FAQs

What are the requirements to become a member?

Professional membership may be granted to any person interested in Play Therapy. Student membership may be granted to any student, graduate or undergraduate, interested in Play Therapy. Retiree membership may be granted to any person, age 62 or older, interested in Play Therapy.

How much does membership cost?

Membership dues are annual, August 1 – July 31, renewing on August 1 of each year. If you are a professional in the play therapy field, dues are $40. If you are a student or retiree, dues are $25. You may become a member at any time during the year, but please note that memberships expire on July 31st of each year regardless of when purchased.

What are the benefits of being a member?

As a member, you are invited to attend 4 events per year, with free CEs! We also offer a reduced rate for our annual Winter Workshop. Our chapter provides a great way to network with other play therapists in our area.

Do I have to be a Registered Play Therapist to become a member?

No! Our membership includes school counselors, licensed professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, counselors in internship status, students completing their degrees in counseling, and even those simply interested in learning more about play therapy.

What information is required to become a member?

We ask for your name, credentials, license numbers, address, phone number and email. We also ask if you are a member of the Association for Play Therapy. These items are required for our records with the Association for Play Therapy. We ask a few optional questions to get to know you better and what you would like your level of involvement to be in our chapter!

Do I have to be a Registered Play Therapist to become a member?

No! Our membership includes school counselors, licensed professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, counselors in internship status, students completing their degrees in counseling, and even those simply interested in learning more about play therapy.

How many CEs can I earn?

Each event provides 2 CEs, while the winter workshop provides 6 CEs. We are an approved CE provider for the Association for Play Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. CE certificates are provided upon the conclusion of each event.

Can I attend an event without becoming a member?

Yes! We encourage all professionals and students who want to learn more about the field of play therapy to attend our events. Without membership, general events are $20 and the Winter Workshop is $150.

What is Play Therapy?

Play Therapy is a developmental intervention designed to help children explore their feelings, express themselves, and make sense of their life experiences so they may grow up as happy and well-adjusted as possible.  It involves the use of play as the child explores at their own pace and with their own agenda, issues (past and current), conscious and unconscious, affecting the child’s life in the present. Often children are unable to express themselves with words. Through play, children’s natural medium of expression, they are able to express themselves in a way they are most comfortable. To learn more about Play Therapy, we encourage you to visit the Association for Play Therapy at http://www.a4pt.org/page/WhyPlayTherapy.