Course Description:

This course focuses on using a play therapy and developmental informed lens for supervision. Participants will be immersed in the emotional, behavioral, and psychological markers of development, and the special issues these children present in the way they negotiate relationships with their play therapists. Play therapy supervisors will identify how to titrate the multifaceted roles they have in supervision and how to provide feedback based on the variety of roles of play therapy supervisors. 


By the end of this course participants are able to: 

1) identify supervisees feedback needs and how it emerges and can be addressed in supervision; 2) describe play therapy informed techniques suitable for use in supervision that will demonstrate ways of connecting to children; and 3) describe skills for improving relationships with children that can be passed on to supervisees.

Presented by:

Jodi Mullen PhD, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-Master


Duration: 2 Hours

Continuing Education (2 CEs)
Integrative Mental Health Counseling Services, PLLC is recognized  by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental  Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for  licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0085

Integrative  Mental Health Counseling Services, PLLC 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-0308.

Integrative Counseling Services, PLLC is approved by The Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. Our provider number is 06-168.

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • How to Complete This Course

    • Welcome!

    • Tell us more about YOU!

  • 2


    • The Art of Giving Feedback in Play Therapy Supervision

    • The Art of Giving Feedback in Play Therapy Supervision (PDF)

    • Additional Resources

  • 3


    • Glossary of Play Therapy Terms (PDF)

    • Dr. Mullen's Favorite Play Therapy Reads!

  • 4

    Continuing Education

    • Continuing Education Quiz

  • 5

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback Survey

About the instructors


Jodi Mullen

Dr. Jodi Weinstein Mullen, PhD LMHC NCC RPT-S CCPT-Master is the Director of Integrative Counseling Services in Oswego, Fulton, Cicero, and Auburn, New York. She is on the faculty at SUNY Oswego in the Counseling & Psychological Services Department where she is the coordinator of the Graduate Certificate Program in Play Therapy. Dr. Mullen is a credentialed play therapist and play therapy supervisor. She is the author of several manuscripts on play therapy and supervision. Her books include “Counseling Children and Adolescents through Grief and Loss”(co-authored by Dr. Jody Fiorini)(2006), “Play Therapy Basic Training: A Guide to Learning & Living & the Child-Centered Play Therapy Philosophy”(2007), “Supervision can be Playful: Techniques for Child and Play Therapist Supervisors” (co-edited with Athena Drewes) (2008), and “How Play Therapists Can Engage Parents & Professionals” (co-authored by June Rickli)(2011). Dr. Mullen is on the editorial board for the international Journal of Play Therapy. She is also the clinical editor of Play Therapy magazine.