“The mission of the Irish Association for Play Therapy and the quality of its members make this Association an outstanding resource for all who are interested in the therapeutic powers of play.”

–Charles E. Schaefer, Ph.D., RPpy T-S, Co-founder and Director Emeritus of the USA Association for Play Thera(APT)

“Japan Association for Play Therapy would like to extend our warmest greetings to the Irish Association for Play Therapy. We are excited and honored to have play therapists with such high standards and caliber, as those in IAPT, as our cohorts in this wonderful profession. We look forward to a long lasting, constructive and positive working relationship, collaborating in advancing the field of play therapy throughout the world.”

Akiko J.Ohnogi, Psy.D. Co-founder and Board Director of Japan Association for Play Therapy Takako Yuno, M.A., RPT-S Co-founder and President of Japan Association for Play Therapy

“On behalf of your USA colleagues, I offer our most genuine congratulations to the Irish Association for Play Therapy and its members throughout the Emerald Isle. It is exciting to observe the growth of the study, practice, and instruction of play therapy around the globe. Recognition of the value of play and play therapy is growing among both the general public and mental health practitioners. We enjoy staying in touch with national leaders like Eileen Prendiville as we all share the same challenge to establish and operate organizations committed to advancing play therapy and serve the professional needs of our respective members. Your new website is both beautiful and functional. Good luck and let’s stay in touch!”

Bill Burns, CAE, Executive Director USA Association for Play Therapy

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