24th Annual Play Therapy Conference

Join Us for Our 24th Annual  NY Association for Play Therapy Conference

Unwinding insecurity: Utilizing attachment- informed sandtray-based play therapy

April 12-13, 2024 | Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia, NY

We welcome all social workers, psychologists, family therapists, psychiatrists, school counselors, child life specialists, nurses, mental health counselors and graduate students.

Marshall Lyles
EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Marshall has over 20 years of practice in family and play therapy. Drawing on lessons learned from working with attachment trauma in a variety of mental health settings, Marshall regularly teaches on sand tray therapy, other expressive modalities such as poetry, and attachment-informed family work around the globe. In addition to co-authoring the book Advanced Sand tray Therapy: Digging Deeper into Clinical Practice, he has contributed multiple chapters and articles to publications. You can connect with him at www.marshalllyles.com.

Registration Information:

  • One Day Pass:
    Full time students: $170
    Members of APT/NYAPT: $225
    Non-Members: $270

  • Full Conference Pass:
    Full time Student: $229
    Members of APT/NYAPT: $359
    Non-Members: $459
    Supervision Session: $100

Registration Ends March 20th – REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

Save on Registration Fees!
Join the Association for Play Therapy right now and save on your registration for this conference while receiving all the benefits of membership including 2 quarterly publications. New York residents will automatically be enrolled in the New York chapter.

  • Membership Fees:
    $100 for professional members
    $55 for students & affiliate members

To join The Association for Play Therapy visit our membership page.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be made ONLY if requested up to 15 days prior to conference and will be subject to an administrative fee of $40. NYAPT, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the conference in the event of rare, unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund of registration fees. In all instances, the liability of NYAPT, Inc. is limited to the refund of registration fees only.


Option 1: The Inn at Glen Sanders Mansion
1 Glen Ave. Scotia, NY 12302

• 19 room riverside boutique hotel at the conference site.
• Free parking and Wifi
• $225 per night

To reserve: Call 518-374-7262 and specify 2024 NYAPT Conference. Due to limited availability, early reservations are recommended.

Are you interested in room and/ or ride sharing? Information will be available soon. Be sure to keep checking our Facebook page.

Option 2: Comfort Inn and Suites, Schenectady-Scotia
168 Sacandaga Road, Schenectady, NY 12302

• Suburban hotel located 1.1 miles from the conference venue
• Free parking, Wifi, indoor pool, and exercise room
• $140.49 per night

To reserve: Call or book online 518-348-5276 and specify 2024 NYAPT Conference Grp #UG48O6.

Rate available until 3/14/24 after which rooms are released to general availability at market rate.


Contact Us

For questions and ADA accommodations, email playtherapyfun123@gmail.com or call (513) 550-2990

Continuing Education

For those interested in receiving continuing education credits for this conference, please download our continuing education information document (PDF).

Download Continuing Education packet (PDF).