Missouri Association for Play Therapy

to educate, encourage, and promote the advancement of play therapy professionals

The Missouri Association for Play Therapy (MAPT) has been organized as a state chapter of the national Association for Play Therapy (APT), a professional society formed in 1982 to foster contact among psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals interested in exploring and, when developmentally appropriate, applying the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat clients, particularly children.


On behalf of the Missouri Association of Play Therapy, we want to welcome our members to our new website, to our blog.  Our goal is to discuss the benefits of play therapy, highlight play therapists across the state, and provide helpful ideas that might be useful to...