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Richard GaskillChair, Nomintations Committee
Dee RayChair, Research Committee
Ryan HollimanEditor, Mining Report

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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.

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You Shop. Amazon Gives! 

This Holiday Season, donate to the Foundation for Play Therapy just by shopping on Amazon!

Available through the AmazonSmile Foundation, the Foundation for Play Therapy will receive .5% of the purchase price to help fund public therapy awareness and research initiatives. Shop today and spread the word! 

NEW History Speaks Interview added! 

To learn more about the history of play therapy, watch the new History Speaks interview on the APT YouTube Channel!

Our newest addition to the History Speaks series is Eliana Gil, PhD, RPT-S, Founding Partner with Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery & Education and Director of Starbright Training Institute for Child and Family Play Therapy.

The additional archived video interviews can be found ithe Why Play Therapy section of the APT website. APT looks forward to preserving the perspectives of those who helped shape play therapy and APT for years to come!