Lucinda Grapenthin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Brenau University Department of Psychology

Workshop Description

This program is intended for licensed professional counselors, school counselors, social workers, psychologists, play therapists, pediatric nurses, teachers, and others working with children and families impacted by trauma and other adverse experiences. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how traumatic events alter the sense of self and the ability to self-regulate thus precluding healthy attachments. Therapeutic activities will be introduced that will assist practitioners in understanding the value of play and its relationship with promoting self-regulation, resiliency, and healthy attachments.

Coffee and light breakfast included.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of trauma from a neurobiological and physiological perspective
  • Demonstrate how playful interventions help to restructure psychosocial orientation
  • List effective playful strategies to help children begin their own healing

Attendees will receive 3 CE credit hours.
3.0 CORE in-person contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #7964-18)
Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) Approved
Association for Play Therapy (APT) — APT Approved Provider #18-972.
Play therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

Questions? Contact Dr. Julie Battle at jbattle@brenau.edu.

Lucinda Grapenthin, Ph.D.

Lucinda Grapenthin

Dr. Lucinda Grapenthin is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children and families in school, hospital, and clinical settings. She specializes working with children and families working through issues related to trauma, anxiety, adoption, and attachment issues. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and a Certified Theraplay Practitioner. Dr. Grapenthin serves an Assistant Professor at Brenau University where she teaches and provides clinical supervision to graduate students in the clinical counseling program while maintaining a private practice in Alpharetta, Ga.


General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, +1-770-534-6299 or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, +1-770-534-6100 or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100