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APT Chartered Branches
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Branch Overview and Benefits

APT Branches are chartered independent, incorporated organizations within the United States to provide local training, advocacy, and peer contact opportunities for play therapists, mental health professionals and students. Visit your APT branch website to learn more! 

An APT member residing within the territory of a chartered branch must also be a member of that branch. In accordance with their charter agreements, each branch provides at least these annual benefits to members:
  • 4 communications annually to members
  • 5 hours of APT-approved play therapy continuing education
  • 1 public play therapy promotion
  • Peer networking opportunities

Gold Branch Awards

Branches exhibiting superior performance are annually presented Gold Branch Awards and are authorized to use the Gold Branch insignia. To earn a Gold Branch Award, a branch must earn at least 100 points annually in these core areas between April and March:

  • Membership Growth
  • Sponsored Play Therapy Education
  • Communications (emails, newsletters, etc) to members
  • Maintain a percentage of branch members who hold the RPT, RPT-S or SB-RPT credential
  • Public Play Therapy Outreach promotions
  • Other: Active website, social media channels, award programs, networking events, and the branch leadership/business meeting at the APT Annual Conference

Congratulations 2020 Gold Branches!

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland/DC, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New England, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming .

Branch Presidents

To assist with your membership efforts, you may access a current membership list or email members directly from the APT website here. For questions concerning State Branches, contact Melissa Villegas, Communications Coordinator,, 559-298-3400 ex. 305

Branch Logos

The public now recognizes APT and its network of chartered branch by a single uniform logo. Branch presidents, graphic artists, and other authorized personnel may choose from four (4) options to satisfy their graphic needs.