Play Therapy Supervision

GROUP PLUS! : Distance Play Therapy Supervision Group

A unique, comprehensive, process-oriented group that offers a safe, collegial environment. Group Plus! is ideally suited for therapists interested in expanding their repertoire of child and play therapy skills and further developing their own practice models. Participants will receive case consultation/supervision based on the entire spectrum of child intervention models (directive-to-nondirective). Video-conferencing offers an alternative to those working in various locations throughout Canada, USA and internationally.

The sole purpose of Group Plus is to provide consultation and supervision on the utilization of play therapy skills and the application of play therapy techniques and approaches. It is not meant to replace direct, day-to-day or session-by-session clinical supervision.

What you need to Join?

  • A computer, webcam, speakers &headphones (to minimize any potential problems with feedback during a group Skype meeting)
  • Groups participate through SKYPE or Zoom Invitation

When is this program?

This is a closed-group process that occurs on Thursday afternoons, 1-3 pm Mountain Standard Time. The co-hort you join will meet for 5 sessions, approximately once every 4-6 weeks.

Distance Supervision Includes:

+ Approved Play Therapy Supervisors
+ A small co-hort environment (6 maximum); closed group
+ Self-development activities
+ A unique case conceptualization format using the Play Therapy Dimensions Model
+ Access to RMPTI training website for sharing strategies and materials.

In order to enter a formal agreement for distance Supervision, individuals must meet the educational and experiential requirements listed below.

Applicants must have a graduate degree in a mental health field (or be currently enrolled in a graduate mental health program).
Applicants must have completed an intensive Introductory Play Therapy course or equivalent, either at an accredited university or through workshops that have been approved by CAPT or APT. The intensive Introductory Play Therapy course (or equivalent) should include, at a minimum, the following areas:

  • An introduction to the history of play therapy
  • Theoretical perspectives and models of play therapy
  • The structure and process of play therapy
  • Ethical issues in child & play therapy
  • Core skills and techniques utilized in play therapy, including therapeutic limit setting, tracking & reflection skills, and therapeutic inquiry skills

How do I sign up?

Use application link below to enroll. RMPTI will review/approve your involvement in a Distant Supervision Group. Enrollment is limited: eligible participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once accepted, you will be provided with an information sheet indicating the co-hort schedule and dates. You will be expected to complete a detailed Supervision Agreement form. This is a fillable form. Once downloaded please save to your computer using your last name, fill in and save, then email as an attachment to RMPTI with the subject line “supervision agreement”.

Apply for Group Plus

Group Plus Fees

$650.00 (Canadian – plus GST) for a 10-hour block of 5 sessions (each session is 2 hours in length – 10 hours total of supervision). The program fee must be paid in full in advance: payment is made through PAYPAL (a link for payment will be provided once your application has been reviewed and approved).

Groups run on Thursday afternoons, 1:00-to-3:00 pm (Mountain Standard Time), every 4-to-6 weeks, for a total of 5 sessions.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds for missed sessions. A refund, less 10% administration fee, is provided for written notice of cancellation 30 days prior to commencement of the first session in the series. RMPTI reserves the right to cancel a session at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. In such an event, an attempt will be made to notify registrants via e-mail as well as by posting a cancellation notice on the RMPTI website, one week prior to the scheduled session. A make-up session shall be scheduled. In all instances, RMPTI’s liability is limited to a refund of registration fee only.

Individual Play Therapy Supervision
Distance/Face-to-Face Play Therapy Supervision

Individualized Supervision Activities

Individualized face-to-face, telephone, or distance supervision is available on-request. Please complete the Application Form to request individual supervision and to organize a schedule specific to your needs. Once organized, you will be required to submit the Supervision Agreement . Click here to preview the Agreement.


Due to you signing a distance contract for supervision, you and/or your site supervisor maintain full responsibility for all clinical decisions and actions.