The purpose of IL-APT is to provide a forum for the learning, discussion and advancement of play therapy ideas and concerns.

The Illinois branch of the Association for Play Therapy has established a board to help coordinate:

On-going professional development of IL-APT members

Promote training, research and the development of materials which further the practice of play therapy

Provide a forum for active communication regarding play therapy

Inform and educate the general public and the mental health community concerning the role of play therapy in referral, assessment, and treatment

Advance high standards of professional conduct and respond to possible unethical conduct of play therapy practitioners

 Advocate for the rights of children


Illinois Association for Play Therapy