Our Mission
Our Branch’s Mission Statement is to enhance the status of play therapy as a profession, provide professional growth opportunities for our members, and to expand the national membership.  

Branch Objectives:

• Create networking channels, 
• Encourage peer supervision groups, 
• Provide a speakers bureau for
  interested parties in related disciplines, 
• Promulgate sound play therapy
  practices, 
• Be an advocate for children's rights,
• Celebrate the joys of play. 

Welcome to the Maryland/DC Association for Play Therapy Website!



Check out the upcoming training: 

Friday, November 3rd 2017
Experiential Play Therapy Supervision - Building and Ethically & Engaging Practice
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What is Play Therapy?

The Association for Play Therapy (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."
Our Branch
The MD/DC APT Branch has been in existence since 1994, connecting new and established play therapists from a wide array of mental health disciplines with high-quality training and a community of practitioners and researchers dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families through play therapy.