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Charles MyersEditor, Play Therapy Magazine
Mistie BarnesEditor, Mining Report
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

New Community Forums now available! 

APT is happy to announce that we have established a new Community platform for networking among your peers - the Play Therapy Connection!
The new community will offer many benefits, including:
Real time notification OR a daily digest of posts including all replies in one easy-to-read email!
Ability to reply to a post straight from your email!
Single sign on – your APT website login is the only login needed!

Check your August 23 Member Flash for further details!

Register for the 2016 Conference today!

Only three weeks left until fees increase!

Join your colleagues to earn up to 40.5 credit hours, attend the Friday Keynote presented by Dr. Eliana Gil, network with other play therapists, shop the amazing exhibits, and enjoy the many visitor amenities in Louisville during our Oct. 4-9 Conference at the Galt House Hotel!