We are so glad you are here. Take a look around our website for some exciting upcoming trainings, networking opportunities, and resources around Play Therapy!



The time has come!

Our annual Spring Conference is just around the corner!

While things are looking different in so many ways this year, we are delighted to virtually offer our Spring Conference Keynote, Janine Shelby PhD., as she presents a training event on Saturday, February 27th focused on using the healing powers of play to respond to large-scale tragedies.

Training will be held on zoom. To register, click HERE!

For more information, take a look at our BROCHURE.

For information around available scholarships, take a look at the application form!




Upcoming Lunch & Learn Opportunities! Free to Members!
In lieu of our typical breakout session day during our annual Spring Conference, we are offering various lunch & learn opportunities (entirely free to members) throughout the Spring of 2021! 
For more information, take a look at our events page.
From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you all a Happy New Year!


What is Play Therapy?

Play Therapy is defined by APT 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." 
Play Therapy should only be provided by mental health professionals who have met the required education, licensure, and additional specialized training and supervision specific to Play Therapy.  
Play Therapy isn’t Just Play!


Colorado APT proudly achieved Gold Branch for 2019!!
Branches exhibiting superior performance are annually presented Gold Branch Awards and are identified by the Gold Branch insignia. To earn a Gold Branch Award, a branch must earn at least 100 points in these core areas between April and March:
  • Membership Growth
  • Sponsored Play Therapy Education
  • Communications (emails, newsletters, etc) to members
  • Maintain a percentage of branch members who hold the RPT, RPT-S or SB-RPT credential
  • Public Play Therapy Outreach promotions
  • Other: Active website, social media channels, award programs, networking events, and the branch leadership/business meeting at the APT Annual Conference