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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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Holiday Office Hours. APT will observe the following schedule for the holiday season:

December 24 - 8:00am -12:00pm

December 25 & 26 - Closed

December 31 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

January 1 & 2 - Closed

Submit 2015 Conference Proposals by Jan 20th! You may now start submitting your 2015 Conference program proposals onlineAPT seeks a blend of new and experienced presenters offering both foundational and cutting-edge topics that benefit attendees engaged in play therapy practice, instruction, and supervision. Our 32nd annual conference will be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, on Oct. 6-11. Mark your calendars! 


December Member Spotlight Correction. Diane Vines and Peggy Nix were featured in the Member Spotlight for the December issue of Play Therapy magazine.  To our surprise and chagrin, their interviews were inadvertently switched during final layout! Click here to read the correct interviews for both members. Thank you ladies for your understanding and humor!

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!