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Welcome to the Ohio Association for Play Therapy 

Ohio Association for Play Therapy (OAPT) is a not-for-profit incorporation that is dedicated to providing a forum for the professional growth and development of play therapists, providing training to the mental health community, and advocating for appropriate mental health treatment for children.


“Toys are children's words and play is their language."
Gary Landreth


Become a Member

APT offers an annual membership, renewable every 12 months, with dual membership to ensure all individuals within a chartered branch territory are members of both APT and their respective local branch!

There are also many Membership Benefits!


Get Involved with Ohio APT

There are countless ways to get involved with Ohio APT! From attending Ohio APT's Fall or Spring Conference to planning a networking event to joining a committee, the options are endless. There are also various options that fit various personalities. 


About Play Therapy

Ohio APT wants to spread the word about play therapy. Learn more about play therapy, how to become a play therapist, and where to find one in your area! 

Upcoming Events


Playful Pathways with Clair Mellenthin 

Elizabethtown, KY 

September 5th - 6th, 2024

Register Now


Ohio Association for Play Therapy Fall Conference 

Save the Date! 

Friday, November 8th 

Little Bear Golf Club

Please email if you would like your event posted on Ohio APT's website and in the monthly newsletter

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