Jennifer Shivey, MA, LPC, RPT-S
Accredited Clinical Supervisor & Registered Play Therapy Supervisor
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.*
We offer individual supervision for therapists on a limited basis. The rate for supervision is $120/50 minutes. This is lower than our 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 2-3 clinicians. It is up to you to to put together a group of 2-3 clinicians.
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: $150 / 1.5 hour session (fee remains the same, regardless of number of people in your group)
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!
What is the Difference Between Supervision and Clinical Consultation?
Good question! The difference is that in a 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.