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Presenter: Denise Caldwell​, LCSW, RPT-S

Ethics in Play Therapy Supervision: Text

Ethical consideration in play therapy supervision is a must. This session will look at why we need ethical guidelines and how play therapy supervision differs from play therapy consultation in terms of legality and responsibility. The main issues for play therapy supervisory ethics are having an informed consent, competency in play therapy supervision, confidentiality and obtaining consent for play therapy supervision, and dual or multiple relationships in play therapy supervision. Play therapy supervision case studies will be presented to address ethical considerations in play therapy supervision.


1. Describe the four main ethical issues in play therapy supervision

2. Discuss differences around consultation and play therapy supervisory relationships

3. Identify ethical issues presented in play therapy supervision, including technology intersecting with play therapy

Ethics in Play Therapy Supervision: Text

November 14, 2020
9 a.m. – 12 noon via ZOOM

9:00 a.m. Introductions/objectives for today’s training

9:30 a.m. Ethical considerations in play therapy supervision

9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Play therapy consultation or supervision and what is important to include/address with the supervisor and supervisee

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Ethical dilemmas in play therapy supervision discussion with real and composite case studies (group discussion)

11:45 -12 noon Questions and reflections

Ethics in Play Therapy Supervision: Text

$30 Member/$40 Non-Member *NON-REFUNDABLE

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this is a one-time online event approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE hours with a maximum of 40 registrants.

Credits for this workshop count toward RPT-S requirements.

APT Approved Provider 04-150

Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals

Ethics in Play Therapy Supervision: Text



Denise Caldwell, LCSW, RPT-S, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of clinical experience with children and adults and social work experience.  She is a member of the Association of Play Therapists and is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.  She earned her master’s degree at Temple University.  In addition to owning her own private practice in Bloomsburg, PA for 14 years, she has worked as a mobile therapist, a home and school visitor in the public schools and a home-based family therapist.  She has also done teaching at a college level since 2005 and enjoys mentoring play therapists and social workers as they grow and learn to do the work they love.  Denise has certifications in EMDR and Internal Family Systems as well as family therapy certifications.  She is also a level 3 Theraplay trained therapist.

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