The Registered Play Therapist credential is granted by the Association for Play Therapy (APT), an international organization supporting the field of play therapy. As per their website, APT defines play therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.”
Current credentialing standards require applicants to complete 150 hours of play therapy-specific education from APT-approved providers and complete direct contact play therapy experience under the supervision or consultation of a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor play therapy supervision.
Dr, Turner provides individual and group supervision for the Registered Play Therapist credential with a focus on supporting individuals in the accusation and integration of Gestalt Play Therapy. She is a play therapy author and researcher and has been an APT-approved provider since 2011. Please contact Dr. Turner for more information or to schedule an interview.
Dr. Turner is also passionate about supporting Registered Play Therapists and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisors beyond the credential with advanced consultation and “supervision of the supervisor.”
Work with Dr. Turner
$120 per one-hour session. This supervision is geared toward fully licensed professionals and those completing the Registered Play Therapist credential. Supervision involves case processing, individual and system case conceptualization, play therapy ethics and documentation, theory integration, and tools, tips, and interventions.
Group Consultation (web-based)
$100 (two-hour session; limited to 5 for quality purposes).
Consultation is geared toward fully licensed professionals and those completing requirements for the Registered Play Therapy designation thus, this consultation should be considered advanced in nature. Groups meet at regular intervals, approximately one time per month virtually (Central Standard Time). Approval is required to attend; registration link provided after approval. Dr. Turner is also available for site group consultation on a limited basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule group consultation for your site.
Upcoming dates: October 18th, 10-12 CST, Nov 15th, 10-12 CST, Dec 13th, 10-12 CST
What professionals are saying about training with Dr. Turner
Dr. Turner was not only my LPC and RPT supervisor, but someone who changed the course of my life. Her knowledge of Play Therapy is invaluable to the profession. She mentored me through every transition in my professional life and helped me to see the possibilities, even when I couldn’t.
Christina H., LPC, RPT
I couldn’t had find a better RPT-S in my journey to become a Registered Play Therapist. Dr. Turner’s nurturing mentorship and encouraging support has been essential in developing my clinical skills and confidence. Her play therapy trainings are full of knowledge and strategies I can use the very next day and her passion inspires me to continue to learn and grow personally and professionally!
Claudia O., LPC, RPT