Welcome

Welcome to the Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA). We are a peak professional association of registered play therapists in Australia. Our goal is to provide support, resources, information, professional development and networking among our members and to the interested general public.

Play therapy is an effective technique used in child counselling or psychotherapy to assist children with their emotional development. It is a globally recognised and established method of working with children, formed from the psychodynamic and humanist traditions. See our about play therapy page for further information on the benefits of play therapy.

APTA registered play therapists all have a tertiary level qualification in a mental health field (psychology, social work, counselling, psychotherapy, occupational therapy) and additional intensive training in play therapy foundational skills, theory, knowledge and practice. They also engage in ongoing professional development and supervision in play therapy.

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Our Mission

The Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA) aims to advance and promote the interests and standards of Play Therapy and Play Therapists in Australia through promoting the value and benefits of Play Therapy for children and others. APTA is unique in Australia in that clinical members and APTA Registered Play Therapists are already qualified mental health professionals, who have completed specialised training in play therapy.

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Memberships

  • Associate
    Member

    From

    $85.00

    Per Year

    Membership available to those with a mental health qualification

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  • International
    Associate

    From

    $125.00

    Per Year

    Membership which recognises your skills and experience as a Play Therapist

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  • International
    Professional Member

    From

    $175.00

    Per Year

    Membership available to those with a mental health qualification

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For more details you can email us on: info@apta.asn.au