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MIAPT is a nonprofit professional organization established to promote the principles and practice of play therapy and to enhance the professional development of its members. MIAPT is a State Branch of the Association for Play Therapy (APT).

Our Mission

The mission of MIAPT is to educate, support, and advocate the practice of play therapy.

Our Goals

MIAPT has several broad goals as a professional organization. These goals are to:

  • Educate mental health providers, insurance suppliers, physicians, attorneys, judges and the public about play therapy and that play therapy is often the most viable treatment option for children and adolescents.
  • Engage mental health practitioners in extensive play therapy training and supervision.
  • Provide our child clients and their families with the best evidence-based and practice-based evidence for assessment and treatment interventions to promote healing and health.

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Play is the child's language and are the child's words!

  • Looking for a Registered Play TherapistTM? We invite you to search the Association for Play Therapy Find a Play Therapist directory. 

  • Want to learn more about becoming a Registered Play TherapistTM? Visit APT’s Credentialing Homepage today! 

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Become a member

  • Interested in joining APT and the Michigan Association for Play Therapy? We invite you to review a list of Member Benefits, then Join APT!

  • Members of APT may access the Members search feature by signing in at


You may contact any board member via email.

Diana Steketee, MA, LLP, Registered Play Therapist

Abby Rainey, MSW, LMSW-C, Registered Play Therapist™

Ann Bixler, MA, LPC, LLP, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Kristie Clark, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™, NCC

Past President
Laura Hutchison, PsyD, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Dawn Waters, MA, LPC, NCC, Registered Play Therapist


State Conference Co-Chairs

Robin Bell, MSW, LMSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

Abby DuPree, LMSW, Registered Play Therapist

CEU Coordinator
Ruth Lendt, LMSW

West Regional Workshop Coordinator

Sabrina Slagter, MA, LPC, Registered Play Therapist

2020 Raybrook Avenue, S.E., Suite 305 | Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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