Minnesota Association for Play Therapy

Minnesota Association for Play Therapy MNAPT strives to build a cohesive community of professionals committed to the practice and promotion of play therapy for children and families.

Winners winners chicken dinners!! These lovely humans took home prizes. Fun to add to play rooms
04/05/2024

Winners winners chicken dinners!! These lovely humans took home prizes. Fun to add to play rooms

MNAPT Annual Conference 2024!
04/05/2024

MNAPT Annual Conference 2024!

MNAPT Annual Conference 2024!!!
04/05/2024

MNAPT Annual Conference 2024!!!

We have so many wonderful members, we can't help but to shout out about them! Here is a peek into Nicole Rohrer's wonder...
03/20/2024

We have so many wonderful members, we can't help but to shout out about them! Here is a peek into Nicole Rohrer's wonderful work as a play therapist.

Nicole has a passion for working with children ages 6 months to 7 years old and their families in areas of anxiety, depression, adjustment, trauma, adoption, foster care, attachment, and other mental health concerns. She primarily utilizes non-directive play therapy and has completed trainings in Experiential Play Therapy and Level 1 Theraplay. She also is certified as a parent coach for Attachment and Bio-behavioral Catch-up for infants 6 months-24 months old and their caregivers.

Have you ever considered joining the MNAPT Board, to help advance our Play Therapy Community, advocate on behalf of our ...
03/14/2024

Have you ever considered joining the MNAPT Board, to help advance our Play Therapy Community, advocate on behalf of our community, and provide input into conferences, trainings, and events?

It's almost that time! With the Special Election behind us MNAPT is looking forward to our annual board election in May of 2024!

Join the Board and see what all the fun is about! Board Officers meet roughly 6 times per year (2 in person and 4 virtual) and Board Members-at-Large meet 4 times per year (2 in person, 2 virtual).

Benefits include:
✨Discounted or free entry into trainings
✨Staying up to date on all National and Local APT news
✨Providing input in to the events MNAPT hosts
✨Getting to know your Play Therapy community better!

MNAPT will have TWO open board positions! You can nominate yourself at the link in comments by April 12th and someone from MNAPT will each out to you at the end of April!

We hope you'll be joining us for our Annual Spring Conference on April 5!🥗 Come and get social! MNAPT is hosting a netwo...
03/06/2024

We hope you'll be joining us for our Annual Spring Conference on April 5!

🥗 Come and get social! MNAPT is hosting a networking and social hour during our 12:15 - 1:15 lunch break at the annual MNAPT Conference. Grab your lunch or have it delivered and get a chance to network and mingle with the MNAPT Board and other play therapists!

🧩MNAPT is looking for mental health professionals who are interested in play therapy but don't have any experience or training!

If this is you or a fellow therapist you know, please fill out the form on our website by March 25nd to be entered to win MNAPT's "Welcome to Play Therapy" Prize Basket!

Find more at our website: https://www.mna4pt.org/

Members, don't forget to join us tomorrow, Thursday Feb 15th for our virtual Member Meeting and networking!A link for th...
02/14/2024

Members, don't forget to join us tomorrow, Thursday Feb 15th for our virtual Member Meeting and networking!

A link for the member meeting has been be sent to MNAPT Members in their Association for Play Therapy messages! If you have any questions contact [email protected]!

Happy Last Day of Play Therapy Week!One last chance to enter the drawing for a gift card, don't forget to post your rand...
02/10/2024

Happy Last Day of Play Therapy Week!

One last chance to enter the drawing for a gift card, don't forget to post your random acts of play and tag us to be entered!

It's not over yet!Keep sharing your random acts of play with us this week! We'd love to hear what your favorite interven...
02/10/2024

It's not over yet!

Keep sharing your random acts of play with us this week! We'd love to hear what your favorite interventions are!

🎉 Announcing our Annual Play Therapy Conference! 🎉We are so excited to have Jackie Flynn join us in April for our confer...
02/08/2024

🎉 Announcing our Annual Play Therapy Conference! 🎉

We are so excited to have Jackie Flynn join us in April for our conference!
Tickets are live on the MNa4pt website.

Don't forget, tag us in your random acts of play this week to be entered to win a gift card!!

It's still Play Therapy week!Don't forget to post and tag us in your random acts of play for your chance to win a gift c...
02/07/2024

It's still Play Therapy week!

Don't forget to post and tag us in your random acts of play for your chance to win a gift card!!

We had a blast last night celebrating International Play Therapy Week at our virtual training with Such a wonderful even...
02/06/2024

We had a blast last night celebrating International Play Therapy Week at our virtual training with
Such a wonderful evening of learning about Acculturation and the playroom!

Please keep sharing your random acts of play with us this week!

Happy International Play Therapy Week Day 2!!Show off your Random Acts of Play this week and tag us to be entered into a...
02/05/2024

Happy International Play Therapy Week Day 2!!
Show off your Random Acts of Play this week and tag us to be entered into a drawing for a gift card!

What is a random act of play? It could be almost anything, as long as you are having fun! Perhaps coloring, finding shapes in the clouds, playing hopscotch, or even a good ol' card game. Can't wait to see how you play!

Happy International Play Therapy Week 2024!!Join us this week to celebrate by posting Random Acts of Play for the chance...
02/04/2024

Happy International Play Therapy Week 2024!!

Join us this week to celebrate by posting Random Acts of Play for the chance to win a $25 gift card! Tag us to be entered!

We can’t wait to see all the different ways you play!

Last Chance to Register! Check out our Play Therapy Week 2024 Virtual Training!Edit- **this is on Feb 5, 2024, not 2023!...
02/01/2024

Last Chance to Register! Check out our Play Therapy Week 2024 Virtual Training!

Edit- **this is on Feb 5, 2024, not 2023!**

Minnesota Association for Play Therapy


Registration is now open!
You can find the details on www.mna4pt.org under “Training” 📲

Title: Play Therapy & Acculturation: Children, Parents and Families

Date: Monday February 5th, 2024

Time: 6-8pm CST

Location: Online (Zoom)

Presenter: Liliana Baylon, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Description: This play therapy workshop will delve into the intricate interplay of acculturation within the context of play therapy. This specialized training is designed to equip therapists, counselors, and mental health professionals with the insights and practical tools to navigate the multifaceted landscape of cultural integration and identity formation among children, parents, and families.

Objectives:

1. Develop culturally responsive play therapy strategies that cater to the diverse needs of children and families navigating acculturation.

2. Explore the nuances of acculturation within immigrant families, examining how it influences children, parents, and family dynamics in the play therapy session.

3. Provide strategies for therapists to empower parents in supporting their children’s cultural identity development through play therapy.

01/19/2024

Minnesota Association for Play Therapy


Registration is now open!
You can find the details on www.mna4pt.org under “Training” 📲

Title: Play Therapy & Acculturation: Children, Parents and Families

Date: Monday February 5th, 2024

Time: 6-8pm CST

Location: Online (Zoom)

Presenter: Liliana Baylon, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Description: This play therapy workshop will delve into the intricate interplay of acculturation within the context of play therapy. This specialized training is designed to equip therapists, counselors, and mental health professionals with the insights and practical tools to navigate the multifaceted landscape of cultural integration and identity formation among children, parents, and families.

Objectives:

1. Develop culturally responsive play therapy strategies that cater to the diverse needs of children and families navigating acculturation.

2. Explore the nuances of acculturation within immigrant families, examining how it influences children, parents, and family dynamics in the play therapy session.

3. Provide strategies for therapists to empower parents in supporting their children’s cultural identity development through play therapy.

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12/15/2023

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Congratulations to our very own Board Member at Large, Nicole!! 🎉
12/12/2023

Congratulations to our very own Board Member at Large, Nicole!! 🎉

Nicole Harriman, LICSW, RPT-S, Hermantown, MN

Did you check your inbox this week? If you did, you saw this exciting announcement for Play Therapy Week 2024!! 🎉Registr...
12/08/2023

Did you check your inbox this week? If you did, you saw this exciting announcement for Play Therapy Week 2024!! 🎉

Registration is now open! You can find the details on www.mna4pt.org under "Training" 📲

Title: Play Therapy & Acculturation: Children, Parents and Families

Date: Monday February 5th, 2024

Time: 6-8pm CST

Location: Online (Zoom)

Presenter: Liliana Baylon, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Description: This play therapy workshop will delve into the intricate interplay of acculturation within the context of play therapy. This specialized training is designed to equip therapists, counselors, and mental health professionals with the insights and practical tools to navigate the multifaceted landscape of cultural integration and identity formation among children, parents, and families.

Objectives:

1. Develop culturally responsive play therapy strategies that cater to the diverse needs of children and families navigating acculturation.

2. Explore the nuances of acculturation within immigrant families, examining how it influences children, parents, and family dynamics in the play therapy session.

3. Provide strategies for therapists to empower parents in supporting their children's cultural identity development through play therapy.

Wooo! Congratulations, Maria! 🎉🎉
12/06/2023

Wooo! Congratulations, Maria! 🎉🎉

Maria G. Aguirre, LMFT, RPT, Luverne, MN

Woohoo! Congratulations, Gina! 🥳
12/04/2023

Woohoo! Congratulations, Gina! 🥳

Gina Dronen, LPCC, RPT, Pine City, MN

We love supporting your process as you develop into a Play Therapist! 💚
11/29/2023

We love supporting your process as you develop into a Play Therapist! 💚

11/21/2023

Hello playborhood! It seems some spam has found it's way on to our page - we are so sorry if you've been tagged in any of those messages. Unfortunately, the accounts that are spamming have blocked us from viewing their comments. If you see these comments (most are about play therapy apparel) please press and hold on the comment, which will bring up some options to report to Facebook as spam. Thank you! ✌🏼

Lovely reminders for talking to others about their art! 💚
11/21/2023

Lovely reminders for talking to others about their art! 💚

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