Welcome to the Missouri Association for Play Therapy!

The Missouri Association for Play Therapy (MAPT) has been organized as a state chapter of the national Association for Play Therapy (APT), a professional society formed in 1982 to foster contact among psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals interested in exploring and, when developmentally appropriate, applying the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat clients, particularly children.

In the five regions of Missouri that MAPT serves, regional representatives and a six-member board operate the organization, award scholarships, and staff workshops and area meetings throughout the year. The regional representatives and board are volunteers elected or appointed from the membership of the organization.

To learn more about play therapy and MAPT, please explore this website at your convenience. Welcome!

Sponsors and Donors

We would like to thank the following Businesses and People for donating to our 2014 Annual Conference and Silent Auction.   

  • Childtherapytoys.com
  • PlayTherapySupply.com
  • Toys of the Trade 
  • Stonecrest Book and Toy
  • Country Clube Hotel and Spa 
  • Savannah Grille 
  • Old Time Photos (Bagnell Dam)
  • Lake of the Ozarks Helicopters
  • Osage Beach Target 
  • Osage Beach Hyvee
  • Osage Beach Walmart
  • Osage Beach Outback Steakhouse
  • Flipback Resale Shop  
  • The Dogpatch Store
  • Grandma's Candy Kitchen
  • Summer USA at Bagnell Dam
  • Stewart's Cafe 
  • Sugar Creek Mini Golf
  • Tom Sawyer's Cruises
  • Jenny McGee Art 
  • Kansas City Zoo
  • Tree House Treasures
  • LO's CrabShack
  • Lighthouse Counseling 
  • Step By Step Counseling
  • Midwest Counseling 
  • Jamie Benton 
  • Dr. Robert Grant
  • Erin Golden
  • Brittany Johnson
  • Katie Clayton and Jennie Wilson