Friday, November 3, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Niki Picogna 
MD/DC Association for Play Therapy 
Experiential Play Therapy Supervision:  Building an Ethically and Engaging Practice  


Xanthia Johnson LPC, ACS, RPT-S, has over a decade of experience providing play therapy to urban children & families in Washington, DC. Her private psychotherapy practice, Urban Playology LLC, is located in DuPont Circle. Ms. Johnson has presented on a variety of play therapy at various conferences & symposiums. She is also a MD APT newsletter contributor, media consultant, & writer. Ms. Johnson’s practice is home to a diverse caseload of clients including gender diverse children, LGBTQ youth, unique families, and people of color.  Ms. Johnson uses a relational approach to play therapy supervision with supervisees who yearn to grow experientially in the areas of self-compassion and cultural competency. Cultivating workshops & retreats for professionals of color & urban play therapists are among Ms. Johnson’s current projects!


Play therapy supervision should be ethical and engaging for all participants. In this experiential workshop, participants learn about unique issues that come up in play therapy supervision and how to handle them. Participants will also learn expressive arts & play therapy-based experientials for use in play therapy supervision. This workshop offers fun skill-building & more! 

Learning Objectives:

Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 barriers to ethical play therapy supervision.
  2. Recognize 3 types of supervisor-supervisee dynamics in play therapy supervision.
  3. Demonstrate 3 play-based techniques for use in play therapy supervision.

Cancellation Policy: For 100% refund, written cancellation must be received at least 14 days prior to the training. Otherwise, a credit will be given for a future training.  If you do not notify a board member prior to the training of your intent to cancel, you will not receive a refund or credit. 

 Cost: 6 CEs and light refreshments during registration included in cost

Before 10/6/2017 - $75;  After 10/6/2017- $100 for APT members and $125 for Non-APT Members 


    This activity is being co-sponsored by IDEALS/National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NIRE) and the MD/DC Association for Play Therapy. IDEALS/The National Institute of Relationship Enhancement® (NIRE) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NIRE maintains responsibility for the program and its content. NIRE has been approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category I continuing education programs. IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider # 95-009. IDEALS/NIRE maintains responsibility for this program. The National Institute of Relationship Enhancement® and the MD/DC Association for Play Therapy are cosponsors of this program. This cosponsorship has been approved by NBCC. The National Institute of Relationship Enhancement® is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5560. The ACEP solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

    National Institute of Relationship Enhancement, 4400 East-West Highway #24, Bethesda, MD 20814
    www.nire.org;  Email: niremd@nire.org; 301-680-8977; fax: 240-238-2764