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Committee Chairs
Sueann Kenney-NoziskaChair, Registration & Continuing Education Committee
Kathrin HartmannChair, University Education Committee
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

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.

NEW! School-Based Registered Play Therapist Credential available!

APT is pleased to announce the addition of the School Based-Registered Play Therapist™ (SB-RPT) credential to its Credentialing Program!

The SB-RPT credential is intended for professionals who hold a current and active individual state license or certificate from their state’s department of education to independently practice as a school counselor or school psychologist.  

APT thanks Registration and CE Chair Sueann Kenney-Noziska and the 37-member committee for their dedication on this project!