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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

Happy Thanksgiving! The APT office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for the holiday. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day weekend!

62 credit hours added to our E-Learning Center! If you did not attend our recent conference or if you did but missed a few of your favorite presenters, you may now cost-effectively choose from and listen to 19 recorded workshops! You now enjoy access to a whopping 600 hours of non-contact play therapy continuing education via our E-Learning Center!

Purchase new car magnets today! Spread Play Therapy awareness wherever you drive with our new car magnets!  For only $10 each, all proceeds go directly to the Foundation for Play Therapy. Purchase both in the APT Store today for holiday gift-giving and help ensure play therapy's future!