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Sueann Kenney-NoziskaChair, Registration & Continuing Education Committee
Mistie BarnesEditor, Play Therapy Magazine
Deborah CampbellChair, Leadership Academy 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

Submit Conference Proposals by Jan. 25!

Two weeks left to submit your 2017 Conference workshop proposals online!

APT seeks a blend of new and experienced presenters offering both foundational and cutting-edge topics that benefit attendees engaged in play therapy practice, instruction, and supervision.

Our Annual Conference will be held at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Oct. 10-15. Mark your calendars!

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.

Now thirty-five years later, APT boasts 6,200 members, almost 3,100 credentialed play therapists, and 29 Approved Centers of Play Therapy Education!

Join us as we celebrate the Dude turning 35 - all year-long! Watch your weekly member flash for an APT Fun Fact, submit photos with the dude to be entered into monthly drawings, and
much more……


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