The Psychotherapy Practice of Kimberly Bartlett, LCSW, RPT-S (949) 872-7454

The Psychotherapy Practice of Kimberly Bartlett, LCSW, RPT-S (949) 872-7454

Training for Professionals

Integrative Play Therapy:  Creating a pathway for working as an integrative play therapist


This webinar addresses fundamental questions practitioners have concerning an integrative approach to Play Therapy. It is designed for the beginning play therapist, as well as the seasoned play therapist and play therapy supervisor. The webinar covers both theoretical issues, such as pathways toward integrating multiple models or theories, as well as implications for decision-making, monitoring therapist use of self, and supervision from an integrative perspective. Both the play therapy supervisee and supervisor will benefit from this material, as it provides a foundation for understanding and monitoring the therapeutic process

The webinar is divided into two parts. There is a menu to navigate between different chapters and/or return to specific sections for additional review.

Watch the preview introduction for the webinar below.

Part I  


Kimberly Bartlett, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S; Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor; Owner at Caring Hearts Play Therapy.


In the first section Kimberly Bartlett provides an introduction to approaches to integrative work, examining what it means to integrate multiple theories, as well as exploring different frameworks or pathways for integration. Additionally, Kimberly emphasizes the issue of being “client driven” by conceptualizing the needs, characteristics and context of the child client. Finally, competencies and attributes of the Integrative Play Therapist are highlighted.


  1. Introduction to Integrating Multiple Theories
  2. Client Driven
  3. Pathways of Integration and a Framework
  4. The Integrative Play Therapist
  5. Competencies of Integrative Play Therapy

Part II


Lorri Yasenik, Ph.D., RSW, RFM, RPT-S, CPT-S
Ken Gardner, M.Sc., R.Psych. CPT-S
Co-Directors, Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute


In Part II, Lorri Yasenik and Ken Gardner provide an overview of the Play Therapy Dimensions Model, which is a decision-making model for the integrative play therapist. The model is examined in detail, looking at the two primary dimensions, consciousness and directiveness.  Video segments illustrate movement along the two continuums, highlighting underlying case conceptualization processes, as well as tools used to guide clinical decision-making. Two cases are presented to increase our understanding of an integrative framework for decision-making, as well as how to make use of the tracking and self-monitoring tools in supervision.


  1. Introduction the Play Therapy Dimensions Model  (PTDM)
  2. Case example Ellis - Illustration of the 4 quadrants and an integrative approach to decision making
  3. Case example Carlos  - Use of the Child & Therapist Moderating Factors Scale and the Degree of Immersion: Therapist Use of Self Scale
  4. Case example Jack  - Tracking client movement; case conceptualization
  5. Summary – Overview of the two primary dimensions and summary of  an integrative decision-making approach

Mastery Test

At the end of the webinar, you will find a Mastery Test. Successful completion (80 %) is required to obtain 3 hours of continuing education credits.

The test has 24 multiple choice test questions. The test is to be submitted via the link provided. Your mark will be provided within 5 working days. A printable Certificate will then be issued indicating 3 continuing education (non-contact credit) hours.

Note: Once registered, you will have 30-days to submit the Mastery Test.  If necessary, a second submission is permitted to reach Mastery Level and obtain the Certificate.

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 Integrative Play Therapy: Creating a pathway for working as an integrative play therapist from Caring Hearts Play Therapy


Caring Hearts Play Therapy provides a range of dynamic play therapy workshops and presentations. Workshops can be tailored to the specific needs of your agency or organization. A list of workshops listed below are examples of popular topics presented.

  •      Integrative Play Therapy
  •      Get Moving: Play Therapy with Boys and Active Children
  •      Essentials in Play Therapy: Toys, Themes and Structure
  •      Building Blocks: Play Therapy Basics and Beyond
  •      Enriching Play Therapy Treatment through Parental Engagement  
  •      Play Therapy Techniques for Children of Divorce
  •      Bringing Two Worlds Together: An Integrative Approach to Play Therapy
  •      Caring for the Play Therapist: Countertransference, Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care  

"Kimberly Bartlett, LCSW, RPT-S is an excellent presenter. Her workshops are informative, interesting and engaging. Kimberly is very knowledgeable about Play Therapy and strives to pass her wisdom and experience on to workshop attendees. She balances didactic presentation with experiential Play Therapy interventions. She is friendly, approachable and encourages attendees to ask questions and actively participate in her presentations. I highly recommend Kimberly." Robin Christopherson, LMFT, Orange County, California