Hi Play Therapy Enthusiasts!

A reminder to those of you that are interested in running for the OKAPT Board, nominations will close on November 12.  At that time, a slate will be posted for 30 days and voting will take place mid-December through mid-January.  Please email if you would like to be nominated a short biography to Sharon Beets at skbeets@yahoo.com.  Include OKAPT Nomination in the subject line.  Please specify if you want to run for the President or member at large.

Keep in mind that our annual conference is coming up soon!  We will have workshops Friday, January 25, 2019 and Dr. Jeff Ashby will present on Saturday, January 26, 2019.  Registration will be open in December.

Have a playful fall!

 

Nancy Rumley Soliz, MS, LMFT, RPT-S

2018 Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for OKAPT Board Members

If you are interested in being a part of the OKAPT Board for April 1, 2019-March 31, 2021, we are now accepting nominations.  The nominations will be open for 30 days.  Once the 30 day period is over, a slate will be posted and emailed to all members.  After a 30 day preview of the slate, the election will take place.  We should have the new board members ready to announce at the Annual OKAPT conference in January 2019.

Call for Nominations for President-Elect of the OKAPT

If you are interested in being considered for the President-Elect position for April 1, 2019-March 31, 2021, we are now accepting nominations.  President-Elect will serve four years.  Two years will be as President-Elect, and the following two years (April 1, 2021-March 31, 2023) you will serve as President.  As President-Elect/President, you need to be a member of OKAPT and be an RPT or RPT-S.

 

In order to be nominated for any position (or nominate yourself), you have to be a member of OKAPT. Please email a short paragraph about your experience in therapy/play therapy to Sharon Beets, President-Elect, at skbeets@yahoo.com.  Please specify if you are nominating for Board Member or President-Elect.  In the subject line of the email, please type OKAPT NOMINATION.

 

Thank you for your interest in continuing the advancement of play therapy in Oklahoma!

Nancy Rumley Soliz, MS, LMFT, RPT-S

OKAPT President

 

Hello, Play Therapy Enthusiasts!

Soon I will be off to Phoenix, Arizona to participate in the International Association for Play Therapy conference.  If you are going, make sure to meet up with the Oklahoma Branch at the welcome reception on Thursday night.  We would love to sit down as a branch and enjoy learning and playing together!  If you are unable to make it this year to the conference, mark your calendar for next year.  The conference will be coming to our neighboring state in Dallas, Texas.

Please keep up with the newsletters because board elections and information about our OKAPT annual conference is coming soon.  By the OKAPT annual conference, we will be announcing the new board that will start in April 2019.  Be thinking about who you want to nominate (or nominate yourself)!

Playfully,

 

Nancy Rumley Soliz, MS, LMFT, RPT-S

Hi, Play Therapy Enthusiasts

We have another Lunch and Learn scheduled for this month!

“Therapeutic Books and Play Therapy” presented by Pat Mitts LCSW, RPT and Karen Barros, BS, Owner Another Chapter Bookstore, Inc.
Friday Sept 14, 2018
Time: 11:30-1:30
Location: Another Chapter Bookstore, Inc.  9455 N. Owasso Expressway, Owasso OK 74055

This event as always is free for OKAPT members.  If you want to join us for the first time, your attendance is also free.  Keep in touch with us on Facebook, these newsletters, and our website for the most up-to-date information on trainings near you! www.oka4pt.com

 

As October draws closer, I am hoping that many of you will be registering for the National Association for Play Therapy conference.  We typically will meet together as a state and grab some dinner.  I should be getting a list soon of attendees and will be in contact.  If you haven’t registered, please do so now!  www.a4pt.org

 

Playfully,

 

Nancy Rumley Soliz, MS, LMFT, RPT-S

OKAPT President

Happy Summer Play Therapy Enthusiasts!

I hope you are getting ready for the school year and that you had a great summer vacation.  We have a Lunch and Learn scheduled for our colleagues in northwest Oklahoma!  Of course, any OKAPT member can go for free across the state.  If it is your first time going to a Lunch and Learn, and you are not a member of OKAPT, you can go the first time for FREE to check out what our organization has to offer.

WHEN: Friday August 31, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 PM

WHERE: Western Plains Youth and Family Services 1115 19thStreet Woodward OK

PRESENTATION: “Looking at Play in the Relationship Through the Play Therapy Lens”

PRESENTER: Carol Stocking LCSW,RPT

Another Lunch and Learn is to be scheduled soon for September in Owasso…

Additionally, I was contacted by the Oklahoma Association of School Counselors to inform our group about their annual conference.  Dee Ray, Ph.D, LPC, NCC, RPT-S will be presenting at their conference in Stillwater on November 8th.  I wanted to let you know so you could mark that in your calendar.  I will have more information in the next newsletter regarding registration.

Have a great month and a great start back to the school year!

Playfully,

Nancy Rumley Soliz, MS, LMFT, RPT-S

OKAPT President

Special Announcement!

Dr. Dee Ray is going to be the keynote speaker for the Oklahoma School Counselor Association in November.  They are wanting to have a play therapy focus for their conference this year.  If you would like to submit a proposal to present at this conference, please visit: 

http://okschoolcounselor.org/2018-OSCA-Annual-Conference

Also, remember to sign up for the Annual Association for Play Therapy conference that is being held in October to take advantage of the early bird rates.  Visit 

www.a4pt.org

Thank you!

Nancy Rumley Soliz, MS, LMFT, RPT-S

Hi Play Therapy Enthusiasts!

The Annual APT Conference is now open and ready for you to register!  It is always a good idea for you to register quickly so you can get first dibs at the workshops offered.  I know that I will be registering shortly after sending out this newsletter.  To register to join us October 3-7,2018 in Phoenix, AZ , got to www.a4pt.organd follow the links.  We hope to see you there!

It was great getting to see everyone at the Lunch-and-Learn in OKC on May 18th!  This summer, we are working on dates being scheduled in Owasso and Woodward.  I will be sending out another newsletter as soon as those are scheduled and be putting up the information on both our website and Facebook page.

Have a playful June!

Nancy Rumley Soliz, MS, LMFT, RPT-S

OKAPT President

Hi Play Therapy Enthusiasts!

I hope this letter finds you well. We have our first Lunch and Learn scheduled for this year on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. It will be held at 3700 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, Ok 73118 in the first floor conference room. That room is to the left as you pass the elevator. I hope to see many of you members there! Remember, this workshop is free to APT members and the first one is free for any person interested in finding out more about play therapy. The workshop is $30 for those that are not members. Please register if you are coming to the workshop here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CKRXLMZ
Make plans now to attend the National Association for Play Therapy Conference being held in Pheonix, AZ October 3-7, 2018. I will inform you when the workshops are available to start registration.

Playfully,
Nancy Rumley Soliz, MS, LMFT, RPT-S
OKAPT President

 Fun Fact
o The Association for Play Therapy calendar year begins on April 1st. Although we are close to being half way done with 2018, our APT year has just begun! We can’t wait to see you at the Lunch and Learns for this year!

Hi Play Therapy Enthusiasts!

Spring has sprung! Although I don’t think the weather is cooperating with it right now. I know I am ready for some warmer days up ahead. This season also marks the close of another year for the Association for Play Therapy. We are hoping to hear back soon if we have made the requirements to be considered a ‘Gold Branch’. A Gold Branch is a branch under the Association for Play Therapy that has obtained goals for trainings, networking, membership growth, RPT/S growth, and spreading the work of play therapy in the community. I will let you know if we have met our goal for Gold Branch in an upcoming newsletter.

Lunch-and Learns are also still in process at this time. We have a tentative date of May 18th for Oklahoma City. As I said in the previous newsletter, we are wanting to branch out to various communities in Oklahoma. We should get those scheduled soon and have some information about when a training is coming to your area! We are excited about this year for OKAPT and all it has to hold. We hope to see you at a training soon!

Thank you,
Nancy Rumley Soliz, MS, LMFT, RPT-S
OKAPT President

Hi, Play Therapy Enthusiasts!

I hope this newsletter finds you all well. We had a very successful National Play Therapy week in Oklahoma! I saw lots of people getting out there and spreading awareness of play therapy to various populations. Thank you all for your involvement!

We have just met as a board and discussed upcoming Lunch and Learn schedules. We are hoping this year to spread out to more rural communities across the state that don’t get as much access to training opportunities, while still having a presence in the metro areas. As soon as we get trainings scheduled, I will inform you via this newsletter and you will also have access to the information online at: www.oka4pt.com.

Thank you!
Nancy Rumley Soliz, MS, LMFT, RPT-S
OKAPT President

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