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06/05/2023 4:26 PM | Anonymous

Greetings Playmates!

It looks like we are going to have spring and summer at last! Yes, my garden is in and I am watching little plants pop themselves through the soil. It amazes me that I can put little tiny seeds in the dirt, wait a couple of weeks, and see actual plants growing. Then in a few weeks, we will start harvesting vegetables and herbs that we can eat now and throughout the next year. 

Have you registered for the APT conference in October? If you possibly can, I urge you to attend at least one APT conference during your career. It is a great experience. There is nothing like being in a room with 2500 other play therapists. You have the opportunity to rub shoulders with many of the authors and leaders in the field and learn from the best. In a week, you can earn up to 40 CEUs. It’s a big investment but it is worth it. If you can’t go this year, start saving now for a conference in the future. You won’t be sorry!

We are working on developing more networking opportunities throughout the state. Like many of you, I am the only play therapist at my office and no one else there really understands what I do. Before I got involved in the networking group in the Grand Rapids area, I felt isolated a lot. It was a long time between conferences and workshops and I didn’t have enough regular contact with other play therapists. Watch your email and social media for information about what is going on in your area. If you don’t see anything, reach out to us at and we will help you get in touch with others near you.

Have a great summer, everyone!



Diana Steketee, LLP, Registered Play Therapist
President, MIAPT 2022-2023

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

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