About the National Association for Poetry Therapy
The National Association for Poetry Therapy, Inc. (NAPT) is a nonprofit international and interdisciplinary organization promoting growth and healing through written language, symbol and story. NAPT members have forged an energetic community of healers, educators and other helping professionals who value the applications of words and language.
NAPT includes members from a wide range of disciplines, and writers of all styles, including poets, journal keepers, storytellers and songwriters. Our community includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, educators, librarians/information specialists, nurses, physicians, occupational and recreational therapists and clergy.
We work in many settings where people deal with personal, interpersonal and community challenges. We are found in prisons, support groups, schools, inpatient and day-hospitals, Veterans’ Administration clinics, etc. We work with people of all ages, whether in crisis or searching for wider avenues of growth. We exist where literary art and healing intersect.
NAPT represents the language-oriented branch of expressive arts therapies.
A Message to Our Members
We are committed to providing you the service you deserve as a member of the National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT). We appreciate you and encourage you to communicate with us! Please contact our Administrator via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about membership please contact us at email@example.com.
The NAPT mailing address is:
Thank you for being a member of NAPT. We look forward to serving you this membership year.
Has your contact information changed?
If so, please send all changes of address, phone, e-mail, etc., to our Membership Chair at naptmembership@poetrytherapy.
We want to thank our Regional Representatives who are helping to raise NAPT’s visibility and promote membership in NAPT!
They help by disseminating information on the richly varied field of poetry/bibliotherapy by networking with individuals, organizations and/or institutions that are engaged in the areas of education, mental health, health care, creative arts expression, spiritual development, and/or social justice advocacy.
Please contact a representative in your area, if you have questions and/or wish to get more involved. We welcome your involvement and participation!
Regional Representatives List
Sherry Reiter firstname.lastname@example.org & Laura Santner LauraSantnerLCSW@gmail.com – New York
Robin Rosato email@example.com – Bronx, New York
Lorrieann Geyer firstname.lastname@example.org – New Jersey
Deborah Ross email@example.com – Baltimore/Washington D.C. Area
Catherine Tanquis firstname.lastname@example.org – Louisiana
Dail Duncan email@example.com – Ohio
Beth Jacobs firstname.lastname@example.org – Ilinois (Chicago)
Geri Chavis email@example.com & Alison Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org – Minnesota
Colleen Brezny email@example.com – South and North Dakota
Carrie Vestal Gilman firstname.lastname@example.org – Colorado (Denver Area)
Ellyn Zografi email@example.com – Utah
Perie Longo firstname.lastname@example.org & Cynthia Kelvin email@example.com – Central California, Los Angeles & Santa Barbara
Meral Omurtag firstname.lastname@example.org – California (San Diego)
Jazmin Hamilton email@example.com – Oregon
Outside of the U.S.