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APT and its chartered branches observe a dual membership system in which Professional and Affiliate members must join both APT and their respective branches. Both dues are included in the total membership dues. When you become a member of the NMAPT, you also become a member of the APT, who will confirm your membership within 1 month of applying for membership.

The costs of NMAPT branch membership:

  • $95- Professional     ($80 APT + $15 NMAPT) 

  • $50-Affiliate/Student ($45 APT + $5 NMAPT)

Benefits of Membership to APT/NMAPT:

  • Discounted rate for NMAPT trainings when available

  • All NMAPT trainings are approved for APT continuing education credit

  • Quarterly Newsletter complete with play therapy interventions, training information, and many other useful resources

  • FREE access to APT Community Listserves and Community Forums to network and conduct the business of play therapy with colleagues.

Publications from APT:

  • FREE subscription to biweekly Member Flash to learn about important play therapy and APT news.

  • FREE subscription to monthly Mining Reports featuring brief multi-disciplinary literature reviews that identify emerging trends, best practices, or the most current wisdom on specific topics.

  • FREE subscription to quarterly Play TherapyTM featuring news, clinical articles, editorials, a leadership directory, advertisements, and other play therapy and APT information.

  • FREE subscription to the peer-reviewed quarterly International Journal of Play Therapy® featuring original play therapy research, case studies, theoretical applications, and current practices.

  • FREE and exclusive access to the Members Only section of the APT website featuring Community Listserves, Community Forums, archived Mining Reports and Play Therapy magazine articles, self-populating online member and RPT/S credentialing renewal forms, and a private Find A Member Directory.

Discounts included in your APT membership:

  • REDUCED FEE to register for the Annual Conference at which attendees network with and recognize the achievements of their colleagues and earn play therapy continuing education credit for licensure and play therapy credentialing purposes.

  • REDUCED FEE to apply for or renewal the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credentials which help consumers identify those licensed or certified mental health professionals with specialized play therapy training and supervision.

  • REDUCED PRICE for purchase of most books, videos, and other products at the APT Bookstore.

  • REDUCED PRICE for rental cars at Hertz, (800) 654-2210. Use code CDP 1774872 to identify yourself as an APT member.

  • FREE QuickQuote to explore the cost-effective professional insurance options offered by the Health Provider Services Organization (HPSO).