Minnesota Association for Play Therapy

About Us


MNAPT is governed by a Board of Directors, which includes the President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.  These positions are currently held by the following people:

• Joyce Arendt, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S, President
• Vacant, Vice-President (Sarah Coleman interim Vice-President)
Nicole Ross, MS , Treasurer
• Helen Boy, MSW, LICSW, LADC, Secretary


MNAPT also has several active committees that keeps it running smoothly and allows members to be as involved as they want to be in promoting Play Therapy.  These committees include:

• Conference Committee, Joyce Arendt and Nicole Ross, co-chairs

• Newsletter and Website Design, Jaime Monson, chair
• Members: Helen Boy, Kelly Salzl, Robin Wicker

• Public Relations Committee, Libby Collings, chair
• Members: Kelly Gast, Megan Oudekerk

• Disaster Relief Committee, Trisha Wohlfeil, chair
• Members: Deanna Austin

• Grant Writing Committee, Nicole Ross, chair
• Members:  Deanna Austin

If you are interested in participating on a current committee, or have an idea about a new committee, please contact us at [email protected]

Click here to download MNAPT's Organizational Chart

MNAPT's Mission

To build a cohesive community of professionals committed to the practice and promotion of Play Therapy for children and families.

MNAPT * PO Box 16412 * Minneapolis * MN * 55416

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