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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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Enter for a chance to win an iPad Air!

Will you be a lucky winner of one of these prizes - $100 cash, a $200 Amazon gift card or an iPad Air?

Each new member referral equals a drawing entry in our 2017 Membership Campaign. For a quick and easy option, use the Refer a Friend link on your APT profile page for a direct referral link. But hurry, the campaign ends June 30th!

if your branch increases its professional members by the highest percentage (minimum 15%) during the March 1 thru June 30 campaign period, you and your fellow branch members will enjoy a $500 food and beverage credit at the 2017 Conference headquarter hotel in Minneapolis!

Submit Documents to the Resource Center!

APT invites you to submit your documents to be in included in the Resource Center

Found under the Membership header on the APT website, this Members Only benefit includes a collection of sample documents and models provided by your play therapy colleagues.

We continue to add more samples to the collection so check back often for new documents that can generate ideas and save you time!

Play Therapy on FOX Business!

An episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr on FOX Business will air a 6-minute special on APT and the field of play therapy July 8th at 5pm (EST). This opportunity has the ability to educate 85 million people on the value of play therapy!

The episode features Co-Founder Kevin O’Connor, Registration & CE Committee Chair Sueann Kenney-Noziska, and APT member and RPT-S Valente Orozco. Mark your calendars and spread the news of the upcoming episode on FOX Business July 8th!

New Career Center Launched!

A new and improved Career Center is now available on the APT website! Located under the Membership tab, members can search jobs, post an open position, upload a resume, and receive job alerts at no cost!

Do you have a job opening in your agency, private practice or university? Get your listing in front of more than 6,000 mental health professionals through the APT Career Center!

Check back daily for new job listings or subscribe to the email alerts and be first to know when a position is posted.

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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