Play Therapy


Hawaii Association

Mission + Vision

The Hawaii Association for Play Therapy (HAPT)is an independent organization that is a chartered branch of the Association for Play Therapy. HAPT is a not-for-profit incorporation that is dedicated to providing a forum for the professional growth and development of the play therapist, providing training to the mental health community, and advocating for appropriate mental health treatment for children. This includes the following:

  • Training sessions for Continuing Education (CE) hours
  • Peer consultation groups
  • Educating the public about the importance of play therapy treatment for children
  • Promotion of play therapy as a bonafide modality of treatment
  • Promotion of the highest standards in the profession of play therapy
  • Advocating for childrens' mental health issues
  • Encouraging our members to become Registered Play Therapists (RPT) and/or Supervisor

HAPT recognizes that play therapy is used by practitioners from diverse fields including Art Therapists, Child Development Specialists, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage, Family, & Child Therapists, Psychiatric Nurses, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Recreational Therapists, School Counselors, Teachers, Mental Health Counselors, and others!