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.


Resources for Children and Parents with Trauma History

American Counseling Association:

National Association of School Psychologists:

Attachment and Trauma-Related Articles from Play Therapy™ Magazine:


Association News

APT Last Call for Volunteers


The deadline to submit the volunteer application for the Annual APT International Conference is June 20, 2018! Volunteers must be professional, hard-working individuals, committed to making the conference a success. Student volunteers are preferred, but all applicants will be considered.

Selected volunteers pay only a $100 non-refundable conference registration fee that includes workshops and continuing education certificate. Submit your application today!

APT Conference Roommates Forum

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Upcoming Deadlines
  • June 20, 2018: APT Volunteer Application due
  • June 30, 2018: APT Membership Campaign ends
  • June 30, 2018: APT Poster Proposal submission due
  • June 30, 2018: APT Conference Pass ends
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