National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT) Annual Conference


04/14/16 - 04/17/16


Kansas City, MO


The NAPT Conference 2016, Converging in the Heartland:
Poetic Expression for Healing Mind, Body, and Soul
, include:

• Thursday Evening Opening Event: Laura Packer, Storyteller, Writer
• Friday Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diane Kaufman, Founder and Director of Arts Medicine for Health & Healing
• Saturday Keynote Poet: Xanath Caraza, Educator, Poet and Short Story Writer
• Saturday Celebratory Closing Event: Maura Garcia, Dance artist empowering participants through movement

Join us at Unity Village for the next NAPT annual conference and enjoy this beautiful 1,200 acre peaceful and natural environment. This lush Mediterranean-style campus offers a quiet refuge and nurturing activities for body, mind, and spirit. Several didactic, experiential, and training workshops in the field of poetry therapy, journal therapy and other forms of expressive writing for healing and personal growth will be offered.

who should attend:

  • poetry therapists
  • healthcare professionals
  • veteran’s groups
  • educators
  • mental health professionals
  • therapists
  • counselors
  • researchers
  • graduate and undergraduate
  • students
  • those interested in learning more about poetry therapy!

sponsoring organization(s):

National Association for Poetry Therapy


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