JOIN THE ASSOCIATION FOR PLAY THERAPY
Membership in PA-APT provides concurrent membership in APT.
Programs and benefits of membership include the following:
Quarterly Newsletters from APT and PA-APT
Semi-Annual Journal Published by APT
Discounted prices for the Annual Conferences at both the State and National Level
Directory of APT Members
Discounted prices through the APT Bookstore
BECOME A REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST
The intent of the APT Credentialing Program is to develop national standards for the competent practice of play therapy and confer the Registered Play Therapist (RPT), Registered Play Therapist–Supervisor (RPTS), and School Based-Registered Play Therapist (SB-RPT) to those mental health professionals who meet these national standards.
This is accomplished by integrating play therapy instruction, clinical experience, and supervision. The APT Credential is achieved by completing a sequential 3-phase approach that builds upon a completed graduate degree, and requires depth and breadth of training, experience, and supervision to increase play therapy competencies.
The updated credentialing standards, established in 2019, focus on promoting professional accountability and require ongoing professional growth and development that ultimately improve mental health services to the most vulnerable populations, especially children.