New Mexico Association for Play Therapy  (NMAPT) is an association to advance the psychosocial development and mental health of all people in all nations through play and play therapy by promoting: (1) the understanding and valuing of play and play therapy, (2)  the effective practice of play therapy through training, research, and support,  (3)  the recognition, incorporation, and preservation of diversity in play therapy, and (4) the development and maintenance of a strong professional organization to accomplish these objectives.