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Committee Chairs
Charles MyersEditor, Play Therapy Magazine
Kathrin HartmannChair, University Education 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.

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Valuable Resource - Parents Corner!

Are you looking for resources to share with parents? Make sure to check out the Parents Corner, a page on our website dedicated to parents and caregivers. We hope that you will find this section of our website a useful and informative resource! 

2016 Membership Campaign - Win a $250 Amazon Gift Card!

Help us grow the play therapy community – recruit a new member today! For every new member you refer between March 1 and June 30, you will be entered into a drawing for a $250 Amazon Gift Card! Plus if your branch increases its number of professional members by the highest percentage (minimum 15%), you and your fellow members will enjoy a $500 food and beverage credit at our 2016 Conference headquarters hotel in Louisville - The Galt House! Increase your chance to win by ordering FREE membership brochures today!

2016 Conference Registration Open!

Preview the 2016 Conference Brochure for our Oct. 4-9 conference in Louisville, KY then register online before the brochure hits doorsteps!

Thanks to those who submitted 171 workshop proposals, Chair Kim Vander Dussen and the 30-member committee that evaluated each and every one of them!