I am writing this after returning from the 2017 International Association for Play Therapy’s annual conference in Minneapolis, MN. There were over 1,000 therapists from around the world joining to learn new and fun ways to help children manage trauma and life stressors. The energy, fun, and desire to impact our world was palpable and contagious! We were able to dance and play with play therapy greats. The best part about it was that they joined us at our level, and inspired and encouraged us without judgment. That is also my hope for MIAPT. To bring together clinicians from every level of experience so all can feel empowered and encouraged. Please join MiAPT, and participate in our conferences, to help develop this great organization and your amazing work!
-Jesliee Bonofiglio, LMSW, RPT