Play Therapy Supervision Training

Get post-graduate level supervision training specific to supervising therapists who are providing play therapy services to child clients!

Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS offers the following 3 hour workshops on topics specific to play therapy supervision. All of these workshops are recorded from a previously live tele-seminars.

*Once a training is purchased you may take as much time as you need to complete the training. PLEASE NOTE: When these tele-seminars were originally presented there was a lengthy exam process. Now, you will only need to take the online quiz and answer short answer questions. Please disregard exam instructions verbally provided during the training.

Each course is housed on an educational platform managed by Jen Taylor, LCSW, RPT-S where you can access your course, references, take a quiz and download certificate upon completion.

All courses are $75 each for 3 hours of play therapy supervision training APT Approved Provider 12-321.

Due to the nature of these training programs there can be no refunds once purchased. 


office-620817_1280Play Therapy Supervision with Interns and New Therapists

This  3 hour recorded workshop provides training in the work, process and ethical responsibilities for supervising interns and new therapists in providing play therapy services. While there is an overview of various supervisory models, we will focus on a developmental perspective examining two developmental models taking into consideration where interns and new therapists are in their professional development specific to play therapy services for child clients.

›Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify professional developmental stages of interns and therapists new to providing play therapy services and the supervisors role therein.
  2. Explain the importance of the supervisory relationship with new therapists and interns providing play therapy services including appropriate boundaries, structure and regularity of supervision interaction.
  3. Enumerate the varying roles of supervisor including didactic and evaluative responsibilities in overseeing the therapists work with child clients and parents.
  4. Ensure interns and new therapists are keeping ethically appropriate clinical records
  5. Create accountability measures while helping supervisees to feel encouraged.
  6. Develop systems to have in place in the case of crisis.
  7. Apply newly learned concepts and ideas to fictional cases of supervisor-supervisee scenarios.

3 Hours of Supervisor Play Therapy Training – APT Approved Provider 12-321


composition-1837242_1280Play Therapy Supervision with Experienced Therapists

The role of the play therapy supervisor changes when supervising therapists who have had extensive training and experience in play therapy. In this workshop we will examine the supervisor’s role in assisting more seasoned play therapists in developing deeper insight including counter-transference that often occurs when working with child clients and their families. We will review the broader nuances of the supervisory relationship including support for the developmental process of the play therapist.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Identify and apply developmental supervision models to working with experienced therapists.
2. Recognize and work with counter-transference experienced therapists may encounter in providing play therapy.
3. Identify signs of burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma in supervisees and know how to address and assist.
4. Apply a specific supervision model to identify the supervisor’s role with supervisees who are more advanced in their professional development as a play therapist.
5. Apply our professional ethics code to scenarios that may arise in supervision with more experienced play therapist

3 Hours of Supervisor Play Therapy Training – APT Approved Provider 12-321



work station 2Ethical Considerations in Play Therapy Supervision

In this workshop we will review all the ethical issues we must be aware of as supervisors of play therapists working with child clients and families providing play therapy services including confidentiality, record keeping and examining our own ethical obligations to our supervisees as well.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the various roles and ethical responsibilities of a supervisor specific to play therapy with child clients.

2.  Identify ethics of record keeping specific to play therapy and the supervisor’s responsibilities in ensuring supervisees are keeping proper records.

3. Describe the legal responsibilities of mandated reporting and the supervisors responsibilities therein.

4. Summarize privacy relevant laws and ethics of confidentiality when working with child clients.

3 Hours of Supervisor Play Therapy Training – APT Approved Provider 12-321



woman crying Play Therapy Supervision Training: Compassion Fatigue & Burnout 

Supervisors must be aware and able to spot compassion fatigue and burnout in our supervisees and ourselves. Therapists providing play therapy services to children may be more prone to suffer from compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout likely due to the issues child clients present with and the energy required to provide high quality play therapy services. Compassion fatigue can challenge even the most seasoned play therapists and take a toll on the therapist’s emotional well-being. Through this training, participants will learn practical strategies to be prepared and to combat compassion fatigue that may emerge from the work required of professionals who offer play therapy on a regular basis.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and differentiate Sympathy, Empathy & Compassion
  2. Define Burn out, Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue and be able to differentiate
  3. Analyze and identify at least 4 factors which lead or may lead to compassion fatigue in your work
  4. Identify coping strategies that you can use to increase your resiliency
  5. Develop ways to find support for yourself and give support to your supervisees and colleagues
  6. Summarize reasons why this training is specifically a training developed for supervisors.

3 Hours of Supervisor Play Therapy Training – APT Approved Provider 12-321


Play Therapy Supervision: Supporting Supervises with Family Court Related Cases

Often our supervisees stumble into high conflict divorce and custody cases and come to supervision confused, anxious and in need of support and guidance. This 3 hour workshop provides training on how to be prepared to support your supervisees when they become involved in these family court related cases.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe a particular model of supervision that helps supervisors determine what their role is depending on where the supervisee providing play therapy services is with regard to professional development stages.
  2. Enumerate proper protocols for responding to subpoenas and communications from attorneys and guardians ad litem specific to how we guide supervisees.
  3. Describe the legal and ethical vulnerabilities are for therapists providing play therapy specific to family court and how to be prepared and properly responsive when litigation related issues arise.
  4. Illustrate a method for documenting communications with supervisees providing play therapy services when there are litigation related issues that arise in supervision as well as a check-list of tasks for the supervisor.