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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

Play Therapy TM Magazine - Article Highlight


“Integrating Play and Family Therapies to Help Children with Anxiety” by Eman Tadros, MS, MFT was featured in the Play TherapyTM Magazine this March. Tadros explains the advantages and techniques to make the anxious child feel more comfortable, such as circular questioning, story-telling, and a non-directive approach. Tadros also provides examples on how to address emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms during family play therapy. Learn more by reading the full article!

American Counseling Association - Call for Proposals

The world’s largest organization dedicated to professional counselors, the American Counseling Association (ACA) is accepting proposals for its 2019 conference until the June 4, 2018 5:00 pm ET deadline. This is a great opportunity for play therapists to educate and share with other professionals the therapeutic powers of play – submit your proposal today!

APT Membership Card

Did you know?

The APT website gives you the option to print out your membership card! Simply login to your APT profile, click on Manage Profile at the top right-hand corner, then click Membership Card under Information & Settings.

Upcoming Deadlines
  • Call for proposals: American Counseling Association(ACA) 2019 Conference Due June 04,2018
  • Facebook car magnet challenge ends April 27, 2018

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