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WELCOME TO PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION FOR PLAY THERAPY

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITY 
JUNE 13-14, 2024

Karen Doyle Buckwalter MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Matters of the Heart Counseling Landisville, PA

Attachment-Based Assessment and Intervention: Using Play to Strengthen Family Bonds

This workshop includes strategies for assessing and working with children and families.
Participants will learn to use video in both assessment and intervention. Also included will be
practical and playful interventions to increase safety, connection, and healing in relationships.

SAVE THE DATE:  APRIL 25-26, 2025
PA APT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

PA APT is excited to welcome Dr. Robert Jason Grant

Dr. Robert Jason Grant LPC, NCC, RPT-S specializes in working with children, adolescents, families, and adults primarily serving neurodivergent individuals. He is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an integrative family play therapy framework designed to help address themental health needs of neurodivergent children and adolescents.

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THANK YOU TO OUR
PA APT 2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
PRESENTERS!

We appreciate Dr. Jeff Ashby and Collaborative Consultants; Debra Doubrava, Elizabeth Craft and Jacqueline George for sharing their extensive knowledge and expertise on using play therapy techniques to strengthen family bonds and promote healing. 

A heartfult thank you to those attending the PA APT 2024 Conference! It was a pleasure having each and every one of you participate. Your engagement, curiosity, and enthusiasm truly made the event a success.

Another special thank you to our vendors for contributing to the success of the conference and for keeping our play rooms supplied and for helping to  create a memorable experience.

We hope to see you again next year!

A heartfult thank you to our presenters and those attending the PA APT 2024 Conference! It was a pleasure having each and every one of you participate. Your engagement, curiosity, and enthusiasm truly made the event a success.


Another special thank you to our vendors for contributing to the success of the conference and for keeping our play rooms supplied and for helping to  create a memorable experience.

We hope to see you again next year!

Information for 2025 Conference coming soon!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2024 AWARD WINNERS

2024 Camberg Scholarship awarded to Kira Rentas

2024 Guerney Award winner Jennifer Johnson

For more information on the Camberg Scholarship and the Guerney Award,

visit our Awards page.

For more information on the Camberg Scholarship and the Guerney Award,

visit our Awards page.

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WHO WE ARE

The Pennsylvania Branch of the Association for Play Therapy (PA-APT) began to organize in 1997 with the mission of promoting the practice of play therapy in a variety of settings including schools, mental health centers, and private practice. Our current membership includes over 150 Professional and Affiliate members from all corners of the state.


Membership in PA-APT provides concurrent membership in the Association for Play Therapy (APT). APT was co-founded by Charles Schaefer, PHD and Kevin O'Connor, PhD in 1982 and includes over 4,000 members across the United States.


The Pennsylvania Association for Play Therapy is an active and growing organization. PA-APT is committed to providing training opportunities for all practitioners including an annual conference, as well as providing networking opportunities and informal contacts between members. The members, regional directors, and officers of PA-APT welcome your membership and participation in this growing organization!

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