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Mistie BarnesEditor, Mining Report
Charles MyersEditor, Play Therapy Magazine
Sueann Kenney-NoziskaChair, Registration & Continuing Education 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.

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Where can I find Play Therapy training?

A directory of APT Approved Providers, and Universities offering play therapy instruction is available on the APT website. 

Approved Providers –
APT accepts play therapy workshops, seminars, and conferences displaying the approved provider statement (APT Approved Provider XX-XXXX) on promotional materials and certificates of completion.

University Courses -
University courses restricted to enrolled graduate students, where a transcript is provided are not required to be APT approved. However, APT approval is required for university courses open to the public.

For specific questions, please give our office a call today!

RPT/S Frequently Asked Questions UPDATED!

Interested in becoming an RPT or RPT-S but have questions on key areas? The RPT/S Frequently Asked Questions page has been updated!  Please visit and share this page with others to assist in clarifying the credentialing criteria. As always, feel free to contact us with further questions.

A special thanks to the Registration and CE Committee for their support and participation in this recent project!

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