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Thank you for your interest in joining an APT committee, we welcome member participation!  

To produce the outcomes approved by the APT Board of Directors, the CEO may establish committees and other forums as deemed necessary to ensure that all products and services are a) clinically sound and b) valued by members.  The chairs and members of these entities are appointed by and report to the CEO.  

You are encouraged to review the list of committees below and select up to three committees you wish to join. You must be a current APT member to apply and you must maintain your membership status during your term if appointed to a committee. You will be notified in late April if you are appointed to a committee. The Call for Volunteers is now CLOSED.

Thank you for your interest! If you have any questions, contact Kathryn Lebby, klebby@a4pt.org.

APT Committees:

1. Awards of Excellence: Annually review and evaluate Key Award nominations. This committee is full.

2. Conference Program: Annually review conference program proposals. This committee is full.

3. Ethics & Practices: Tri-annually review and update Play Therapy Best Practices and Paper on Touch; address issues and complaints regarding ethics and practices.

4. International Journal of Play Therapy: Evaluate play therapy research articles. This committee is full.

5. Leadership: Annually review and recommend revisions to Leadership Academy curriculum. Observe and identify emerging class leaders. This committee is full.

6. Mining Report: Review mental health publications and recommend citations for possible publication in quarterly mining reports.

7. Nominations: Orient committee members about the board culture and desire leadership attributes. Review and recommend revisions to the Director Candidate Questionnaire. Annually approve slate comprising not more than six director candidates. This committee is full.

8. Play Therapy Magazine: Review and recommend edits to manuscripts submitted for possible publication in quarterly magazine. 

9. Registration & Continuing Education: Periodically review and recommend policy revisions to Registered Play Therapist & Supervisor and Approved Provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education programs. This committee is full.

10. Research: Foster research that advances play therapy, particularly studies that generate evidence-based play therapy treatments. Review and evaluate Research and Student Research Award nominations.

11. University Education: Periodically review and recommend policy revisions to the Approved Centers of Play Therapy Education program. Review and recommend questions to be posed during History Speaks program interviews.