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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

The APT office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27 at 8am.

APT Celebrates 35 Years!

This has been a year of recognition, celebration, and looking back on over three decades of promoting the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists! It's not too late to join the fun! Enter our "Where's the Dude?!" photo contest, join your friends and peers at the 35th Birthday Bash during the Annual APT International Conference, and follow us on social media to enjoy our throwback pictures from the early days of APT.

Join the Dude as he travels the world in the Where's the Dude?! photo album.

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