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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.


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2014 Conference Photos Available! Relive your favorite conference memories by viewing our 2014 Conference photos today! We had record attendance at our Oct. 7-12 Conference in Houston with 1,067 participants! Thanks to the 48 volunteers who assisted the staff, the 24 exhibitors who offered play therapy specific products and services, and our 129 presenters! We look forward to welcoming attendees back to the 32nd Annual APT Conference in Atlanta, GA, October 6-11, 2015.

Call for Committee Members! Do you want to get more involved in the play therapy community? Are you passionate about shaping the future of APT? Then join an APT committee today! Committees work with the CEO to assure programs are cost-effective, clinically sound and valued by members. View the full list of committees offered then contact CEO Kathy Lebby for more information on participating!