Jennifer Shivey, MA, LPC, RPT-S
Accredited Clinical Supervisor & Registered Play Therapy Supervisor
“I believe in making mistakes. My goal is to create a safe and collaborative space where we can rumble with the unknown. Building on our core values and identity as humans, being authentic and willing to grow, to create the therapeutic environment that you envision for your PlayTherapy practice.” ~ Jen
Our Clinical Director, Jen, is a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S) as well as an Accredited Clinical Supervisor (ACS). This means she has completed additional coursework and experiential work specific to supervision. If you are considering obtaining an RPT credential, it is important to know that starting in 2020, The Association for Play Therapy will require all of your Play Therapy hours to be supervised under an RPT-S. Jen is able to supervise both play and non-play therapy hours in conjunction. When considering who you want to have as a supervisor, it is important to look at their practice specialties, level of education and training, theoretical orientation(s) and simply their personality to make sure they are the best fit for you. This is a relationship that will be ongoing for quite a while in most cases, so you want to have someone you feel comfortable being very honest with. Please see below for an explanation of the different supervisory/consultation options that we offer.
Click here to learn more about credentialing for RPT and RPT-S!
*Supervision may be done in person or via secure video conferencing.*
Jen offers individual supervision for therapists on a limited basis. The rate for supervision is $120/50 minutes. This is lower than the regular session fees because while supervision is an investment in yourself and your work as a therapist, we understand that because it is a requirement for licensure it can also be a financial stressor when you are just beginning your journey as a therapist. We’ve been there! Please contact us to discuss what you are looking for and to determine if we may be a good fit.
LPC Clinical Consultation or Supervision Groups
Group Supervision or Clinical Consultation (see below for explanation of Clinician Consultation vs Supervision) is a great way to obtain a variety of feedback, and will help to reduce overall supervision costs! We are happy to provide Group Supervision or Clinician Consultation to groups of 3-4 clinicians. You may sign up to join a group, or gather a few of your favorite clinicians and form your own group!
In Colorado you may count 30 hours of group supervision towards your supervision requirements for LPC licensure. All pre-licensed participants who wish to use their hours towards licensure must also be under individual supervision. This type of clinical consultation group meets the requirements for group supervision for licensure.
Fees: $60/participant - 2 hour group
Upcoming Groups: Register here
August 2, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
September 6 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
October 4, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
November 1, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
December 6, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
** You must register in order to attend as space is limited **
If you have additional questions please contact us and mention that you are looking for group supervision or consultation!
Child & Adolescent Clinical Consultation Group
This group is for clinicians working with children and adolescents in their practice. It is an open group that meets monthly. It is less structured than the LPC Clinical Consultation Group (see above) and is intended to be a place to share cases (while protecting client confidentiality) and receive feedback.
Please contact us if you are interested in joining this group! **this group cannot be counted towards APT supervision hours*
What is the Difference Between Supervision and Clinical Consultation?
Good question! The difference is that in a clinical consultation setting, you won’t be sharing identifying information about your clients. You are also in no way obligated to follow any of the suggestions given to you. In a supervision setting, you are practicing under the license of an LPC, which carries an additional level of responsibility on the LPC’s part to ensure that you are following best practices. Supervisors will have information about your clients, your clients will have their name and you will meet with your supervisor on a regularly scheduled basis. This is a required stepping stone for all therapists pursuing licensure in the state of Colorado.
Check out our calendar of events for upcoming training opportunities.