21st Annual Play Therapy Conference

NYAPT Annual Conference 2021

(all sessions live for contact CEs, see full brochure for details and descriptions)
$50 each for members or $180 for 4-session member bundle
$60 each for non-members
Register before April 5, 2021 (if you register early before March 15th you will be entered in a special prize drawing) Register here

IMPORTANT – How to get your CE credit and certificate for the Conference:
You must attend the full session(s) with camera on. Sessions are being monitored for attendance.
You must complete a post test online with a passing score of 80%. The link will be sent to you with other workshop details prior to the conference. You may repeat the post-test and a preview of the questions will be included in the handouts.

YOU MUST DOWNLOAD, COMPLETE AND MAIL the CE packet within 30 days of the conference to the address provided in the packet. Do not mail these to NYAPT. Please carefully read the instructions in the packet for completion.


David-CrenshawThursday April 15th 9:00 – 12:15 PM (EST)
David A. Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP, RPT-S
Family Play Therapy in the County Jail: A Story of Resilience





Sabra StarnesFriday April 16th 8:15-11:30 AM (EST)
Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, RPT-S
Engaging the Therapeutic Powers of Play to Grow as a Culturally Attuned Play Therapist




Lisa DionFriday April 16th 12:30-3:45 PM (EST)
Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S
Play Therapy with Pre-teens and Teens





April 16th, 3:45-4:30pm Win prizes and hear about your branch, student research and more! Opt in for raffle tickets on the registration to benefit our Scholarship fund. All attendees will be automatically invited to this meeting via email. If you are not attending the conference you can still join the meeting by clicking here (link to Zoom registration form).

Would you like to be entered in our scholarship raffle drawing? If you did not buy your $10 ticket during registration for the conference you can still get tickets here up until 4:00 on April 16th.

Doctoral candidate Lily Jay will present highlights from her project: A Different Lens: Engaging Parents in Virtual Play Therapy Through Video Feedback. Full document is HERE.


Rachel AltvaterSunday April 18th 1:00-4:15 PM (EST)
Rachel Altvater, Psy.D., RPT-S
Incorporating Digital Play in Play Therapy Practice






Thanks to the Self Esteem Shop for their support of our conference. Conference attendees can use this code at checkout for 10% off and free shipping on play therapy books and products: NYAPT2021.