Supervision: Ethical Considerations of the Impact of Burnout on the Play Therapy Process: WMHCA

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1 Law & Ethics CE Recorded: Winter, 2023

What supervisors and supervisees need to know about burnout and compassion fatigue. Using an ethical lens to identify how a play therapist's level of burnout might impact the play therapy relationship and process. Leading to ways supervision can help mitigate the effects of burnout.


  1. Describe 3 factors that impact a play therapists’ level of burnout.
  2. Identify ethical concerns of providing play therapy when experiencing burnout. '
  3. Explain 2 ways burnout factors impact the play therapy process.
  4. Create a supervision plan to help.

Outline 15 minutes on foundational information about burnout and it's effects 15 minutes on ethical considerations of working while burned out 15 minutes on how burnout impacts play therapy process 15 minutes on creating a supervision plan to mitigate the effects of burnout.

EPDC CE Hours: 1
Presenter: Deidre Gestrin, PCPC, RPT-S

Deidre Gestrin, LCPC and RPT-S has have been working with children and family systems for 14 years. She recently completed a functional medicine health coaching program to focus more on mental health providers' wellness. She is passionate about supporting others to decrease burnout.