CPT Intensive Supervision

June 18-21, 2024

Applications period opens: October 10, 2023
Applications period closes: January 12, 2024
Applicants notified: January 19, 2024

Applications now closed!

Participants must have completed CCPT 101 or a CPT approved equivalent in order to apply and participate.

Unique, hands-on, dynamic training opportunity for:

  • Supervised clinical hours
  • Educational requirement towards certification
  • Intensive training in the application of CCPT!
  • All supervisors are experienced PhD level Registered Play Therapists and Certified Child-Centered Play Therapists.

Are you working towards becoming a Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist?

Are you interested in a unique training opportunity to maximize your time, money, and experience in your journey towards certification?

Come join us for an intensive supervised play therapy experience including four days of intense and dynamic training through instruction, demonstrations, and supervised experiences in individual child-centered play therapy using two-way mirrors, video recording, and live supervision.

Participants will explore how to integrate child-centered play therapy into their play therapy practice. 

In cohort groups of three play therapists to one supervisor, participants will conduct a minimum of 6 play therapy sessions over the four-day training, observe a minimum of 12 play therapy sessions conducted by their cohorts, and participate in supervision and feedback sessions as a cohort. 

Participants will earn a total of 32 hours of Continuing Education contact credit hours. For the purpose of Criteria Verification Forms for RPT Credentialing Applications, this training covers: 17 hours of Skills & Methods, 10 hours of Seminal or Historically Significant Theories, 4 hours of Special Topics, and 1 hour of Culture and Social Diversity.

By attending the 4-day CPT Intensive Supervision experience, you will fulfill a portion of your educational requirements AND supervised clinical experience hours at the same time for CCPT Certification!

What does that mean? 
Attending this 4-day Intensive Supervision experience will take place of attending the 2.5-day CCPT 102 training and would reduce the supervised clinical experience requirement to become a Certified CCPT from 30 sessions and 15 hours of supervision to 25 sessions and 10 hours of supervision. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe how child development impacts play therapy.
  • Participants will be able to distinguish between play behaviors and play themes.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate when and how to use limit-setting and choice giving from a child-centered perspective.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate child-centered play therapy skills and attitudes.
  • Participants will be able to cite and access research findings on the effectiveness of CCPT.
  • Participants will be able to articulate the change process for various presenting problems.
  • Participants will be able to integrate feedback into practice of CCPT. 

Meet the Speaker

Leslie Jones, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-STM, Certified CCPT-S/T, Certified CPRT-S/T

Leslie Jones is a Clinical Professor at the University of North Texas. Leslie has over 20 years of play therapy experience including teaching university courses, supervising counselors in training, and working with families and children in both community agency and school settings. She currently teaches courses in play therapy, child appraisal, and expressive arts. Leslie is graduate of the Association for Play Therapy Leadership Academy. She served as President of the Texas Association for Play Therapy and served on the Florida Association for Play Therapy board. Dr. Jones has presented nationally on play therapy and expressive arts. She is actively involved in the international certification program for Child-Centered Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy. 


Counseling and Human Development Center
425 S. Welch Street Complex 2
Denton, TX 76203


Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM 
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM 
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM 
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM 

Each day includes an hour lunch break.


There are 3 parking options for the training.  

  1. Union Circle Garage located at 1155 Union Circle, Denton TX, 76203. This is across the street from the training location. This garage is a Parkmobile garage meaning you must have the Parkmobile app downloaded on your smart phone prior to arriving at the garage. No cash accepted. Rates are $2.25 per hour or $18.35 daily max.
  2. Highland Street Parking Garage is located on Ave A and Highland Street. This is a little over 1 block from the training location. Cash and cards are accepted at this garage. Rates are $2 an hour or $16 daily max. 
  3. You may also purchase a $5 daily parking permit. You’re required to print your parking permit before arriving on campus. Follow the directions below for this option: 
    1. Visit THIS LINK.
    2. Once there, click on Get Permits under Permits.
    3. Click on Create Guest Account (if you have already done this for a previous conference, you can log in with your information). 
    4. Click Proceed to login to your new account. 
    5. For new users, an email will be sent with a link to log in to your account. 
    6. Click Next under Purchase Permit. 
    7. Click TEMPORARY Daily Rate/ UNT Campus Denton. 
    8. Click Next. 
    9. Select Start Date. 
    10. Select how many days you will be using permit. 
    11. Click Next. 
    12. Add Vehicle information. 
    13. Click Next. 
    14. Add address. 
    15. Follow payment options. 
    16. Print out permit to place on vehicle dashboard. 


SpringHill Suites Denton
Limited room blocks available

1434 Centre Place Dr.
Denton, TX 76205

Amenities include free wireless internet, free breakfast, fitness center and indoor pool, and more.

Enjoy group rate of $102-112 USD plus tax per night when booked HERE by 6/3/2024 or when room block capacity is reached.

Best Western Plus Denton Inn & Suites
Limited room blocks available

2910 W University Dr
Denton, TX 76201

Amenities include free wireless internet, hot breakfast, outdoor pool and fitness center, self-parking, and more. Hotel is located next to Cracker Barrel.

Enjoy group rate of $105 USD plus tax for a king room or $119 USD plus tax for a queen room per night when booked HERE by 6/3/2024 or when room block capacity is reached.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites
Limited room blocks available

4485 N I-35
Denton, TX 76207

Amenities include free wireless internet, hot buffet breakfast, 24-hour fitness facilities and heated indoor pool, self-parking, and more.

Enjoy group rate of $109 USD plus tax per night when booked HERE on or before 6/3/2024 or when room block capacity is reached.


Registration cancellation refund requests should be submitted to CPT in writing. The registration fee, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be refunded only if the request is postmarked by May 31, 2024. CPT reserves the right to cancel this conference in the event of unforeseen circumstances. If such occurs, CPT will attempt to notify registrants prior to the conference and refund all registration, workshop, and continuing education fees. In all instances, the liability of CPT is limited to refunding such fees.

We are an approved provider for Association of Play Therapy (APT provider 95-004), Texas State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Provider (In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 30, Rule 681.142), Texas State Board of Social Workers (In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 34, Rule 781.509), Texas State Board of Marriage & Family Therapists Provider (In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 35, Rule 801.264), and National Board of Certified Counselors (Provider #3016).

 If you have any questions, please call the Center for Play Therapy at (940)565-3864 or email Jenna Taylor at jenna.taylor@unt.edu.