Join us as we examine play therapy supervision through creative modalities. This workshop adapts several play and art-based interventions helpful in the clinical supervision process. A review of two theoretical models of supervision will lay the groundwork for building our skills in giving and receiving feedback as a key supervisory competency. Unique to this workshop will be opportunities for growth through deconstructing role play scenarios using a “supervision of supervision” andragogical learning format.  

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to identify two benefits for utilizing a playful approach in the supervision of play therapists.
  • Attendees will review the developmental and discrimination theoretical models of supervision applicable for play therapy supervision and be able to name one key concept from each model.
  • Attendees will either experience or observe “supervision of supervision” andragogy as a way to explore professional strengths, challenges, and areas of growth.


Mary Anne Peabody, Ed.D., LCSW, RPT-S is an Associate Professor at USM, a licensed clinical social worker, a Registered Play therapist Supervisor, and a past K-12 school counselor. She served on the APT National Board and was a founding member of the Maine branch of APT, currently serving on the New England Play therapy branch and the National APT Foundation Board, International Journal of Play Therapy editorial advisory board. Mary Anne recently received the 2019 APT Service Award. She presents nationally and internationally and has authored several play therapy book chapters and journal articles.