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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

National Play Therapy Week, Feb. 1-7! Mark your calendars and get ready to boost play therapy awareness! Click here for additional ways we can work together to educate the public on the importance of Play Therapy!

APT Board Nominations by Jan. 31. Interested in Board governance?  APT invites Professional members wishing to serve on the Board of Directors to submit a Director Candidate Questionnaire by Jan. 31. The Board shapes the vision and defines the outcomes to be produced by APT.