Chapter Information
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The Florida Association 
for Play Therapy 
Big Bend: Dempsey Rupe
bigbend@floridaplaytherapy.org

First Coast: Allison Tharaldsen
firstcoast@floridaplaytherapy.org

Central: Brianna DeSouza
central@floridaplaytherapy.org

West Central: Tessa Hastings
westcentral@floridaplaytherapy.org

Southwest: Diana Salazar
southwest@floridaplaytherapy.org

Southeast: Tara McDonnell
southeast@floridaplaytherapy.org

South: Andrea Vargas
south@floridaplaytherapy.org




                                                      Chapter Regions as defined by FAPT

The following 7 regions have been identified by the FAPT Board of Directors based on membership locations. As per the revised 2019 FAPT Bylaws, up to 3 additional Chapters can be created with Executive Board Approval. 

Big Bend: Leon County, Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Holmes County, Jackson County, Bay County, Gulf County, Bay County, Franklin County, Gadsden County, Jefferson County, Madison County, Washington County, Calhoun County, Liberty County, Wakkula County, Taylor County, Hamilton County, Lafeyette County, Suwannee County

First Coast: Duval County, Nassau County, Clay County, Baker County, Flagler County, Saint Johns County, Union County, Columbia County, Bradford County

Central: Polk County, Osceola County, Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Volusia County, Brevard County

West Central: Alachua County, Gilchrist County, Dixie County, Levy County, Marion County, Citrus County, Sumter County, Hernando County, Pasco County, Hillsborough County, Manatee County, Hardee County, Pinellas County

Southwest: Sarasota County, Charlotte County, Lee County, Collier County, DeSoto County, Hendry County, Glades County

Southeast: Palm Beach County, Martin County, St Lucie County, Indian River County, Okeechobee County, Highlands County

South: Monroe County, Miami-Dade County, Broward County
Upcoming Virtual Chapter Meetings
FAPT Central Chapter
Friday, March 8, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.
Friday, April 12, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.


FAPT South Chapter
Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.


FAPT West Central Chapter


FAPT Southwest Chapter
Friday, March 8, 2024 | 12:00 p.m.
Friday, May 10, 2024 | 12:00 p.m.


FAPT Southeast Chapter 
Friday, March 15, 2024 | 12:00 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2024
Partners in Play Therapy
Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, May 17, 2024 | 12:00 p.m.
Friday, June 21, 2024 | 12:00 p.m.


FAPT First Coast Chapter


FAPT Big Bend Chapter
​Saturday, April 13, 2024
Introducing the Pawsome Human-Animal Connection in Play Therapy
Click here for more information and to register.