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 2015 Annual Conference and Silent Auction.   

  • Women's Functional Health; Dr. Sonja Williams
  • Evergreen Gift Shop
  • ChildTherapyToys.com
  • Envision Counseling; Paula Johnson
  • Lighthouse Counseling Center
  • Stewarts Cafe
  • PlayTherapySupply.com
  • Old Time Photos
  • Wal-mart
  • Stonecrest Bookstore
  • Bill Fisch Photo
  • Pampered Chef
  • Saffees
  • Sundance Embroidery (Moberly) 
  • Worry Woos
  • Orkid Toys - Meebe 
  • Minor Mikes
  • Lake Ozark Helicopter
  • Savannah Grille
  • Ozark Enterprizes
  • Flipback
  • Table Manners