Welcome to Washington Association for Play Therapy

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Our Mission

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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Conference and Workshop

WAAPT holds conferences twice a year in Spring and Fall, and monthly networking meetings. Find out about upcoming conferences and training that are held by WAAPT, and other training opportunities of other APT chapters in the US and Canada.


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Recent News

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WA4PT 2024 Spring Conference

Mar 22, 2024 8:30AM—Mar 23, 2024 4:30PM

Renton Techinical College 3000 NE 4th St. Renton, WA-98056

WA-APT Fall Conference 2023

Sep 09, 2023 8:30AM—4:30PM

The HIVE- A Spokane Public Library 2904 E. Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99202

WAAPT 2023 Spring Conference

Mar 17, 2023 8:30AM—Mar 18, 2023 4:30PM

Renton Techinical College
3000 NE 4th St.
Renton, WA-98056

Get Involved

As the Washington State 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.