OKAPT  Members,   

I am writing this letter after completing an exhilarating three-day workshop with Terry Kottman in Corpus Christi, TX. It was a great opportunity for me to continue to hone my skills as an Adlerian Play Therapist. Recently, one of our board members, Nancy Soliz, completed her training to become a certified Theraplay Practitioner. Congrats to her! These types of opportunities are important for us as therapists. I would encourage each of you to look for ways that you can expand your skills in play therapy. Our field is a fast-growing specialty and it is imperative for us to continue personal and professional growth so that we may meet our goals.

Our annual conference in Oklahoma City was a great success! Thank you to all of you who attended and provided support. Paris Goodyear-Brown’s training was informational and uplifting. We are encouraged by the feedback we received and will continue to work toward bringing informative and popular speakers to our annual conference.

One item that I would like to clarify that was discussed in our annual membership meeting: the OK Behavioral Health Licensing Board did table the agenda item for the LPC RPT Specialty and in a subsequent board meeting, they denied the application. Although this may be disheartening to some, this board will continue to follow the trends of the other states and look for other opportunities to support our credentials on a state level.

I would like to thank you for your dedication to your profession and the difference you make in the children of our state.

Sharon Beets LPC-S, RPT-S
2020 OKAPT President

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