CPT Intensive Supervision

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 Distinguished Teaching Professor and Elaine Millikan Mathes Professor in Early Childhood Education in the Counseling Program and Director of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas.  Dr. Ray has published over 120 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, as well as current board member of the Association for Play Therapy. She is founding editor of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, American Counseling Association Fellow, 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


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.


Information regarding hotel group booking coming soon.


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, 2022. 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 (Provider #6720), 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.