1. Course Description

As children use toys to express themselves in play therapy, supervisors can utilize the experiential tools presented for symbolic language. Dr. Jodi Mullen & June Rickli will deconstruct the play therapy supervisory relationship, illustrating how experiential tools can expand the traditional framework of supervision. Through a combination of instructive and interactive activities, participants will gain an understanding of the multiple and complex roles of the play therapy supervisor. They will introduce, define and demonstrate numerous tools and techniques, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives that can all be used to expand the didactic framework of traditional supervision.

Participants will have a first-hand opportunity to grasp how these experiential tools help to create a symbolic language of expression that can strengthen and expand the processes of supervision, the practice of play therapy and the personal growth of the supervisee.

By the end of this course, viewers will be able to: 1. Understand the rationale for the inclusion of experiential tools and techniques within play therapy supervision, 2. Distinguish a minimum of three different supervisory roles and identify at least one experiential tool or technique that can be used within each role, 3. Explain the theoretical framework of two experiential tools and techniques, providing an explanation of their use within supervision.

Check out:

Supervision Can Be Playful: Techniques for Child and Play Therapist Supervisors 

Edited by Dr. Jodi Mullen and Athena Drewes. 

Presented by: 

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

June Rickli MS, LMHC, LPC, CCPT-S, RPT-S


Duration: 1.5 Hrs

Continuing Education (1 CE)
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


    • Main Course Video - Supervision Can Be Playful

    • Supervision Can Be Playful - Powerpoint PDF (*Has been updated since recording)

  • 3


    • Book - Supervision Can Be Playful: Techniques for Child and Play Therapist Supervisors

    • Example of a Supervision Agreement Form

    • Play Therapy - Self-Supervision Form

    • Glossary of Play Therapy Terms

    • Dr. Mullen's Parenting Podcast: Freakishly Well-Behaved Kids

    • Dr. Mullen's Favorite Play Therapy Reads

    • Raising Freakishly Well-Behaved Kids: 20 Principles for Becoming the Parent Your Child Needs

  • 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.

About the instructor


June Rickli

June Rickli is the former Assistant Director of Integrative Counseling Services, PLLC in Oswego, New York. She holds degrees from SUNY Oswego in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling. She is a Credentialed Play Therapist and Play Therapist Supervisor, and has presented workshops on Play Therapy throughout New York State. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor.