- About APT
- Annual Conference
- Education & Training
- Play Therapy Credentials
- Why Play Therapy?
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.
Submit Conference Proposals by Jan. 25!
Two weeks left to submit your 2017 Conference workshop proposals online!
Submit Awards of Excellence Nominations by March 31!
Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond in the field of play therapy?
Recognize their contribution by nominating one or more of your fellow members for an Award of Excellence! Consult the awards page for more details!
Happy Birthday APT!
In 1982, Drs. Charles Schaefer and Kevin O'Connor established APT as a society for individuals wanting to promote the field of play therapy.