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

Ethics Committee Updates Play Therapy Best Practices!

Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S, and the Ethics & Practice Guidelines Committee have completed the tri-annual review and update of our online Play Therapy Best Practices, ensuring current guidelines are included!   

Tomorrow is the Last Day to Register for the 2016 Conference!  

Wednesday, September 28th is the last day to register online and use the discount code SAVE75 to receive $75 off the Member and Non-Member higher registration fee. Space is still available - join the largest gathering of play therapists at the Oct. 4-9 Conference in Louisville!

Starting September 29th, only on-site registrations will be accepted. Join us!