Greetings from Dallas, Texas! I am fortunate enough to be attending the International Play Therapy Conference this year. It has been an amazing experience. I have learned so much and am getting so many wonderful ideas for the future of MIAPT.
I am very excited about bringing back this information to our MIAPT community. There are so many knowledgeable people in attendance and presenting. It’s an amazing opportunity, and reinforces the benefits of involvement with the Association for Play Therapy. APT is working hard to get the word out to both the national and international community about the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential.
We have a strong community of play therapists in Michigan and I was proud to represent our Branch. I strongly urge you to become more involved in the organization in various ways to strengthen and diversify the experiences MIAPT has to offer our community.
In the future, I would love to see MIAPT continue to grow in the area of diversity. It was apparent that there are very strong advocates for play therapy, but it’s not totally representative of our outside world or the people we serve. I would also love to see MIAPT continue to encourage other professionals and those entering the field to become involved in play therapy and APT.
If you ready to be part of this vision, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can take a more active role.
I am grateful for the opportunity to meet and experience so many different perspectives while at the conference.
Play on! Play often! And self-care!
Shana Bombrys, MSW, LMSW, CADC, ADS
Registered Play Therapist