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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

Meet Andrés! Response to our Andrew video describing the value of play and play therapy has been remarkable! With nearly 14,600 hits, his popularity continues to grow! Now meet Andrés!

Keeping in line with the original, Andrés provides Spanish listeners with important information about Play Therapy, Registered Play Therapist and APT.  We believe that Andrés will be as well received as Andrew! 

To accompany the Andrés video, you can now order our Why Play Therapy brochure in Spanish! Order FREE brochures via our online APT Store and help boost public awareness!