This class is open to mental health professionals only.

Interested in Becoming a Certified Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor?

For Certified Synergetic Play Therapists who meet the prerequisite requirements, we offer a path to becoming a Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor*. These courses count towards the requirements to become a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. If you have already completed other general supervision courses, you do not need to take the General Play Therapy supervision classes: Who are you as a Play Therapy Supervisor? and Legal and Ethical Issues in Play Therapy Supervision (video courses coming soon).

What: An experiential course allowing supervisors-in-training to gain supervisory experience while receiving group support. 

When: Please click here for class schedule and details. All classes are taken via webinar. As a reminder, you need two supervisees in order to take the course. You must also meet the prereqs and submit an application.

Credits: 12 Direct Contact Credits and 12 Non-contact Credits

Cost: $600.00

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations received one month from the start date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 2 weeks before the start of the class will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received 1-2 weeks before the start of the class will receive a full refund minus a one-month payment for administrative fees. Cancellations 1 week before the class will forfeit the entire cost of the class. If you have any questions, please contact the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado at 720-458-9597 or

Play Therapy Institute of Colorado, APT Approved Provider 09-264

*Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor is a protected title held by those who have taken this training

Please scroll down for class objectives.


Becoming a Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor Objectives:

Becoming a Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor- General Theory 

(3 Direct Contact Credits) 

  • Understand the Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor Tenets
  • Understand the SPT Skills Sets and the need to start with the basic skill sets
  • Understand “The Set Up” in the Supervisory relationship

Application of Synergetic Play Therapy Principles through a Supervisory lens (independent study)

(3 Non-Direct Credits)

  • Explore your strengths and areas of growth as a supervisor through self video observation and self analysis
  • Understand how to support your supervisee to learn how to set boundaries in the play room
  • Understand how to support your supervisee when a parent joins their play therapy sessions
  • Understand how to help your supervisee track empowerment
  • Understand the various types of reflections used in SPT and how to support your supervisee in expanding their use of these reflections
  • Understand how to help your supervisee when they feel lost in the play therapy process and get back on track
  • Understand how to support your supervisee when they are asked to play the role of the bad guy in sessions
  • Understand that your own and your supervisees beliefs about how a child heals or doesn’t impact the play therapy process
  • Understand how to support your supervisee when their child client’s play is looping and not progressing

How to supervise a Synergetic Play Therapy Session? (video course and discussion)

(9 Non- Contact Credits and 3 Direct Contact Credits)

  • Explore the use of video in the supervision process
  • Explore various therapists’ struggles in the play therapy process presented through video observation and ways to support their growth
  • Understand the importance of identifying one key skill the supervisee can be working on and the importance of communicating in the supervisee’s goals and values.

Clinical Issues in Synergetic Play Therapy Supervision (group discussion)

(6 Direct Contact Credits)

  • Explore various clinical issues that arise and ways to support the superviseest’s growth and learning
  • Understand the importance of making sure supervisees are working on basic play therapy skills first
  • Explore various ways to understand where the supervisee is at in their therapeutic development and the importance of working with them where they are at in their stage of development