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Deborah CampbellChair, Leadership Academy Committee
Richard GaskillChair, Nomintations Committee
Dee RayChair, Research Committee


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.

Association News

National Play Therapy Week, February 5-11, 2017!

National Play Therapy recognizes the importance of play therapy, credentialed play therapists, and the Association for Play Therapy (APT).

APT wants to hear about your Play Therapy week celebrations! If you have an event planned, published interview or promotion to boost play therapy public awareness, send it to APT for inclusion in the daily Play Therapy Week newsletter. Watch your email beginning February 4th and see how your play therapy peers are celebrating National Play Therapy week!

Not sure how to participate? Click here for additional ways we can work together to educate the public on the importance of Play Therapy!

Submit Conference Proposals by Jan. 25!

Only eight days left to submit your 2017 Conference workshop proposals online!

APT seeks a blend of new and experienced presenters offering both foundational and cutting-edge topics that benefit attendees engaged in play therapy practice, instruction, and supervision.

Our Annual Conference will be held at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Oct. 10-15. Mark your calendars!

Submit Awards of Excellence Nominations by March 31!

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond in the field of play therapy?

Recognize their contribution by nominating one or more of your fellow members for an Award of Excellence! Consult the awards page for more details!


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