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APT promotes its values by annually presenting Awards of Excellence to those members who demonstrate such values via their outstanding achievements, contributions, and service. Nominations are accepted between February 1 and March 31, and presented during its Annual Conference each October.

Applications are accepted Jan. 1 - March 31 annually.

 

Award Descriptions

The Association for Play Therapy (APT) acknowledges outstanding organizational service to APT, its Foundation for Play Therapy, and/or its chartered branches that significantly develops, promotes, or advances the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists.

 

2017 APT Service Award
Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, NCC, CAS, RPT-S
Owner, Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay Therapy Clinic
Springfield, MO

The Association for Play Therapy (APT) acknowledges an emerging leader, who has been fully licensed for 10 years or less, for their outstanding organizational service to APT, its Foundation for Play Therapy, and/or its chartered branches, that significantly develops, promotes, or advances the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists.

  2017 Emerging Leader Service Award
Renee Turner, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
Counselor, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Belton, TX 

The Association for Play Therapy (APT) acknowledges outstanding public education and promotion that significantly develops, promotes, or advances the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists.

  2017 Public Education and Promotion Award
Dawn Williamson, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Owner, Private Practice
Dundee, OR 

The Association for Play Therapy (APT) acknowledges outstanding published research that significantly develops, promotes, or advances the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists.

The Association for Play Therapy (APT) acknowledges outstanding research by graduate or doctoral students that significantly develops, promotes, or advances the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists.

The Association for Play Therapy (APT) acknowledges outstanding lifetime achievement that develops, promotes, or advances the value of play, play therapy, or credentialed play therapists.

  2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
Phyllis Booth, MA, LCPC, LMFT, RPT-S
Clinical Director Emeritus, Theraplay® Institute
Chicago, IL 

Past recipients: 2005 Garry Landreth; 2006 Charles Schaefer & Louise Guerney; 2008 Diane Frey & Violet Oaklander; 2009 Eliana Gil; 2011 John Allan; 2013 Linda Homeyer; 2014 Terry Kottman; 2015 Kevin O'Connor; 2016 Sue Bratton; 2017 Phyllis Booth

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