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ABOUT MIAPT

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 THERAPY MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Play is the child's language and ...toys 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 a4pt.org


Leadership

You may contact any board member via email.

President
Diana Steketee, MA, LLP, Registered Play Therapist

President-Elect
Merrill Graham, PhD, LMSW, Registered Play Therapist™

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

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

Past President
Laura Hutchison, PsyD, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Directors-at-Large
Bridget Green, MA, LPC

Rebekka Hughes, LPC, NCC


Volunteers

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



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