Who can join the National Association for Poetry Therapy?

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. Our members include people who have found that, in their personal lives or their professional endeavors, words and stories contribute to personal growth, self-understanding, community-building and emotional well-being.

What benefits will I receive as a member of NAPT?

Benefits include publications, discounted conference fees and a variety of opportunities for connecting with others who share your interest in the healing power of words. Click on the Membership Benefits link at the top of this page for a complete list.

What is Institutional Membership?

Institutional membership is designed for academic institutions, health care facilities, corporations and other entities who wish to provide a higher level of support for NAPT in exchange for benefits that enhance their ability to connect with NAPT members. Please see the Institutional Membership page for more information.

Are any discounts available to reduce the cost of membership?

NAPT offers reduced membership rates to students who are enrolled full-time in a college or university, seniors (age 65 and over) and veterans and active service members. These membership categories and rates are provided on the membership application page.

Has your membership information changed?
If so, please send all changes of address, phone, e-mail, etc., to Stephanie Christenson at naptmembership@poetrytherapy.org.

Are payment plans available for membership dues?

No. The administrative costs of such arrangements are prohibitive for NAPT at this time. You may, however, pay by credit card on our membership application.

The membership year has already started. Do I have to pay for the full year?
NAPT’s membership year begins January 1 of each year and ends on December 31 of that year. All NEW MEMBERS who join at the conference or before 10/1 are eligible for the reduced Half-Year membership rate.   We encourage all renewing members to send in dues payments prior to January 1st to ensure that they do not miss any publications or announcements. Renewing members always pay the full year’s dues even if they renew after January 1st.
Apply for or renew your membership to NAPT by using our membership application. If you have questions, please contact us at naptmembership@poetrytherapy.org.