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Kathrin HartmannChair, University Education Committee
Charles MyersEditor, Play Therapy Magazine
Jane LeVieuxChair, Ethics and Practice 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.

Association News


National Play Therapy Week continues to bring our community together to promote public awareness of play therapy! It's been amazing to see the local events, social media mentions and public promotions that are happening this week! Not sure how to participate? Click here for additional ways we can work together to educate the public on the importance of Play Therapy!

NEW RPT/S Resource Center available!

NEW Resource Center added to the Play Therapy Credentialing section of the APT Website!

This Resource Center will include models and sample documents for RPT-S’s providing supervision, as well as information and questionnaires for those working toward their RPT to help guide their search and selection of a play therapy supervisor. You are invited to submit your documents to be in included in the Resource Center!

Submit Awards of Excellence Nominations by March 31!

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond in the field of play therapy?

Then recognize them by nominating one or more of your fellow members for an award in the following categories:


■  APT Service Award

■  Lifetime Achievement Award

■  Professional Education & Training Award

■  Public Education & Promotion Award

■  Research Award

■  Student Research Award

Consult Awards of Excellence for award criteria and nomination forms or contact Kathryn Lebby for clarification.