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The Association for Play Therapy (APT) is a national professional society established in 1982 to foster contact among mental health professionals interested in exploring and, when developmentally appropriate, applying the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat clients, particularly children.

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Preview the 2015 Conference Brochure for our Oct. 6-11 conference in Atlanta, GA then register online today!


Thanks to those who submitted 173 workshop proposals, Chair Sueann Kenney-Noziska and the 22-member committee that evaluated each and every one of them!



If you would like to be part of the volunteer staff during the 2015 Conference, submit your volunteer application by June 19. Student members preferred.


Are you a current Registered Play Therapist (RPT) that has completed all requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT-S)?

Then take the next steps and submit a transition form today!

Once received, Clinical Coordinator, Claudia Vega, Ph.D, will review your current RPT file and provide you with the additional criteria that still requires verification. No need to resubmit the full application!

For questions, contact Claudia Vega, Ph.D, (559)294-2128 x2.