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Ethical Guidelines for Utilizing Play Therapy During the Supervision Process

Enroll in the Online Self-Study and complete the training on your own schedule.
1 Ethics CE Credit available for behavioral health clinicians, including Play Therapists.

This course will address the ethical guidelines imperative to implement when utilizing play therapy during the supervision process.  The process of supervision will be examined as well as the decision to integrate play therapy into the supervision process.  Ethical standards and guidelines specific to supervision and play therapy will be explored and discussed.  The application of specific ethical guidelines for utilizing play therapy during the supervision process will be explored by discussing specific case examples.  The rationale for utilizing play therapy during supervision, coupled with the importance of understanding relevant ethical guidelines, will be explored for mental health clinicians who provide supervision for licensure as well as supervision for graduate students.

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This course addresses the ethical guidelines imperative to implement when utilizing play therapy during the supervision process.  The process of supervision will be examined as well as the decision to integrate play therapy into the supervision process.  Ethical standards and guidelines specific to supervision and play therapy will be explored and discussed.  The application of specific ethical guidelines for utilizing play therapy during the supervision process will be explored by discussing specific case examples.  The rationale for utilizing play therapy during supervision, coupled with the importance of understanding relevant ethical guidelines, will be explored for mental health clinicians who provide supervision for licensure as well as supervision for graduate students.

This course was recorded on September 19, 2022

Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:

  1. List the only two types of animals that can be a service animal. 
  2. Explain the current Department of Transportation travel requirements for Service and Emotional Support Animals.  
  3. Explain how to ethically write an ESA letter for mental health clients, when appropriate.

Laura Fazio-Griffith, PhD, NCC, LPC-S, LMFT, RPT-S

Dr. Laura Fazio-Griffith received her PhD from the University of New Orleans in Counselor Education.  She is a national certified counselor, licensed professional counselor supervisor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a registered play therapist supervisor.  Dr. Fazio-Griffith was the clinical director for the Counseling and Training Center of Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans for approximately 5 years.  She provided individual, group, and family counseling as well as supervision for master’s level counseling interns.  She has been an adjunct assistant professor at UNO, Southeastern, and LSU. She joined our faculty in August of 2010 after completing two years as a visiting assistant professor at LSU. She served as the president of LACES from 2004-06 and was the Counselor Education representative on the LACES board until July 2011. She served as treasurer on the Louisiana Association for Play Therapy Executive Board and is Past-President of the Louisiana Association for Play Therapy.  She has served as president for the Louisiana Association for Career Development and also serves on two national editorial boards. She serves on the American Counseling Association Branch Development Committee, and the Association for Play Therapy Education Committee and Registration and Credentialing Committee and University Education Committee, and Nominations and Elections Committee as well as the task force to develop a history of play therapy for APT. She has developed the play therapy program and the counseling program is an approved provider from the Association for Play Therapy for continuing play therapy education.  She has presented nationally and statewide on various topics related to supervision, play therapy, and group work.   Her research interests include group work, personality disorders, supervision, and play therapy. Dr. Fazio-Griffith was honored by the Louisiana Association for Counselor Education and Supervision as the Senior Counselor Educator of the year at the 2016 LCA Conference, the award for Distinguished Professional Service, 2018 for the Louisiana Counseling Association, and the Senior Supervisor Award by the Louisiana Association for Counselor Education and Supervision at the 2019 LCA Conference, and the Play Therapist of the Year: Lifetime Achievement by the Louisiana Association for Play Therapy in 2020. Dr. Fazio-Griffith was appointed to the LPC Board by the Governor effective September 1, 2018. Dr. Fazio-Griffith is the faculty advisor for the counseling programs Chi Sigma Iota chapter.  She is the recipient of the Nell Yarborough Sibley Endowed Professorship in Human Sciences for 2020-23.  You can find Dr. Fazio-Griffith by clicking here.

Credit Hours: 

This course provides 1 ethics credit hour for behavioral health clinicians, including play therapists

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 ethical continuing education credit.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023

Addiction Professionals: Telehealth Certification Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #193104. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024 

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

Play Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC has been approved as a continuing education provider by the Association for Play Therapy: APT Approved Provider 21-633. Per the Association for Play Therapy (APT), play therapy training may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals. APT alone holds the right to accept or deny any continuing education training at its discretion.

Other Professionals: This course qualifies for 60 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation. Participants have 6 months from registration to access and complete online self-study courses.

Live Webinar courses are completed by registering, logging in to this website, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), attending the full course via webinar, submitting your attendance, and completing the post-test and course evaluation online.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses and live webinars, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can receive your certificate of completion by logging onto this website, navigating to the course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), scroll to the bottom of your course, and click on your certificate to either download it or print it.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a $25 service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.


This program was recorded September 19, 2022

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

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Laura Fazio-Griffith
PhD, NCC, LPC-S, LMFT,
Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

Dr. Laura Fazio-Griffith received her PhD from the University of New Orleans in Counselor Education.  She is a national certified counselor, licensed professional counselor supervisor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a registered play therapist supervisor.  Dr. Fazio-Griffith was the clinical director for the Counseling and Training Center of Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans for approximately 5 years.  She provided individual, group, and family counseling as well as supervision for master’s level counseling interns.  She has been an adjunct assistant professor at UNO, Southeastern, and LSU. She joined our faculty in August of 2010 after completing two years as a visiting assistant professor at LSU. She served as the president of LACES from 2004-06 and was the Counselor Education representative on the LACES board until July 2011. She served as treasurer on the Louisiana Association for Play Therapy Executive Board and is Past-President of the Louisiana Association for Play Therapy.  She has served as president for the Louisiana Association for Career Development and also serves on two national editorial boards. She serves on the American Counseling Association Branch Development Committee, and the Association for Play Therapy Education Committee and Registration and Credentialing Committee and University Education Committee, and Nominations and Elections Committee as well as the task force to develop a history of play therapy for APT. She has developed the play therapy program and the counseling program is an approved provider from the Association for Play Therapy for continuing play therapy education.  She has presented nationally and statewide on various topics related to supervision, play therapy, and group work.   Her research interests include group work, personality disorders, supervision, and play therapy. Dr. Fazio-Griffith was honored by the Louisiana Association for Counselor Education and Supervision as the Senior Counselor Educator of the year at the 2016 LCA Conference, the award for Distinguished Professional Service, 2018 for the Louisiana Counseling Association, and the Senior Supervisor Award by the Louisiana Association for Counselor Education and Supervision at the 2019 LCA Conference, and the Play Therapist of the Year: Lifetime Achievement by the Louisiana Association for Play Therapy in 2020. Dr. Fazio-Griffith was appointed to the LPC Board by the Governor effective September 1, 2018. Dr. Fazio-Griffith is the faculty advisor for the counseling programs Chi Sigma Iota chapter.  She is the recipient of the Nell Yarborough Sibley Endowed Professorship in Human Sciences for 2020-23.  You can find Dr. Fazio-Griffith by clicking here.

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