Supervision

 Supervision

Play Therapy and Expressive Arts

Play Therapy and Expressive Arts

Play Therapy and Expressive Arts

 Supervision

 online play therapy & Expressive arts   supervision Group 

This clinical supervision group focuses on helping mental health clinicians working with children, adolescents, and families to identify behavior and relationship patterns and identify underlying emotional issues for behavior in your clients so that you can use play therapy & expressive arts modalities in your clinical work. Using her "nerdy" superpowers, Cathi focuses on helping you apply theory and research using connection (attachment) to create safety and strong therapeutic rapport to help families heal. These are key components for creating an atmosphere to facilitate change. She'll help you hone your clinical case conceptualization and decision-making skills so that you can develop a treatment strategy using play therapy and expressive arts modalities that will successfully help your young clients, and their families, experience long-term positive treatment outcomes.

 online play therapy
 and creative arts   supervision 

This clinical supervision group focuses on helping mental health clinicians working with children, adolescents, and families to identify behavior and relationship patterns and identify underlying emotional issues for behavior in your clients so that you can use play therapy & expressive arts modalities in your clinical work. Using her "nerdy" superpowers, Cathi focuses on helping you apply theory and research using connection (attachment) to create safety and strong therapeutic rapport to help families heal. These are key components for creating an atmosphere to facilitate change. She'll help you hone your clinical case conceptualization and decision-making skills so that you can develop a treatment strategy using play therapy and expressive arts modalities that will successfully help your young clients, and their families, experience long-term positive treatment outcomes.

play therapy and expressive arts

You'll learn how to tap into your own "nerdy" superpowers and mental health detective skills to become not just a good child/adolescent therapist - you'll become an excellent and sought after child/adolescent therapist is your community.

You’ll learn to use critical decision-making skills to determine what type of play therapy and expressive arts interventions to use and when to use them so you can develop confidence when working with parents.

You’ll also learn to recognize stages of treatment when using play therapy and expressive arts modalities.

It’s not enough to just take trainings to learn new skills because we need to know how to use the techniques learned in the trainings to help our specific clients as situations arise during our therapy sessions. That’s why it’s important to have the support and feedback from experts to help guide us when learning new skills (like your very own Yoda so you too can become a mental health Jedi).

The group meets twice monthly for 60 minutes using an online platform.

In addition to the group meetings, participants have access to a private group room for additional support and resources between group meetings.  

And - to support your play therapy training while receiving supervision services with Cathi Spooner, LCSW, RPR-S, active group supervision participants also receive a 20% discount to all trainings provided by Cathi/Renewing Hearts Counseling & Consulting.

The maximum number of spaces is limited in order to provide an optimal learning experience for participants. Book a free 30 minute call to find out if it's right for you

When: Saturday mornings, 8:00 am -9:30 am, Pacific Time
Cost: $65/group session  
Group facilitator: Cathi Spooner, LCSW, RPT-S  

 INdividual play therapy supervision 

 play therapy   supervision 

play therapy and expressive arts

Need more individual support to learn how to provide mental health treatment confidently, accurately, and ethically to children, adolescents, and families?  

Individual play therapy supervision will help you to develop keen clinical decision-making skills to help you recognize what is contributing to your client's mental health challenges and develop a plan to help them overcome those challenges.

You'll learn how to integrate play therapy and expressive arts modalities to help your young clients overcome their difficulties, and determine which play therapy and expressive arts modality will be the most effective.

You'll learn how to recognize clinically relevant themes in your client's play and how to determine which phase of treatment you client is in to help you with treatment planning.  You'll learn to recognize when your client is making progress and how to determine when your client is ready for discharge.

You'll learn how to help parents engage in the change process to be the therapeutic agent of change for their child.  

 clinical licensure supervision 

 clinical licensure   supervision 

play therapy and expressive arts

You’ve completed your master degree in clinical social work and now you begin the often daunting task of learning to use the skills you learned in graduate school with clients. This can often seem overwhelming and even terrifying for new clinicians. Working with an experienced clinical supervisor to help guide you in the next phase of your professional journey is a critical part of professional development. Finding a supervisor with whom you feel comfortable and who has the necessary skills and expertise is an important part of choosing a clinical superisor.

It has been a privilege to work with numerous mental health professionals pursing their clinical license. As a life long learner, I love sharing ideas and research with professionals that I supervise. I am currently licensed as a licensed clinical social worker in Utah and Nevada. My family and I relocated to the area in 2016. While living in Virginia and owner of a small mental health outpatient clinic, I supervised numerous master’s level interns and clinician pursuing their clinical licensure. My expertise includes helping mental health professionals professionals provide individual, family and group counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families. I utilize a predominately attachment theory approach and integrate additional theory models, such as CBT, DBT, trauma and neurobiology informed modalities, and play/expressive arts to help professionals find solutions that work effectively with their clients’ specific treatment needs.

Not ready for a full supervision session? Click here to book a 30 minute session to discuss your professional needs.

Contact me to discuss your professional needs


I work with individuals and agencies to develop successful strategies to help meet your needs and the needs of your clients.
Email me at: cathispooner@gmail.com

Contact me to discuss your professional needs


I work with individuals and agencies to develop successful strategies to help meet your needs and the needs of your clients.
Email me at: cathispooner@gmail.com