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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

The APT Office will be closed Wednesday, December 13 & Thursday, December 14 while the staff attends the California Society of Association Executives conference for professional development. The office will reopen Friday, December 15 at 8am.

APT E-Learning Center Discount

Enjoy 10% off ALL 2017 Conference Workshops in the APT E-Learning Center now through January 31, 2018. Use the CE hours to earn or renew your Registered Play Therapist (RPT), Supervisor (RPT-S) or School Based-Registered Play Therapist (SB-RPT) credentials.

In addition, APT E-Learning Center trainings are eligible for NBCC and APA CE credit. Enter coupon code New10 at checkout to save today!

National Play Therapy Week

SAVE the DATE! National Play Therapy Week starts February 4th through the 10th. This is a time to highlight and promote the importance of play therapy, credentialed play therapists, and the Association for Play Therapy. 

Help us spread the word about play therapy by sharing your story! Submit a short video (20-30 seconds) of your personal play therapy journey and it might be featured during National Play Therapy Week.

APT Celebrates 35 Years!

This has been a year of recognition, celebration, and looking back on over three decades of promoting the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists! It's not too late to join the fun! Enter our "Where's the Dude?!" photo contest, join your friends and peers at the 35th Birthday Bash during the Annual APT International Conference, and follow us on social media to enjoy our throwback pictures from the early days of APT.

Join the Dude as he travels the world in the Where's the Dude?! photo album.






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