Canadian Association for Play Therapy

We focus on training, research, standard setting and advocating on behalf of clinicians and the children and families they serve.

Mission and Vision Statement

The Canadian Association for Play Therapy believes in the value of play therapy and its contribution to an individual’s mental, emotional, social, and psychological wellbeing.

The Association believes in advancing and promoting the understanding and value of play therapy, high standards of professional and ethical practice, and advocating for our membership.

The Association maintains a strong, professional organization and promotes professional training and current research in the field of play therapy.

Publications & Resources To Keep You Informed

play therapy brochure

What Is Play Therapy

Learn more about Play Therapy with this brochure that discusses how it helps children feel better and improve behaviour.

playground magazine

Playground Magazine

The official voice of The Canadian Association for Play Therapy, helping the association promote the understanding and values of play therapy. Published Bi-Annually.

monthly newsletter

CAPT Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter discusses the latest news, events and happening surrounding CAPT. Be sure to keep up-to-date by reading each month.

What's Coming Up?

Certification Q&A Session

March 1st, 2023 at 12:00 EST

Join your certification committee chair on zoom to answer any question you may have about certification. The Certification Q & A sessions are held monthly.

Canadian & International Play Therapy Week

February 5 - 11, 2023

Join us in celebrating and sharing the importance of play, play therapists, and the credentialed play therapists of the world.