fax: 404-413-8013 E-Mail: