Georgia Association of Play Therapists (GAPT)

Using children and adult therapeutic play activities, clients with special needs develop problem solving skills.  They learn appropriate ways to express feelings, modify behaviors, process experiences, and learn a variety of ways of relating to themselves and others. 

An example of adult play therapy involved a nonverbal adult who used miniature objects in a Sand tray to express his grief.  Using miniature hospital equipment, tombstones, flowers, etc. he processed his grandfather’s death without words.

For information on how to find a Registered Play Therapist, contact Trudy Post Sprunk LMFT,LPC, RPT at 770-491-7423 or email

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