The Association of Private Practice Therapists (APPT) is a multi-disciplinary group of mental health professionals in Nebraska. The organization provides a forum for the exchange of practice management information and the development of advocacy plans for mental health practitioners and consumers.
APPT is the result of grassroots meetings of private practice professionals who were interested in impacting the regulation and legislation of mental health services. At the time the meetings were held in the fall of 1993, 45 participants established the initial organizational structure of APPT. The organization now has about 250 members.
Thinking about joining? The benefits are outlined here
Therapists who have part-time or full-time practices are invited and encouraged to join, as are individuals who are involved in or interested in providing clinical services.
The accomplishments of APPT since it was founded in September, 1993, are incredible. Members throughout Nebraska represent counseling (marriage and family, addictions, EAP, and pastoral), social work, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, and educational therapy. APPT is the first truly multi-disciplinary organization for mental health providers in the state. APPT was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1995.
Contacts with other mental health groups around the state are maintained in order to determine legislative priorities for the future.
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Accessing your membership profile & renewal page
One of the first things you'll want to do, as a member of APPT, is check - and update - your membership profile. Finding that access point, we've discovered, is not intuitive. Sometimes, starting the renewal process is challenging
Here's what to do:
APPT Membership Office
Please note: this is a Google Voice enabled account. You may need to dial as a long-distance call [depending on your phone system]. There is a voice mail system on this line, so please leave a message. Thanks!
With membership, you unlock access to our searchable membership directory, activity calendar, members-only forums, and other features.
Board Of Directors:
Robert Kraft, Ph.D - President
Reka Kluver, LIMFT - Treasurer, Programming Committee
Craig Caspari, LIMHP, CMFT - Secretary & Membership Chair
Sandra Rahe, Ph.D, LIMHP - Membership Committee
Katherine Merkley, Ph.D - Programming Chair
Melissa Ibanez, LMHP - Programming Committee
Ashley Snowdon, LIMHP, LMFT - Programming Committee
Susan Meyerle, Ph.D, LIMHP - Legislative Chair
Anne Barker, LIMHP - Nominating/Election Chair, Programming Committee
Melissa Brestel, LIMHP- Nominating/Election Committee
Kristen Lilla, LCSW - Nominating/Election Committee