Webinar: Addressing Transference and Counter-Transference in Supervision

Overview

Date: scheduled upon request
Cost: CAD$150 + GST per hour per participant (2-4 participants)
CEU Credits: 2 to 6 credits

This seminar is intended for counsellors, social workers, psychologists who are registered or certified play therapists and are providing play therapy supervision.

It will be offered in two levels of 2 to 3 hours each. Participants will have the opportunity to take this course individually or in a group, in person or long distance.

Content:
Level 1:

Play therapists will discuss the ethical responsibility of self-knowledge and capacity to recognize and deal with the issues of transference and counter-transference specific to play therapy by:

  • Engaging with the theoretical principles related to the issue of transference and counter-transference, both relational and trauma related.
  • Addressing the challenges of raising play therapist supervisees’ awareness of their issues with clarity and sensitivity.
Level 2:

Play therapists will:

  • Discuss the benefits of using expressive therapies to help supervisees increase self-awareness and ownership of personal issues that may have arisen in their play therapy sessions.
  • Discuss using art therapy, sand play therapy, and doll house play to help supervisee explore their issue of transference and counter-transference.
  • Use Role play in supervision.

As well as taking part in discussions, participants will engage in experiential activities related to a case example to make the learning more concrete.

List of required materials TBA.

Learning Objectives:
Level 1:

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the theoretical principles related to the issue of transference and counter-transference.
  2. Discuss the theoretical principles of transference and counter-transference through the lens of Expressive Play Therapy while conducting a play therapy session.
  3. Raise play therapist supervisees’ awareness of their issues with clarity and sensitivity.
Level 2:

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply expressive therapies to help supervisees increase self-awareness and ownership of personal issues.
  2. Demonstrate the fundamentals of art therapy, sand play therapy, and doll house play to help supervisees explore their issue of transference and counter-transference.
  3. Use role play as an effective tool with play therapy supervisees.

*For those seeking Play Therapy registration or certification – this course will go towards 6 hours of supervision.

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The Centre for Expressive Therapy is accredited by the Canadian Association for Play Therapy (Provider #09-102) and the Association for Play Therapy (Provider #95-010).

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