Join the New York Association of Play Therapy today to become part of the exciting field of play therapy!


Join New York APTIncludes all the benefits of being a member of both the Association for Play Therapy as well as the New York Association for Play Therapy.

  • APT Quarterly color magazine “Play Therapy”
  • APT bi-annual research journal (International Journal of Play Therapy)
  • Discounts at APT Annual International Conference and bookstore
  • Eligibility for play therapy Professional Malpractice Insurance
  • Access to brochures and articles
  • Access to on-line listing of APT-Approved provider training nationwide and listing of graduate university and college play therapy courses nationwide.
  • Access to membership directory
  • Distance Learning
  • Eligible for Research grants; Leadership Academy Training; Research and Student Research Awards
  • Access to information on becoming a Registered Play Therapist or Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
  • Quarterly State newsletter
  • Opportunities for Free regional play therapy training with play therapy CE certificates
  • Discount at State Annual Play Therapy Conference


  • Live or work in New York State
  • Have a Master’s or Doctorate or equivalent degree in a mental health or related field (Full Member status with voting privileges)
  • Be a student or an interested individual (Affiliate with non-voting status)


Click here to read and download a copy of our by-laws. (PDF – updated 2016)

How to Apply

Association for Play TherapyVisit the national organization website to join or renew your membership, and to learn more about member benefits, categories, and dues.