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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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With MIAPT, participants receive membership in an outstanding professional organization, informative newsletters, training brochures, regional networking opportunities, and reduced registration rates for workshops and conferences.


Leadership

You may contact any board member via email at mymiapt@gmail.com 

President
Laura Hutchison, PsyD, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

President-Elect
Diana Steketee, MA, LLP, Registered Play Therapist

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

Secretary
Gayla Ignacio, MA, LPC, Registered Play Therapist

Past President
Jason Clanton, MA, LLP, Registered Play Therapist

Directors-at-Large
Christina Collins, LPC, NCC

Bridget Green, MA, LPC


Volunteers

State Conference Co-Chairs

Robin Bell, MSW, LMSW, Registered Play Therapist

Abby DuPree, LMSW, Registered Play Therapist


CEU Coordinator
Ruth Lendt, LMSW, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor


West Regional Workshop Coordinator

Sabrina Slagter, MA, LPC, Registered Play Therapist



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