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About Play Therapy

Play Therapy Defined

APT defines play therapy as "the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development."

Play Therapy Makes a Difference

A text introduction with research citations in English and several other languages, key presenting problems, and links to research and credentialing information.
Play Therapy Makes a Difference!

Video: Play Therapy Works!

Play Therapy Works! is a short video introduction to the value of play, play therapy, credentialed play therapists, and membership in the Association for Play Therapy.

This information is excerpted from the Association for Play Therapy website at www.a4pt.org