Play Therapy Supervision at RMPTI

Ā Distance and In-Person Play Therapy Supervision

Unique, comprehensive, process-oriented groups offer a safe, collegial environment. RMPTI Individual and supervision groups are 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.

RMPTI Supervision provides specialized 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 Zoom meeting)
  • Groups participate through Zoom Invitation

When does supervision occur?

This is a closed-group process that occurs on Monthly pre-scheduled two hour time blocks (Calgary - Mountain Standard Time). The co-hort you join will meet for 5 sessions, approximately once every 4-6 weeks.

Distance and In-person 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 or In-person 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 ā€œsupervision agreementā€.

Customize to your needs and discover the many supervision options available to you at RMPTI.

A) Group Supervision (You and 3-5 other students) -Ā Cohorts run three times a year: January-April; May-August; September-December
$650.00 (Canadian ā€“ plus GST) for a 10-hour block of 5 sessions (each session is 2 hours in length ā€“ 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).

B)Ā PairedĀ Supervision(You and one other student)

  • 5 Sessions of 2 Hours each = 10 Supervision Hours (5 hours Group Supervision & 5 hours Individual Supervision)
  • Total cost (per person) $1,000 plus GST
  • Set Custom Schedule
  • (every two to three weeks)

C) Individual Supervision (Individual One-on-One Supervision with Supervisor)
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.

  • 1 hour increments
  • $180
  • Custom schedule / as needed

RMPTI Supervisors

Learn from Senior Supervisors in the field of play therapy! Not all supervision is the same and there are levels of supervisor development as there are levels of supervisee development. Lorri Yasenik and Ken Gardner each have over 25 years experience and are the authors of the Play Therapy Dimensions Model and Turning Points in Play Therapy. Combined, they have authored over 12 peer reviewed articles and chapters and have contributed to the ongoing development of the field of play therapy practice.

Lorri Yasenik, PhD., RSW, CPT-S, RPT-S (APT and CAPT Hours)
Ken Gardner, M.Psych., CPT-S (CAPT Hours)

They are the co-founders of RMPTI and each has more than 25 years experience in the field of Play Therapy.

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, RMPTIā€™s liability is limited to a refund of registration fee only.


Due to you signing a distance contract for supervision, you and/or your site supervisor maintain full responsibility for all clinical decisions and actions. Your Play Therapy Supervisor through RMPTI reserves the right to be in contact with your primary supervisor or agency/organization supervisor if and when appropriate. RMPTI supervisors also have the sole discretion regarding signing off on any/all play therapy hours.