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Dee RayChair, Research Committee
Jane LeVieuxChair, Ethics and Practice Committee
Kathrin HartmannChair, University Education 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.

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Register for the 2015 APT Conference today!

Join your colleagues to earn up to 40 credit hours, attend the Friday Keynote presented by Dr. Jeff Ashby, network with other play therapists, shop the amazing exhibits, and enjoy the many visitor amenities in Atlanta during our Oct. 6-11 Conference at the Renaissance Waverly!

Register online today before fees increase Thursday, Sep. 10.

Call for submissions!

Add “author” to your vita by submitting a multi-disciplinary manuscript for publication in the International Journal of Play Therapy and Play Therapy™ magazine!

The Journal features manuscripts about original research, case studies, theoretical applications (limit 30 pages), and current practices (limit 25 pages) that advance play therapy. The magazine features clinical and professional articles (limit 2,000 words) and critical book reviews (limit 200 words).

Consult the Instructions to Authors for each publication in the Publications section of the APT website then submit your manuscript today!

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Request a FREE online auto insurance quote from GEICO today and help fund our long-term public awareness campaign!