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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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Save the Date! Our 2015 annual conference will be held at the  Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA, on Oct. 6-11! The conference brochure and volunteer application will be available on the 2015 Annual Conference page in May!




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While you're shopping help support public awareness and play therapy research initiative by purchasing a car magnet “Play Therapy Works” or “My Work is Child’s Play”. Or better yet - get one of each!  All proceeds from the sale of the magnets go directly to the Foundation for Play Therapy!