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Dee RayChair, Research Committee
Mistie BarnesEditor, Mining Report
Sueann Kenney-NoziskaChair, Registration & Continuing Education Committee


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.

Association News

 2016 Year-in-Review Video

Play Therapy Awareness continues to grow and members have gone above and beyond to spread the word! In case you missed the Year in Review video shown in Louisville, see what APT Members have been up to this past year!

APT Included in #BackItUp Video Montage!

Eliana Gil's Friday Keynote during the annual conference in Louisville ended in song and dance, AND was included in the October 17 montage on the Harry Connick Jr Show! Watch APT #backitup!

Leadership Academy Accepting Enrollments! 

If you wish to participate more knowledgeably and effectively in APT governance and programs, consult the syllabus and then submit your 2017 Leadership Academy class enrollment by Dec. 15

Since 2005, 327 members have graduated from our online leadership program that comprises five two-part assignments exploring leadership, APT and its system of governance. Are you prepared to lead play therapy tomorrow?