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Building Blocks of Play Therapy Supervision
Building Blocks of Play Therapy Supervision

Fri, Sep 20


Rising Tide Training Room

Building Blocks of Play Therapy Supervision

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Time & Location

Sep 20, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Rising Tide Training Room, 204 S 24th St, Rogers, AR 72758, USA

About the event

6 Credit Hours APT Approved Provider 17-515

CE Credit will not be awarded to those who are not mental health professionals. Completed evaluation will be required for credit for all participants.


Each play therapy supervisor desires to provide quality supervision for play therapists. This in person training is designed for the play therapist who is currently an RPT-S™ or is seeking the play therapy supervision credential.  Participants will build a blueprint of supervision methods to launch play therapy supervision, analyze ethical considerations in play therapy and model strategies on how to guide supervisees in using play therapy with clients and their families. The workshop will provide 6 credit hours. The training will use lecture, PowerPoint, small group discussion and experiential activities to achieve the objectives.


Kay Pantier, MSE, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S™, has 14 years of practice as a licensed counselor working with children and families. She has a Master’s degree in education from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master’s degree in counseling and marriage and family therapy from John Brown University. Kay specializes in working with complex trauma and attachment. She additionally has 25 years as an educator in public schools where she was a teacher and administrator. Kay is a counselor, trainer and supervisor. She has a diversity of training in EMDR, Level 1 Theraplay, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and Emotion Focused Therapy. She utilizes a foundation of attachment theory and neurosciences in the healing process. Sandtray therapy is an integral part of her counseling and training. Kay is a member of the Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas Mental Health Professionals, The World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals and The Association for Play Therapy. She previously served as an adjunct professor for John Brown University in the graduate counseling program where she taught play therapy classes.


At the end of this training the mindful participant will be able to:

  1. Build a blueprint to improve the effectiveness of the supervisee using case conceptualizations
  2. Utilize the Therapeutic Powers of Play in supervision
  3. Identify the building blocks of supervision; the models and theories employed by an effective play therapy supervisor
  4. List and analyze legal and ethical issues related to supervision and counseling
  5. Demonstrate play therapy strategies and model their use in supervision
  6. Select and organize supervision resources to use in evaluating the supervisee, improve organization and enhance communication


8:00 – 8:30 Registration and sign in

8:30 – 9:00 Introduction, housekeeping and experiential activity

9:00 – 10:00 Play Therapy Supervision Models

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 10:45 Experiential activity

10:45 – 11:45 Therapeutic Powers of Play in supervision

11:45 – 12:00 Experiential Activity

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00 – 1:15 Experiential Activity and Questions from the morning

1:15 – 2:15 Ethical considerations

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 3:30 Play Therapy Supervision – organization, paperwork and APT requirements

3:30 – 3:45 Experiential Activity

3:45 – 4:00 Evaluation and Final questions


Workshop Withdrawal:

Withdrawal requests should be submitted by email to no later than 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date in order to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee. Withdrawal requests that are submitted after 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date will not be refunded.

Participants who do not attend a workshop and do not submit a withdrawal request as outlined in the previous section prior to the completion of the workshop will not receive a refund. All refunds are processed within 7 business days of the completion of the workshop.

Workshop Cancellation:

Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room) reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment,  inclement weather, instructor illness, or instructor family emergency. Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training will email workshop students at least 5 calendar days in advance of the scheduled workshop date to notify students of the cancellation. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of paid workshop fees.

Grievance Policy:

Concerns should be addressed to Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room)), 204 S. 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72756 or 1-479-621-0301 or emailed to When a complaint, either verbally or written, is filed Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room), the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution: Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual education style being utilized, the person bringing the complaint should first address concerns with the presenter. If the presenter is not available, all comments should be placed in writing and sent to If complaints concerning the facility, or CEU's, they should be emailed to or mailed to 204 S 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72758. The Director of Education will attempt to resolve the matter in a timely manner. If the offer of resolution is not satisfactory to the person filing the complaint, then further action may be taken. In this instance, a written request for reconsideration can be sent to the attention of the Director of Education. The complaint will then be reviewed by the Director of Education and members of the training committee. A written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint. The decision of the Director of Education is final.

ADA Needs:

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our office for more information at 1-479-621-0301 or send an email to


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