COUN7520: Supervision Practices in Play Therapy

Providing quality supervision for play therapists is both a responsibility and a challenge for counselor education programs and professionals in the field.  The purpose of this course is to present a format of supervision outlining both a model and helpful guidelines to facilitate the supervisory relationship between supervisor and supervisee doing play therapy.  Supervisors have a number of roles and responsibilities, including assuring the welfare of the client; making sure that ethical, legal, and professional standards are being upheld; overseeing the clinical and professional development of the supervisee; and evaluating the supervisee.  For this reason, the roles and responsibilities, as well as effective models of play therapy supervision will be discussed in this course.