Become a UAPT/APT Member

We invite you to become a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). We are part of a national, professional society that promotes the value of play, play therapy and credentialed play therapists. Join us today!

Learn more about becoming RPT or RPT-S

Established in 1982, APT is governed by an elected board of directors, managed by a professional staff, and funded by membership dues and program fees paid by these and other mental health professionals in the U.S. and 25 other nations: Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselores and School Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Child Life Specialists, Physicians and Nurses, Parents, Graduate Students, and Other Interested Parties.

Because Play Therapy directly helps children and others in need, your membership support is important and sincerely appreciated! Click here to register.

Programs and Benefits

Your annual membership fees provide you with a quarterly newsletter, news, clinical articles, editorials, leadership directory, branch conferences calendar, and industry advertisements.

  • Semi-Annual Journal
  • Membership Directory
  • Annual International Conference
  • Professional Credentials Available; RPT and RPT-S
  • Approved Continuing Education Provider
  • Bookstore
  • Professional Insurance
  • Distance Learning via the APT website
  • Research Grants Available
  • Annual Student Research Award
  • Advertising
  • Play Therapy Promotion
  • Staff Assistance
  • Membership Year, expires on the anniversary month yearly.
  • Become a member!

Have a membership question? Please let us help!


Find a Therapist

Connecting with the right therapist is a big part of making progress! Included here is a list of professionally trained, certified play therapists. The UAPT does not endorse any member therapist, nor do we certify, imply or affirm the knowledge or competency of any such individual.

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