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!
It is with great sadness that we share that Sandra McSwain passed away on December 1, 2020. She was a great advocate of play therapy both on the board and in her personal/professional life. Some of my first memories of play therapy conferences included Sandra and her crew. A full tribute by a former PA APT board member who knew her well will be posted at a later date. In the meantime, please feel free to honor her with your words and memories here.
President, PA APT