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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.


Association News

Congratulations Membership Campaign Recipients!

APT congratulates our 2017 Membership Campaign recipients who won the following prizes when their names were randomly drawn during our March - June campaign:

  • Sheri Mitschelen, LCSW, RPT-S, Fairfax, VA - iPad Air
  • Karla Kirtland-Schweyer, PCC-S, RPT-S, Ashland, OH - $200 Amazon gift card
  • Colleen Martinez, PhD, LCSW, RPT-S, Montclair, NJ - $100 cash

Minnesota APT increased its professional members by 16.4%, earning them a $500 food and beverage credit to use during the 2017 Conference.

Thanks to the 118 members who together recruited 143 new professional and 13 new affiliate members between March and June!

Save 35% off in the New E-Learning Center!

The new and improved E-Learning Center is now live! To celebrate the new platform during our 35th Birthday, members can enjoy 35% off ALL tests in the E-Learning Center for the next 35 days!

Enter code 35for35 in the coupon code box during checkout to receive the discount until August 21, 2017. Happy Learning! 

Conference Room Block at 70%!

Today nearly 70% of our rooms at the Marriott City Center Hotel in Minneapolis have been reserved!

Already have hotel reservations at the Marriott City Center and seeking a roommate? APT members may use this forum to find others looking to share the cost.

Room availability and special rates are guaranteed until September 15, 2017, or until the space is filled. We urge you to make your hotel reservations soon!


APT Celebrates 35 Years!

Join APT in celebrating its 35th year in 2017! This will be a year of recognition, celebration, and looking back on over three decades of promoting the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists. Take an insider’s look into the Association’s history with a new APT Fun Fact in each weekly member flash, enter the year-long "Where's the Dude?!" Sweepstakes, and be there in October for the 35th Birthday Bash at the Annual APT International Conference in Minneapolis, MN!

Check out everywhere the Dude's been so far in the Where's the Dude?! photo album.

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