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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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Resources for Those Impacted by School Shootings

As the news of yet another school tragedy unfolds, APT stands in solace with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community in Parkland, Florida. We offer the following resources for your consideration:

Call for Play TherapyTM Magazine Submissions

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.

Award of Excellence Nominations by March 31

Know someone who has gone above and beyond in the field of play therapy? Recognize your fellow play therapists for their contributions by nominating them for an APT Award of Excellence by March 31!

Submit Board of Directors Nominations by March 31

APT invites professional members wishing to serve on the Board of Directors to submit a Director Candidate Questionnaire by March 31. For additional information or questions, contact CEO Kathryn Lebby.

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