CPT Intensive Supervision

CPT Intensive Supervision

Cancelled due to COVID-19

Applications closed.

Application deadline March 1, 2020.

All applications received by the priority deadline of February 3, 2020 will be given strongest consideration.

Selection committee will contact all applicants with decisions 2 weeks after application deadline.

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 and group 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 credit hours.

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-day CCPT 101 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:

1. Participants will describe and demonstrate the use and effectiveness of CCPT in community and school settings.

2. Participants will identify and discuss the use and implementation of CCPT protocol.

3. Participants will demonstrate CCPT skills and attitudes.

4. Participants will understand the historical antecedents of play therapy.

5. Participants will be able to identify appropriate play materials for playroom. 

6. Participants will be able to identify the procedures for limit setting. 

Dee Ray, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, Certified CCPT-S, Certified CPRT-S is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Counseling Program and Director of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas.  Dr. Ray has published over 100 articles, chapters, and books in the field of play therapy, specializing in research specifically examining the process and effects of Child Centered Play Therapy.  Dr. Ray is author of A Therapist’s Guide to Development: The Extraordinarily Normal Years, Advanced Play Therapy: Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice, Child Centered Play Therapy Treatment Manual, and co-author of Group Play Therapy and Child Centered Play Therapy Research. She is a founding board member and past president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. She is current editor of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling and recipient of the American Counseling Association Don Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award, Association for Humanistic Counseling Educator Award, Association for Play Therapy Outstanding Research Award, Top 25 Women Professors in Texas Award, and many others. Dr. Ray supervises counseling services to community clients at her university clinic and leads a school outreach program providing play therapy to hundreds of children each year.


Counseling and Human Development Center
University of North Texas
425 S Welch St
Denton, TX 76203


Tuesday: 9am-6pm with lunch 12-1pm
Wednesday: 8am-6pm with lunch 12-1pm
Thursday: 8am-6pm with lunch 12-1pm
Friday: 8am-6pm with lunch 12-1pm


SpringHill Suites Denton by Marriott: ($94/night group rate when booked here by 6/2/2020)

1434 Centre Place Dr., Denton, TX 76205
Amenities include: Free wireless internet, free breakfast, fitness center, pool, and more. 
Complimentary shuttle service to and from UNT campus


Application closed.

Application deadline March 1, 2020.

All applications received by the priority deadline of February 3, 2020 will be given strongest consideration.

Selection committee will contact all applicants with decisions 2 weeks after application deadline.


Decisions will be made and you will be notified by March 17, 2020. The total cost for the Intensive Supervision Experience is $995.00. Payment is due in full within two weeks of receiving notification of acceptance.  Spots will not be held without payment.  There will be a non-refundable processing fee of $100.00 in the event a participant withdraws from the experience after the initial payment is processed.


We are an approved provider for Association of Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider 95-004), National Board Certified Counselors (Provider #3016), Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (Provider # 2283), Texas Licensed Social Worker (provider #6720), and Texas Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Provider #828). 


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 June 2, 2020. You may give or sell your registration to another participant, if the original registrant notifies CPT of any registration transfers to a new attendee. 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.


 If you have any questions, please call the Center for Play Therapy at (940)565-3864.