IAPT offers a Wednesday night workshop before our annual conference, offering Supervision (odd years) and Ethics (even years) on an alternating basis.

2023 Wednesday Night Supervision Workshop (3 Contact CEs)

Technology and Ethics in Distance Play Therapy Supervision

September 20, 2023

5:00-8:00 p.m.

Sheraton, West Des Moines, IA

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Meet the Presenter

Franc Hudspeth, PhD, LPC-S (AR & MS), NCC, ACS, RPT-S, RPh

Franc has been a counselor educator for almost 14 years, has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field, and over 30 years of experience as a pharmacist. He has spent much of his counselor education career designing and leading online counseling programs. Franc is Editor of the International Journal of Play Therapy and Co-Editor of the Journal of Military and Government Counseling. He serves as Secretary of Board Directors for the Association for Play Therapy, Past-President of the Association for Creativity in Counseling, and President-Elect of the Military and Government Counseling Association and is a registered Play Therapist Supervisor. He is Associate Professor, Department Chair, and Program Director-Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Sacred Heart University. His writing and research interests include play therapy, neuroethics, trauma’s impact on brain development, psychopharmacology, and neuroscience influences on counseling.


For those under supervision and those doing supervision, distance supervision of play therapy can present unique challenges. However, when guidelines for tele-mental health and distance supervision are incorporated into routine supervision, potential ethical dilemmas, practice issues, and supervision conundrums can be mitigated. This workshop offers guidelines for consideration when supervising through distance supervision. 


  1. Examine best practice guidelines for distance supervision of play therapy
  2. Identify supervisee and supervisor responsibilities when engaging in distance play therapy supervision 
  3. Recognize applicable ethical codes for conducting distance play therapy supervision