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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

 2017 APT Conference a Success!

APT thanks the 51 volunteers who assisted the staff, the 22 exhibitors who offered play therapy specific products and services, our 78 workshop presenters, and more than 1,000 attendees who made the annual conference a success!

Conference photos will be available in the coming weeks. Look for a link in the Oct. 31st Member Flash!

Weren't able to attend? The 18 workshops that were audio taped will be available in our E-Learning Center soon!

Save the date for the Annual APT Conference - Oct. 3-7, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ! 

"Where's the Dude?" Photo Winner!

The Dude continues his adventures this year by exploring Kauai, HI with APT Member Monica Fyfe, LMFT, BCBA, Redondo Beach, CA!

Her photo became our September "Where's the Dude?" winner when it was randomly drawn from more than 100 photo submissions! Submit your photo with the Dude and you could be our next lucky winner of either $350 cash or $500 off registration fees for the 2018 APT International Conference in Phoenix, AZ!


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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