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Dee RayChair, Research Committee
Charles MyersEditor, Play Therapy Magazine
Mistie BarnesEditor, Mining Report


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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Still time to save at the 2016 Conference!

Even though the early registration deadline has passed, there is still time to save with discount code SAVE75! The $75 discount can be applied to the Member and Non-Member higher registration fee.

Wednesday, September 28th, is the last day to register online so don't delay in registering for the largest gathering of play therapists at the Oct. 4-9 Conference in Louisville!

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Resource Center Updated!

The Resource Center includes a collection of sample documents and models provided by your play therapy colleagues! This Members Only benefit is available under the Membership header on the APT website when logged in.

APT invites you to submit your documents to be in included in the Resource Center!  When sending in your samples, please include your copyright information on the documents.

Thank you for helping grow the Resource Center and we look forward to adding more samples to the collection!