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PA APT 2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
APRIL 26-27, 2024

Jeff Ashby, Ph.D, ABPP, RPT-S

Dr. Ashby is an Alum of Penn State University where he received his Ph.D in counseling psychology.

PA APT is excited to welcome Dr. Ashby back to Penn State!!

Do you feel called to be a part of our work and support one of our teams? If you’ve decided to Attend an Event, rest assured that your time spent contributing to the work of PAAPT will be felt by the people that need it most.

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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.

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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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