CalAPT branch membership is included with membership in our parent organization, the 
Association for Play Therapy. 

Membership Benefits

  • Member discounts on all CalAPT and APT conferences and trainings
  • Subscription to The International Journal of Play Therapy, a peer-reviewed scientific play therapy journal, a $159 value*
  • Subscription to Play Therapy Magazine
  • APT PlayToday, APT’s e-news bulletin featuring Play Therapy news, resources and information
  • Access to Play Therapy Connection, an online community forum that allows APT members to connect with fellow play therapists and mental health professionals in order to ask questions and share resources
  • Access to APT’s mining reports consolidating information about current, emerging mental health trends and cutting-edge best practices in play therapy
  • Listing in APT’s member directory and “Find a Play Therapist” directory, which help members find and receive referrals and connect with other members
  • Career Center, helping members to list and search for career opportunities
  • Access to APT publications, including free brochures for your play therapy office
  • Discount on fees for registered play therapist credentialing application and renewal
  • Free advertising in the CalAPT electronic newsletter (up to 30 words)

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There are even greater benefits available for service as a CALAPT Board of Director, Committee Member, and Chapter Leader!

CalAPT Volunteers are responsible for strengthening the local play therapy movement by supporting local outreach, networking and trainings. CalAPT is run entirely by volunteers on our State Board and in local chapters.

Volunteering as a CalAPT officer is incredibly rewarding with benefits such as:
  • Experience organizing and hosting play therapy workshops, conferences and other events
  • Connecting with play therapy presenters, as well as clinicians, state-wide
  • Free attendance as a volunteer at all CalAPT conferences and workshops!

Chapter leadership serves the following areas throughout California:
  • Central Coast (includes San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara)
  • Central Valley (includes the areas from Tulare to Stanislaus)
  • Los Angeles (includes LA, Ventura, & the San Fernando Valley)
  • Orange County (includes all areas of Orange County)
  • Sacramento (includes Sac, Elk Grove, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Roseville, Auburn, Davis, and Yolo)
  • Inland Empire (includes all areas of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties)
  • San Francisco (includes all areas of San Francisco Bay)