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. Members represent a wide range of professional experience, schools of therapy, educational affiliations, artistic disciplines, and other fields of training in both mental and physical health.  We hope you will be able to learn from the many workshops, lectures, and informal networking opportunities available. We trust you will be inspired to absorb, reflect, and write. Please visit us on Facebook or www.poetrytherapy.org to contact the NAPT Board and for more information about NAPT.

    Each year we look forward to gathering together in order share our work and network with fellow clinicians, educators, journal writers and others who appreciate how poetry and other forms of writing might contribute to improved mental and physical health.  It has been a privilege and an honor to work with such a talented and dynamic group of people over the years, who have contributed to making each NAPT conference meaningful and special for all. In addition, I applaud NAPT's vision is to remain cohesive and welcoming of new members of diverse backgrounds.

    I wish to thank all of our workshops presenters, tech support helpers and special event facilitators, who have contributed to making this 2022 Virtual Conference a valuable and rich experience for all. I especially would like to give a heartfelt thanks to a Board has remained stable and strong during these troubled times in our country's history. This past year, the NAPT Board  has been extremely supportive and has been able to move forward into a new phase of continued growth and inclusivity. Most of all, I wish to thank my dear friend and colleague, Nick Mazza, our current president, whose dedication and continued commitment to NAPT is second to none.

    With much gratitude,
    Barbara Kreisberg, MS, CPT
    Vice President & Conference Chair

    About registration.

    • Be sure to log in before you register to receive your member conference discounts.
    • You can join NAPT prior to registering for the conference to receive your discounts.
    • Problems with your password? Request a link to change yours or log in with Google or Facebook.
    • You will be asked to select your workshop choices for the conference. Please check those you definitely know you will be attending. You will only be allowed to join workshops you have pre-registered for.
    • You will have two options:  either pay by the day at a discounted rate OR pay a la carte for each individual workshop or event.  
    • Some workshops have participant limits. If a session has reached its limit, it will be designated as SOLD OUT.
    • You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete. Please save that email.
    • The week prior to the conference, you will receive your links and instructions. 
    • REFERRALS: If you refer a new member or attendee, you will receive a $25 rebate off your registration fees once that person is registered. You can use the referral section during your registration process or contact our bookkeeper Mary Johns at naptbkkr@poetrytherapy.org.
    • For general questions about the conference or registration, please contact bkexpres@aol.com
    • Deadline for registration is April 17th

    • No refunds after April 15th.

    About our conference.

    • Our conference features workshops in four tracks: clinical/health care, educational setting, social justice, and spirituality. The track will be included in the workshop description.
    • Where applicable, the workshop description will include the amount of peer hours that can be credited towards certification with the International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy. To learn more about certification, a Credentialing Information Workshop will be offered on Saturday.  
    • For those needing an NAPT Certificate of Attendance for Continuing Education for any main event and/or keynote, please contact Barbara Kreisberg, Conference Chair at bkexpres@aol.com..  For mental health licensure renewal, educators and others needing Continuing Education for their professional development, you will receive from your workshop facilitator Certificates of Attendance for specific clinical or education focused workshops. These certificates, along with the conference program describing the workshops and events, should be submitted for CEU approval.
    • We believe it is important to create a safe space for sharing within our workshops; therefore, recordings of the workshops will not be made available. However, recordings of the Keynotes and Openings and Closings will be accessible to those who registered for those days.
    • After each workshop, you will be asked to fill out an online workshop evaluation form. You will also be asked to fill out an overall conference evaluation form at the conclusion of the conference. 

    What counts as peer hours for CAPF, CPT and PTR trainees at the NAPT April 2022 Conference?

    1. The Triple Workshop (3.5 hours)

    2. Other Workshops at least 75% experiential, facilitated by a person with a CAPF, CPT, or PTR, or by a credential candidate in supervised training.

    3. All other workshops and keynotes count toward the didactic requirement for trainees.

    Ready to register?

     Click here to view our conference details page. From that page, you can register. 



    "NAPT" The National Association for Poetry Therapy

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