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Member Publications

The Association for Play Therapy (APT) provides official publications to its membership, in the form of:

International Journal of Play Therapy®

The quarterly International Journal of Play Therapy® is a peer-reviewed journal with scholarly articles about current play therapy research, case studies, theoretical applications, current practices.  Produced each January, April, July, and October.  Available on PsychNet, and its articles archived by APA.

Play Therapy Magazine™

Play Therapy Magazine™ is a quarterly full-color publication offering important information about clinical and professional best practices, experiential and research-based play therapy applications, association program news, member recognition's and play therapy book reviews.

Produced  quarterly each March, June, September, and December.  Articles archived online for two years.

Mining Reports

An electronic publication to alert play therapists about current or emerging mental health trends, cutting-edge best practices, and other wisdom. Recent multi-disciplinary publications (intelligence) are scanned (mined) and citations reported to assist those who teach, practice, and supervise play therapy. Produced quarterly each February, May, August, and November. 

Member Flash

A bi-weekly electronic newsletter to alert and inform members about association news, service and recognition opportunities, and upcoming deadlines.

Why Play Therapy?  

A Brochure to explain the value of play, play therapy, and registered play therapists to public. Useful for parents, teachers and other mental health professionals.  Order brochures via APT Store.  Partially funded by GEICO.

Research & Practice

Play Therapy Best Practices

APT endorses play therapy best practices and offers a paper on touch to assist play therapy practitioners, supervisors, and instructors.  Approved Providers and Registered Play Therapists (RPT) and Supervisors (RPT-S) must attest that they are familiar with the former but both documents of critically important to everyone!

Research

APT encourages play therapy research that demonstrates the value and effectiveness of play and play therapy, increases play therapy knowledge or improves play therapy techniques, and supports evidence-based play therapy practices.

Advertising

Play therapists use a wide assortment of developmentally-appropriate toys, games, and other products in their playrooms.   In addition, they seek play therapy training for both licensing and play therapy credentialing purposes. You are invited to promote your play therapy products and services to them via the APT media below. For assistance, contact Stephanie Carter, (559) 298-3400 ext 3.

International Journal of Play Therapy®

Promote your play therapy products, university play therapy courses and other programs, to thousands of mental health professionals. The quarterly International Journal of Play Therapy® is a peer-reviewed journal with scholarly articles about current play therapy research, case studies, theoretical applications, current practices, and offering professionally-designed full-page display ads.

Play TherapyTM Magazine

Promote your play therapy products to nearly 6,500 APT members and subscribers. Play Therapy magazine is a quarterly full-color publication offering important information about clinical and professional best practices, association program news, member recognition's, play therapy books and reviews, and professionally-designed full-color display ads.

Member Flash

Promote your play therapy products to nearly 6,500 mental health professionals. Our bi-weekly Member Bulletin is an electronic bulletin that informs members about association news and recognitions, approaching deadlines, and displays colorful but inexpensive FlashCoupon ads offering time-limited incentives.

APT Website

Promote your play therapy products to our 45,000 monthly APT website visitors. Our colorful site puts visitors within and outside of the US only a click away from clinical and professional information, program guides and applications, research, archived documents and publications, community forums, directories, and professionally-designed "button ads."

Annual Conference

Promote your play therapy products each October to a thousand Annual Conference attendees who earn continuing education for licensing/credentialing and conduct their annual shopping sprees to replenish their playrooms with toys, books, games, etc.

Partnerships

If interested in promoting your name or products as a play therapy partner, contact APT about program and event sponsorships, e.g. annual Key Awards, Leadership Academy, Research studies, etc. or purchase our Mailing list.  Because we welcome creative win-win suggestions, call APT, (559) 298-3400! In its sole discretion, APT reserves the right to accept or reject any advertising submitted for publication.