Greetings MIAPT Members!
As I write this, I just came back from going out to dinner for the first time in four months. I can’t tell yet if this is a portent of the return to normalcy of life, but what I can tell you is that play therapy continues.
We offer play as a standard of normalcy to our clients both young and old. And the MIAPT Board continues to adapt to the world that we currently live in by offering our first virtual workshop this November. We hope that you are able to participate in this unique training opportunity. Speaking of participating, we continue to offer ZOOM support meetings for all active members. These are now being held once a month. Look for email notification of the meeting in August. This is a great forum to connect with other play therapists across the state to provide support, ideas, and techniques to help us serve our clients better, plus an opportunity to meet board members as well.
If you haven’t liked our Facebook page, please do! You’ll find lots of resources to help you in your work with clients. No matter what the future holds, play will always be a means to healing for children, not to mention a viable treatment for all our clients. And remember to play yourselves! For how can we heal others if our own souls are overwhelmed? I myself have started building Legos again. Whatever your means to play is, I hope you find it rejuvenating not only in yourselves but also for your clients.
Jason Clanton, MA, LLP, Registered Play Therapist™