Addressing Transference and Counter-Transference in Supervision


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.

Learning Objectives
and Content:
Level 1:

Discussion of the ethical responsibility of therapists’ self-knowledge and capacity to recognize and deal with issues of transference and counter-transference.

  • Description and discussion of the theoretical principles related to the issue of transference and counter-transference, both relational and trauma related.
  • Address the challenge of raising play therapist supervisees’ awareness of their issues with clarity and sensitivity.
Level 2:
  • Explore 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.
  • Using art therapy, sand play therapy and doll house play to help supervisee explore their issue of transference counter-transference.
  • Using 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.

Fee includes use of materials. Meals and accommodations are not provided.

The Centre for
Expressive Therapy

is accredited by the Canadian Association for Play Therapy (Provider #09-102), the British Columbia Play Therapy Association (Provider #1-2018), and the Association for Play Therapy (Provider #95-010).

Please visit their websites to learn more about their specific requirements.

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