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What is the Sam Houston Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy?

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What is play therapy?

Trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help children (usually 3 – 12 years old) to prevent or resolve psychosocial issues and behavioral disorders.  Play therapy uses the natural “language” of the child – play.  Licensed mental health professionals, mental health agencies, schools, hospitals, and private practitioners use play therapy. For a detailed overview of the field, visit the Association for Play Therapy.

Who can join the Sam Houston chapter?

Anybody who is interested in play therapy, including students (graduate or undergraduate) and retirees (62+) or those who are simply interested.

Do I have to be a registered play therapist to become a member?

No. Our membership includes school counselors, licensed professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, counselors in internship status, students completing their degrees in counseling, and those simply interested in learning more about play therapy.

Do you provide CE’s?

Yes. We are an approved CE provider for the Association for Play Therapy, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed social workers. CE certificates are provided at the end of each event.

How many CEs can I earn?

We provide four events per year, and each event provides 3 CEs, while the winter workshop provides 6 CEs.

Do I have to be a member to attend one of your events?

No.  We encourage all professionals and students who want to learn more about the field of play therapy to attend our events. However, non-membership event fees are slightly higher.

How much does membership cost?

Annual membership dues are $35 (professional play therapists) and $25 (student or retiree).

Why should I join? What are the benefits of being a member?

As a member you are invited to attend 4 events per year.  We also offer a reduced rate for our annual Winter Workshop. Our chapter provides a great way to network with other play therapists in our area. Check out all our member benefits at our Why Join Us page.

When can I join?

Anytime! Our membership renews annually. Find our more about membership here.

Sign me up! What information will I need in order to become a member?

We will ask for your name, professional credentials, license numbers, address, phone number and email. We also ask if you are a member of the Association for Play Therapy. Also, we ask a few additional (optional) questions to get to know you better.

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