Play Therapy Supervision Training Courses

There is a great shortage of trained Play Therapy Supervisors throughout the world.

In some cases practitioners of therapeutic play and play therapy have to use clinical supervisors from related fields such as counselling, the creative arts therapies or experienced practitioners. This situation is undesirable. Play Therapy Supervisors should have: 

  • Play therapy training and practice experience
  • Training in clinical supervision methods and competencies
Designed For

The course, accredited by PTI is designed for those who have at least 300 hours experience of working with children or adolescents using play/creative arts therapy as well as experienced, accredited counsellors.

This course is at stage 4 of the PTI four stage training model

Synopsis The course is designed to give an in depth knowledge and understanding of general supervision principles and also those specific to the areas in which the course participants practice. eg child and family Centres, schools, hospitals. The course, which is to a large extent skill based, has been designed to be delivered over 4 two day modules.

This course is offered at present by APAC in the UK and Ireland and by RMPTI in Canada.

These courses are also run according to demand in other countries.

Award PTI Certificate – Certified Play Therapy Supervisor
Duration Normally 4 x 2 day modules
Fees These are in the order of £1400, US$2500 and Euros 2100 but vary according to currency exchange rates – check with your chosen training provider.
Dates Run about 3 times a year – please check with your chosen training provider.
Faculty / Facilitators Chosen from a faculty of presenters accredited by PTI and APAC.
Adverse Weather
  •    In the event of adverse weather, please consider your own safety. Unless you have been advised otherwise by APAC, all courses will run as scheduled at all venues. Please regularly check your emails. If you decide that you are unable to make your journey, please contact your Course Director or the APAC Office to let them know. If you are attending the first weekend of a course, please email Monika Jephcott on