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  • Key considerations on becoming a RPTs and SB-RPTs:

    Credentialing Requirements: Ensure that your supervision meets the credentialing requirements set forth by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) for RPT and SB-RPT candidates. These requirements typically include a specific number of supervision hours and the qualifications of the supervisor.

    Supervision Format

    Supervision can take various formats, such as individual, group, or even remote sessions. Choose the format that best fits your needs and learning style.

    Ethical Considerations

    Ethical issues often arise in play therapy, especially when working with children and families. Discuss ethical dilemmas, confidentiality, and boundary issues with your supervisor to ensure that you are practicing ethically and responsibly.


    Individual Supervision 

    $100 paid via PayPal or Venmo or Zelle 

    Group Supervision $50 (per session 1.5 hours)

    paid via PayPal or Venmo or Zelle 

    Consultation Fee $100 per hour (Discounts for people working in non-profits available)

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    Play therapy supervision is a crucial aspect of the development and ongoing professional growth of Registered Play Therapists (RPTs) and School-Based Registered Play Therapists (SB-RPTs). Supervision provides a supportive and educational framework for therapists to enhance their skills, ethical practice, and effectiveness in working with clients, especially children.

    Play Therapy Training and Supervision

    The power of play is indeed a remarkable and multifaceted force that significantly influences various aspects of human development and overall well-being. Play goes far beyond being a simple leisure activity; it plays a vital role in several key areas of human life:

    Learning: Play is a natural and effective way for individuals, especially children, to learn and understand the world around them. Through play, children can explore, experiment, and develop problem-solving skills. It provides opportunities for hands-on learning and fosters curiosity and a love for discovery.

    Emotional Expression: Play serves as a safe outlet for emotional expression. During play, individuals can freely express their feelings, thoughts, and fears without the constraints of formal communication. This can be particularly beneficial in therapeutic settings, where play can be used to help individuals process and communicate their emotions.

    Socialization: Play is a powerful tool for developing social skills and forming connections with others. When engaging in play with peers, individuals learn to take turns, cooperate, negotiate, and resolve conflicts. It helps build empathy and understanding of others’ perspectives.

    Creativity: Play encourages imagination and creativity. It allows individuals to explore new ideas, experiment with different scenarios, and think outside the box. This creativity can be applied not only in artistic endeavors but also in problem-solving and innovation.

    Stress Reduction: Engaging in play can reduce stress and promote relaxation. Playful activities release endorphins, which are natural mood lifters. It can serve as a form of escapism, helping individuals temporarily disconnect from daily stressors and recharge their energy.

    Cognitive Development: Play stimulates cognitive development, especially in children. It enhances memory, attention, and executive functions, such as planning and decision-making. Playful activities that involve puzzles, games, and challenges can support cognitive growth.

    Physical Health: Play often involves physical activity, which contributes to better physical health. Whether it’s running, jumping, dancing, or playing sports, physical play promotes a healthy lifestyle, improves motor skills, and fosters coordination.

    Incorporating play into various aspects of life, including education, therapy, and leisure time, can have profound effects on personal growth and well-being. Recognizing the importance of play can lead to a more balanced and enriched life, enhancing emotional, social, cognitive, and physical aspects of human development.