Washington Association for Play Therapy

 Promoting the Healing Power of Play in Washington

Welcome to the Washington State Association for Play Therapy

Save The Date!

Annual WA-APT Conference

Friday & Saturday, March 23-24 2018

Seattle Pacific University, Seattle WA

***Registration opens January 1st, 2018***


Saturday Key Note Featuring Nick Cornett, PhD

Speaking on


Family Ties: Using Family Play Therapy to


 Loosen Binds and Strengthen Bonds

Brief Overview: Despite the increasing recognition of the importance of family-oriented clinical practices, research suggests that children are often left out of family therapy, and families are often left out of play therapy (Haslam & Harris, 2011; Sori & Sprenkle, 2004). Come see how family play therapy can provide a developmentally-appropriate and inclusive approach for working with the entire family! 

Friday will be our multi-topic breakout sessions for entry level to advanced clinicians. On Saturday, our keynote speaker, Nick Cornett, will be presenting all day.


Registration and more info to come!

As the Washington Branch of the Association of Play Therapy we believe in the use of play therapy as a profound medium for healing and change. Our purpose is to share our passion for play with professionals and the community through education and research. This website will provide you with information about our organization, educational advancement, play therapists in the community and play therapy resources. Please search through this site and enjoy the power of play!

WAAPT Mission Statement

The mission of the Washington State Association for Play Therapy is to advance the psychosocial development and mental health of all people in all nations through play and play therapy by promoting the understanding of play therapy, providing effective practice through training and research, maintaining professional development and preserving diversity. 

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