The National Association for Poetry Therapy seeks to build and sustain a worldwide community providing a professional, international network for bringing into the world growth, healing, communication, and collaborative learning.
Our annual conference and virtual events offer extraordinary opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals to network, learn, and collaborate. At our conference and virtual events, offered throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to attend exceptional sessions to expand your knowledge and earn continuing education. Our Keynote Poets, Speakers, and Workshop Presenters represent both scholarship and relevance.
Our conferences feature workshops in four tracks:
Clinical/Health Care Setting: for those interested in working in both mental health and medical professions.
Educational Setting: for those interested in working in schools, universities, after-school programs, etc.
Social Justice: for those interested in working in community settings that address cultural diversity, gender identity, and social issues.
Spirituality: for those interested in working in spiritual centers or pastoral care, or whose work has primarily a spiritual focus.
Each year, various scholarships are available as well as member discounts.
Due to the COVID pandemic, our 2020 conference was cancelled and our 2021 & 2022 conferences were held virtually. The health and safety of our community is foremost in our minds for our 2023 conference. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person once again. Click here to learn more about our 2023 conference.