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Welcome to the West Virginia Association for Play Therapy

We exist to advance play therapy, the treatment approach in which licensed professionals use the natural benefits of play to improve the mental health of children, families, and adults!

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Newsletter 10-2-14.docx
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The Dates and Location Have Been Set for the 2014 WV APT Annual Conference!

Solve the Mystery!


******IMPORTANT INFORMATION****** Regarding Registration for WVAPT 2014 Conference- If you encounter problems paying through Paypal the following is recommended: Register Online and you may: pay with a check to WVAPT Conference 2014. Mail to: Theresa Williams at 448 Western Ave Morgantown WV 26505 AND/OR you may pay on-site with a check AND/OR we will accept credit card payments through paypal on-site.

WV APT is #1 in the Country for New Members in 2013

APT recently announced the winners of the 2013 Membership Drive and WV APT was #1. This earned us a $500 credit for meals at the upcoming national conference in Palm Springs.

Thanks to all of your hard work, WV APT increased it's membership by 48%. 


2013 - 2014 WV APT Committee Sign Ups

It is time again for you to determine which WV APT Committee you would like to
be a part of.  Joining a Committee is an excellent way of staying at the
cutting edge of what is happening in our field and helping all professionals in
the state to provide the best services possible to their clients.  We have
some exciting committees to choose from so please read through the list and if
you have any questions, send an email to
Please choose which committee you would live to participate in and sign up via
email by July 15, 2013.

CEUs and Quality Assurance:  This committee is designed to
ensure that we provide quality CEUs to our members.  If you have ideas
about topics that you would like to see included this might be a committee for
you.  This committee will be chaired by Gail Shade for the 2013-2014 year.

Welcome:  This committee is designed to ensure that all of
our new members know what WV APT has to offer so they can take full advantage
of our resources.  If you love to talk with other professionals and
personally get to know them, then this is the place for you!

Member Services:  This committee is designed to ensure that
WV APT is on the cutting edge of the technology that is available.  This
includes the website, facebook, videos, video conferencing and blogs.  If
you love social media then we would love to have you use your skills to further
the WV APT cause.

Recruiting:  This committee is designed to get the WV APT
message to all those in the state who don't know who we are.  This will
include participating in tradeshows and other really fun activities.  Our
president Katrina Jefferson is chairing this committee.

Private Practice:  This committee is designed to ensure that
our members who are involved in private practice have all of the resources that
they need to be successful.  If you have been in private practice for a
while and have advice to give, then this is the committee for you.

Growth:  This committee is designed to determine how to best
get the funding to continue to allow our organization to provide services for
our members.  If you love online shopping, then this one if for you!

Current:  This committee is designed to ensure that we are
providing information on the most up to date topics that are affecting our
profession.  If you are always the first to know what's happening, then
this is the place for you.

For Sale


Anatomically correct dolls commonly used for sex education.


 Bag includes black family of four with adolescents, toddlers, and four babies.

Retail Price: $830, Asking Price: $500

**Teach-A-Bodies Manual included**



If interested please contact Heather Hagerman

Do you want referrals?

More new referrals each week!


We are consistently getting requests for referrals to play therapists through the website and facebook page.  Make sure you don't miss out on being on this referral list by completing this profile form and submitting it to WV APT.  CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE PROFILE FORM.

The 2013 WV APT Annual Conference was AWESOME - make plans now to attend next year's conference!

Spotlight on New Members

Rachel Ball


Michelle Cremeans


Alyssa Fenner


Ruth Goldbloom


Sherry Hoffman


Kristen Johnson-Gibeaut


Deborah Migyanko


Tamara Miller


Donna Smith


Timothy Vaughn


James Wells

Please join us in welcoming new WV APT members!


WV APT Achieves GOLD BRANCH status again for 2013! Great work everyone!

Welcome to the new WV APT website!

We would love to hear from you.  If you have any ideas or suggestions of what you would like to see on the WV APT website, please let us know.  We are here for you.  Email us using the contact us page.

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