Welcome to the Illinois Association for Play Therapy Website

Please explore our website to learn more about the Illinois Play Therapy Branch and the practice of Play Therapy

IL-APT Officers and Chairs

Susan Stutzman

Vice President:
Christie Mason

Andrea Bushala:

Melody Cline

Newsletter Chair:
Lisa Gassin

Membership Chair:
Simone Schmale

Training C0-Chairs:
Laura Tejada

June Stroner

The IL-APT Board welcomes you to the world of Play Therapy.  The Illinois Branch of the Association for Play Therapy strives to maintain current information with the best Play Therapy practices and pass this information to its members.IL-APT sponsors an Annual Conference with cutting edge presenters that offer training in different theories using a variety of interventions and evidenced-based information.For our up-coming training information, click on the Training and Conference tab.IL-APT can provide Orientation to Play Therapy Trainings free of charge.  Contact Mary Alice Wentling at 815.973.6111 for more information. IL-APT publishes twice yearly newsletters and 4 times yearly news Flashes.  For our most recent publications, click on the Newsletters tab. IL-APT welcomes volunteers to work on our board in various positions.  We also appreciate input in our newsletters and Flashes.

Get More Involved

Please consider sharing your time and talents with the board. Whether you might be willing to write an article for the newsletter or help out at a member meet and greet we always appreciate and welcome members becoming more involved.

We have established a quarterly schedule for board meetings which are open to members.

Upcoming Board Meetings:

Nov. 19, 2016:  5:00pm – 7:00 pm
201 E. Ogden Ave. Suite 106, Hinsdale, IL 60521

Feb. 18, 20175:00pm – 7:00 pm
201 E. Ogden Ave. Suite 106, Hinsdale, IL 60521

March 22, 2018 12:00pm (held at annual conference site location)
May 6, 20185:00pm – 7:00 pm
201 E. Ogden Ave. Suite 106, Hinsdale, IL 60521




Illinois Association of Play Therapy Puppet