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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

Submit Conference Proposals by Jan. 25

The deadline to submit your 2018 Conference workshop proposals is Thursday, Jan. 25.

Our Annual Conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ, on Oct. 3-7.

Call for Play Therapy™ Magazine Contributors

Share your play therapy knowledge with members by authoring an article for Play Therapy™ Magazine. Contributors are encouraged to write manuscripts conforming to the author guidelines or to submit a 250-word summary of a topic they would like to see covered in the magazine. Future issues of Play Therapy™ Magazine will feature the following topics.

  • Technology in play therapy (by May 15th)
  • Play therapy in medical settings (by August 15th)
  • Play therapy in schools and by school counselors (by November 15th)
  • Working with parents and families in play therapy practice
  • Play therapy and disaster mental health or crisis response

For questions, contact the Play Therapy™ Magazine Editor.

Save the Date!

APT wants to hear your story! What is your favorite play therapy memory? When were you first exposed to play therapy? What has driven you to pursue play therapy in your career? Whether you’re a newbie, or a long-time member, your unique experiences are what make the Association great. Submit a short video (20-30 seconds) including your name, degree, credentials, city, state, and your personal play therapy journey and it might be featured during National Play Therapy Week. Click here for additional ways we can work together to educate the public on the importance of Play Therapy!


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