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APT Branches are chartered independent, incorporated organizations within the United States to ensure local training, advocacy, and peer contact opportunities for mental health professionals and students. Visit your APT branch website to learn about its president and scheduled play therapy continuing education programs.


An APT member residing within the territory of a chartered branch must also be a member of that branch. In accordance with their charter agreements, each branch provides at least these annual benefits to members:
  • 4 communications annually to members
  • 5 hours of APT-approved play therapy continuing education
  • 1 public play therapy promotion
  • Peer networking opportunities

Gold Branch Awards


Branches exhibiting superior performance are annually presented Gold Branch Awards and are identified by the Gold Branch insignia. To earn a Gold Branch Award, a branch must earn at least 100 points in these core areas between April and March:

  • Membership Growth
  • Sponsored Play Therapy Education
  • Communications (emails, newsletters, etc) to members
  • Maintain a percentage of branch members who hold the RPT, RPT-S or SB-RPT credential
  • Public Play Therapy Outreach promotions
  • Other: Active website, social media channels, award programs, networking events, and the branch leadership/business meeting at the APT Annual Conference

Branch Logos

The public now recognizes APT and its network of chartered branch by a single uniform logo. Branch presidents, graphic artists, and other authorized personnel may choose from four (4) options to satisfy their graphic needs.

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