APPTA was established in 2007 and is the peak professional body for Play Therapists in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific Region. It was formed in order to support ‘children’, parents, and professionals involved in the field of Play Therapy. It has now grown to include self-regulation, education and practice development. Our head office is located in Victoria, Australia. Our members provide Play Therapy and related services across public and private sectors in Australia, Asia and the South Pacific.
Whilst Play Therapy is now recognised Internationally, in this region it is still being established as a profession. Parents and Service Providers are becoming increasingly aware of the value of using Play Therapy for children, and are seeking further information about specific methods and access.
This website will provide information, resources and support for parents, professionals and Play Therapists. Our not-for-profit association is committed to providing the public with information and support for Play Therapy in an informative and helpful way.
On behalf of the association I wish to thank you for visiting our site.