Dr. Lucinda T. Grapenthin
Child and Family Psychologist | Children’s Author | Professor | Workshop Leader

For Professionals

For Professionals

Lucinda T. Grapenthin, PhD, presents keynotes, seminars, and workshops at academic conferences and professional institutions on topics related to children’s mental health disorders, such as trauma and attachment, as well as play therapy and parenting.

Dr. Grapenthin regularly provides supervisory services for professionals wishing to expand their clinical expertise, learn different treatment modalities including expressive/art techniques and work towards Registered Play Therapy certification. She also conducts psycho-educational evaluations.

Dr. Grapenthin’s Previous Professional Workshops:

  • Neurobiology, Trauma and Play Therapy: Making Play Meaningful and Curative for Children and Families
  • Beyond the Behavior: Applying Creative Strategies to foster connection, build attachment, and increase compliance through a neurological lens.

Current Positions:

  • Licensed Psychologist, private practice
  • Founder, Family and Child Development Center
  • Assistant Professor, Psychology, Brenau University
  • Clinic Director, Brenau Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Director, Brenau University Play Therapy Training Institute
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Researcher


  • Licensed Psychologist #2289
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
  • Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S)
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist
  • EMDR certification
  • Theraplay Practitioner


  • Georgia Psychological Association (GPA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Georgia Association of Play Therapy (GAPT)
  • Association of Play Therapy (APT)
  • Jung Society
  • Georgia Association of School Psychology (GASP)
  • Theraplay Institute
  • paws4people


  • Doctoral degree, Psychology, Indiana State University, specialization in Clinical and School Psychology
  • Internship, The Hawthorn Center, Northville, Michigan, an inpatient/outpatient facility for children with chronic mental health issues