PA APT Presents


Play Therapy Supervision Can be Fun!

Presenter: Denise Caldwell​, LCSW, RPT-S

This training will discuss the important factors to have in place for effective play supervision with play therapists including a guiding model, informed consent between the play therapy supervisor and supervisee, and an agreement about what play therapy theoretical model(s) and special populations that the supervisor is competent. Cultural competence in supervision will also be addressed. Countertransference and play therapist experiences in the playroom will also be important in our discussion around supervision. Additionally, techniques for adding play and fun into the supervisory experience will be presented and experienced by the participants.


1. Describe foundations for play therapy supervision such as supervision requirements and play therapy models of supervision

2. Apply fun and effective play therapy supervisory techniques with supervisees

3. Identify three considerations in play therapy supervision using sandtray and Theraplay models

October 10, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 noon via ZOOM

9:00 a.m. Introductions/Overview of Training today including objectives

9:30 a.m. APT supervision requirements reviewed; Possible Play therapy Supervision models and requirements for a play therapy Supervisor

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Using different model in play therapy supervision such as Theraplay or sand tray models.

11:00 a.m Learning and practicing fun and helpful play therapy supervisory techniques (group activities to practice together).

11:45 a.m. – 12 noon Questions and reflections

$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.

APT Approved Provider 04-150

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

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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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