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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

Play Therapy on National TV!

On July 8th, the field of play therapy was broadcasted across the country during an episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr on FOX Business! Thank you to those who promoted the episode on social media and for everyone who watched it!

The 6-minute special can now be viewed online. Stay tuned for more information on a 30-second commercial that can be used for additional public awareness of play therapy!

"Where's the Dude?" Photo Winner

The Dude was recently seen having fun at the fair this summer with APT Member Asceneth Paez-Arroyo, LMFT, RPT-S, Livermore, CA!

Her photo became our July "Where's the Dude?" winner when it was randomly drawn to win either $350 cash or $500 off registration fees for the 2017 APT International Conference in Minneapolis, MN. Submit your photo with the dude and you could be our next lucky winner! 

Save 35% off in the New E-Learning Center!

The new and improved E-Learning Center is now live! To celebrate the new platform during our 35th Birthday, members can enjoy 35% off ALL tests in the E-Learning Center!

Enter code 35for35 in the coupon code box during checkout to receive the discount until August 21, 2017. Happy Learning! 

APT Celebrates 35 Years!

Join APT in celebrating its 35th year in 2017! This will be a year of recognition, celebration, and looking back on over three decades of promoting the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists. Take an insider’s look into the Association’s history with a new APT Fun Fact in each weekly member flash, enter the year-long "Where's the Dude?!" Sweepstakes, and be there in October for the 35th Birthday Bash at the Annual APT International Conference in Minneapolis, MN!

Check out everywhere the Dude's been so far in the Where's the Dude?! photo album.

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