Spring Conference Registration Now Open!
Our Spring Conference will be held March 20-21st, 2020
at the University of Washington Tacoma.
Early bird rates until February 29th! Get more information here.
ashington Association for Play Therapy Wants You! Join our Board!
Plan Events! Network and Connect!
Why Join? Joining our Board is a great way to advance our profession. As a Board Member, you can help plan events big and small, meet new Play Therapists and connect with well known professionals! Open Positions
President-Elect - This is a 3-year term. Your first year you will serve as President-Elect, then President, then Past-President. Your first year you will support the President, help plan the Spring Conference, and maintain a networking list of other professional organizations and their events.
Secretary - This is a 2-year term. You are responsible for updating the WA4PT website, keeping the Board Meeting Minutes, keep our membership records up to date as we get new members. https://campaign-ui.constantcontact.com/campaign/campaigns/list 2/2
Treasurer - This is a 2 year term. You are responsible for ensuring all financial affairs are conducted appropriately and on time. You are responsible for making sure payments such as tax and license payments are made on time. You are responsible for creating financial reports to the Board.
Conference Chair - This is a 1-year term. You are responsible for supporting our President in securing a location for Spring and Fall Conferences, act as a lead in creating conference handouts, registration, and managing 1/2 day presenters so their needs are met.
Membership Director - This is a 1-year term. You are responsible for collaborating with the Secretary in maintaining the membership lists, sending welcome emails to new members, sending out reminder emails when a members expiration is about to expire, assist in events such as Conferences and Networking meetings.
Western WA Networking Chair - This is a 1-year term. This member needs to live and/or work in Western Washington. You will plan and implement Networking Meetings - recruit presenters, secure locations, communicate about the event and manage registration.
Western Washington Director - This is a 1-year term. You are responsible for assisting the Networking Chair in planning and implementing Networking events, promoting Play Therapy in your community, and assisting with Conferences.
Central Washington Networking Chair - This is a 1-year term. This member needs to live and/or work in Central Washington. You will plan and implement Networking events - recruit presenters, secure locations, communicate about the event and manage registration.
Central Washington Director - This is a 1-year term. You are responsible for assisting the Networking Chair in planning and implementing Networking even, promoting Play Therapy in your community, and assisting with Conferences.
Graduate Student Representative - This is a 1-year term. This member needs to be a current Graduate Student in a Counseling program. You will promote Play Therapy and Washington Association for Play Therapy at your school, plan and present with the President or other RPT/RPT-S at your school on the topic of Play Therapy, provide a support function at events.
Requirements to join the board include: - Interested and passionate about Play Therapy!
- A WAAPT member
- Able to attend 2/3 of the monthly meetings (time commitment average 10-20 hours per year). Meetings are held via Zoom
- Fulfill duties described by your elected or appointed position for the term allocated (1-3 years).
To nominate yourself or another play therapist please send:
- Position you are interested in on the board
- A short description of the candidates background/training
- Candidate's interest in play therapy
- The ways the candidate may contribute to the organization
Please send nominations to Jill Forsberg at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st, 2020.
As the Washington Branch of the Association of Play Therapy we believe in the use of play therapy as a profound medium for healing and change. Our purpose is to share our passion for play with professionals and the community through education and research. This website will provide you with information about our organization, educational advancement, play therapists in the community and play therapy resources. Please search through this site and enjoy the power of play!
WAAPT Mission Statement
The mission of the Washington State Association for Play Therapy is to advance the psychosocial development and mental health of all people in all nations through play and play therapy by promoting the understanding of play therapy, providing effective practice through training and research, maintaining professional development and preserving diversity.
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