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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.


Association News

Conference Recap! We had record attendance at our Oct. 7-12 Conference in Houston with 1,070 participants! Thanks to the 48 volunteers who assisted the staff and the 24 exhibitors who offered play therapy specific products and services during the week. We look forward to welcoming attendees back to the APT Annual Conference in 2015 when we take over Atlanta, GA on Oct. 6-11!

Meet Andrés! Response to our Andrew video describing the value of play and play therapy has been remarkable! With nearly 14,600 hits, his popularity continues to grow! Now meet Andrés! To accompany the Andrés video, you can now order our Why Play Therapy brochure in Spanish! Order FREE brochures via our online APT Store and help boost public awareness!