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


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

Conference room block filling up fast! 

Today nearly 94% of our rooms at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville have been reserved!

Join your colleagues to earn 40.5 credit hours, attend the Friday Keynote presented by Dr. Eliana Gil, network with other play therapists, shop the amazing exhibits, and enjoy the many visitor amenities in Louisville during our Oct. 4-9 Conference at the Galt House Hotel!

Call for magazine submissions! 

Play TherapyTM Clinical Editor Charles Myers, Ph.D., LCPC, RPT-S, invites your 1,750-word article with references about clinical and professional best practices, experiential and research-based play therapy applications. Consult the Instructions to Authors in the Publications section of the APT website for details and guidelines.