Integrating Creative Play Therapy & Expressive Approaches into Supervision

Topics: Play Therapy, Supervision, Children, Teens

Audience: Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Play Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)

3 CE Hours
$129.99 $69.99
Integrating Creative Play Therapy & Expressive Approaches into Supervision On-demand Course
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Liana Lowenstein

Certified TF-CBT Therapist

Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families in Toronto since 1988. Her 15 books are used by mental health professionals all over the world. She is a dynamic speaker who has provided trainings throughout North America and abroad, including China, South Africa, Israel, England, New Zealand, Australia, and Slovenia. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada.

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Course Overview

Via recorded webinar
Course Description:
Supervision is a cornerstone of professional development and acquisition of clinical skills for child and family therapists. The use of play, art, and sand techniques in clinical supervision provides a host of benefits for both the supervisee and supervisor. Playful techniques help to create a safe environment for learning and growth, and strengthen the supervisory relationship. The child and family therapist is able to experientially integrate theory with practice through the use of techniques that facilitate insight into their clinical work and foster self-awareness. 

The overarching goal of this training is to equip clinical supervisors with a foundation for using play therapy and expressive media in individual and group supervision. Beginning and experienced supervisors will learn how to infuse play into supervision sessions to enrich the supervisory experience. 

Participants will be engaged in dialogue and playful experiential exercises.   

Meets 3 CE Supervision Requirement for APT & MD SW COMAR 
Original recording date: March 16, 2023 Length: 3 Hours
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the benefits of integrating play therapy and expressive techniques into clinical supervision
  • Describe at least five play therapy techniques for use in individual and group supervision
  • Participate in hands-on practice of clinical supervision skills and activities
    Fall, M., Drew, D., Chute, A., & More, A. (2007). The voices of registered play therapists as supervisors. International Journal of Play Therapy, 16(2), 133–146. doi:10.1037/1555-6824.16.2.133. 

    Maritano, H., Mansell, C., & Ransburg,, L. (2019). Structure, symbol, and countertransference in group sandtray consultation. Play Therapy 14(4), 12-15.

    Mortola, P. (2019). Play becomes real for adults: Measuring effectiveness of expressive arts media for therapists in training using the Oaklander model. Gestalt review, 23(1), 67-83. Doi:10.5325/gestaltreview.23.1.0067

    Mullen, J. A., Luke, M., & Drewes, A. A. (2007). Supervision can be playful, too: Play therapy techniques that enhance supervision. International Journal of Play Therapy, 16(1), 69–85. https://doi.org/10.1037/1555-6824.16.1.69

    Prasath, P.R., & Copeland, L. (2020). Rationale and benefits of using play therapy and expressive art techniques in supervision. Techniques and interventions for play therapy and clinical supervision (pp. 17-37). IGI Global.

    Peabody, M.A. (2015). Building with purpose: Using LEGO SERIOUS PLAY in play therapy supervision. International Journal of Play Therapy, 24(1). 30-40. Doi:10.1037/a0038607

    Stewart, A., and Bratton, S. (2019). Express yourself! Using experiential approaches with play therapists in trauma-informed supervision. Play Therapy 14(4), 4-8.  

    CE Details:
    3 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)

    Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569, for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167 and for psychologists #PSY-0236. Note: Note: This course provides 3 Clinical contact hour(s) self-study credits. 

    Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.

    ASWB ACE Approved
    Core Wellness, LLC, #1745, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 5/18/2024 to 5/18/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 3 Clinical continuing education credits.

    NBCC ACEP Approved
    Core Wellness, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7094. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Core Wellness, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    APA Approved
    Core Wellness, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Core Wellness, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    Content Access:
    Upon purchase, all material (link to video, handout and evaluation/posttest form) instantly posts to your account here (you must be logged in to access) and are also sent to your email on file. Please whitelist all messages from support@corewellceu.com Upon submission of your evaluation and passing the posttest (80% of higher), the completion certificate is posted to your account here and is sent to your inbox within 1 business day.

    Time Zone and Currency
    All times listed are EST (New York time); All prices are in USD.

    Passing Score and Retest Policy:
    Completing the video and achieving a posttest score of 80% or above is required to receive CE award. Open material permitted and one can retest unlimited times. Upon passing, we will email you a completion certificate within one business day. If failed, we will email you a retest in the same timeframe.

    Cancellation, Policies and Refunds:
    Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who successfully complete the course and pass the posttest. Registration is open indefinitely. Recordings, handouts and completion certificates are accessible for a guaranteed one year as long as your account is active. Full refund or equal exchange up to 14 days of purchase if you are not satisfied as long as a completion certificate was not issued. For further details, please see the FAQ section or contact us.

    Accessibility Accommodations:
    To request an accommodation, please contact us with at least 30 days prior notice.

    Financial Declarations:
    The presenter and Core Wellness hereby declare that no conflict of interest, competing interest, or commercial support for the CE program are present. Presenter receives compensation for program delivery and sales as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.

    APT Credits:
    This training is approved by APT Approved Provider #20-610 for X CE Hour(s) (Non-contact).

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    Integrating Creative Play Therapy & Expressive Approaches into Supervision

    Integrating Creative Play Therapy & Expressive Approaches into Supervision

    Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Play Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)



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    This was an excellent online choice for me as I'm laid up recovering from surgery. It was concise and delivered exactly what it said it would.

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    This training gives tangible ways to connect with supervisees and get a better perspective of their skills by engaging in these activities which allow them to self-reflect on their work with the clients as well as areas for inner-work for themselves.

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    This has been my most useful supervision training yet!

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    Sarah Stein-Wolf

    Liana and Suzanne share a wealth of information and creative ways to support supervisees and budding play therapists to step into their own professional self, and support their ability to integrate their learning and develop their own style

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    These instructors were amazing offering straightforward content to the learner that has beneficial application.

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    Both presenters were excellent & extremely knowledgeable re: the subject matter.

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    Concise and powerful experiential training on creative, expressive supervision approaches

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    Great training very interesting!

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    Great training, creative ideas, well -pace.

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    Loved it all! I enjoyed the "doing" well getting to see it being done. Definitely would've enjoyed attending live.

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