President’s Message

Message from the President:

Maryann Assini - President

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the New York Association for Play Therapy Website.   You will find information on upcoming events, workshops and trainings here. Please check back frequently.

I am honored to have been elected as your 2016-2018 New York Association for Play Therapy president. This is my second time serving as your president, and I feel very privileged to have been entrusted with this responsibility again.

We would like to thank Dr. Athena Drewes for her service during her presidency and her dedication to NYAPT.  During her tenure we achieved many milestones, including again attaining gold branch status. Thank you Dr. Drewes!

It was wonderful to see those of you who were able to attend the 18th Annual NYAPT conference in Tarrytown with Dr. Terry Kottman on Family Play Therapy- Adlerian Style and Play for Pre-teen and Teens.”. Ann Beckley – Forest also offered a two-hour supervision workshop following the first day of Dr. Kottman’s training. Both presentations were very well received, and we hope you enjoyed the trainings.

For those of you who were not able to attend this year we hope to see you at this year’s annual conference.   This conference will feature two days of training presented by Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S. One day will be on Integrative Play Therapy for the Treatment of Childhood Abuse and Trauma and the other day will be on Integrative Play Therapy for Sexually Traumatized Children and Adolescents.

The dates that have been chosen are March 23-24, 2018.  We will keep you updated as details unfold.

Please contact me with any questions, ideas or concerns. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Playfully, Mary Anne