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Membership in NAPT

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Contact Alma Rolfs,
NAPT Board President, at

She’d love to hear from YOU!

Membership in the National Association for Poetry Therapy is open to anyone who shares our mission: Promoting growth and healing through language, symbol and story.


Community & Connection:

  • Participation in an organization that is unique not just for its mission, but for the warmth and openness of its culture

  • Optional participation in NAPT's online discussion group, a virtual community where ideas, resources, and inspiration are freely shared

  • Listing of your own web site on the NAPT Websites page at

 Note: NAPT is in the process of distributing materials in digitized form or providing online access, “greening” ourselves.

  • The Museletter, our membership newsletter, published three times a year, with association and member news, as well as articles, reviews, training and networking opportunities, and more

  • The Journal of Poetry Therapy, published quarterly, with articles on research and process, dissertation abstracts, book reviews, and poetry

  • A periodic e-newsletter with the latest news from the NAPT board as well as events, member announcements, and other resources
Personal & Professional Growth:
  • Explore the use of poetry therapy, expressive writing, journal therapy and other uses of the language arts

  • Develop leadership skills and make professional connections through participation in NAPT committees and board service

  • Discounted registration fee for the annual conference

Members' Only Area (under construction):

  • Annual Membership Directory

  • Museletter Sample Editions

  • More member-only areas are being developed!  Please send your comments and suggestions to help build this area of our website to

Membership Application

Apply for or renew your membership to NAPT by using our Online Membership Application

If you have questions, please contact, or visit the Membership FAQS page.


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