What is Play Therapy?


The Association for Play Therapy (APT) defines play therapy as "the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use...

Hawaii Association

Annual Conference


HAPT sponsors a 2 day conference every year in February.  Past speakers include: Gary Landreth, Paris Goodyear-Brown, Eliana Gil, Scott Riviere, and more.  Come join us at our next conference!

Play Therapy



Just as adults use words, children use play to communicate.  When developmentally appropriate, licensed mental health professionals therapeutically use play to help clients, especially children...