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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

International Journal of Play Therapy in the Mail!

The January issue of the International Journal of Play Therapy® is in the mail!

Manuscripts for future journal publications are always welcomed by Editor Franc Hudspeth, PhD, RPT-S through the online portal. Consult the Instructions for Journal Authors for further information.

National Play Therapy Week, Feb. 4-10, 2018

National Play Therapy Week is a time to highlight and promote the importance of play therapy, credentialed play therapists, and the Association for Play Therapy.

APT wants to hear about your Play Therapy week celebrations! If you have an event planned, published news interview or promotion to boost play therapy public awareness, send it to APT for inclusion in the daily Play Therapy Week newsletter. View additional ways we can work together to educate the public on the importance and value of Play Therapy!

Submit Conference Proposals by Jan. 25

Proposals wanted! With only nine days left to submit your 2018 Conference workshop proposals, don’t wait to share your play therapy knowledge and expertise.

Our Annual Conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ, on Oct. 3-7.

Save the Date!

APT wants to hear your story! What is your favorite play therapy memory? When were you first exposed to play therapy? What has driven you to pursue play therapy in your career? Whether you’re a newbie, or a long-time member, your unique experiences are what make the Association great. Submit a short video (20-30 seconds) including your name, degree, credentials, city, state, and your personal play therapy journey and it might be featured during National Play Therapy Week.

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