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Playful Supervision

With Maria LaquerreDiego, LMFT, RPT-S

March 30, 2023 8:45 - 12:00 MST

Hybrid Training

(Seats available in person and online)


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Supervisors this one is for you!! Not only have you been holding space for your clients, but you have been the sounding board and safe harbor for your play therapy and clinical supervisees! This three hour workshop will breathe life into your supervision practice as we explore and engage in play therapy techniques to incorporate into your clinical supervision practice!


Presented by:


A self-described geek, Maria Laquerre-Diego is a CEO and Owner who is committed to increasing access to mental health services and breaking down the stigma surrounding therapy services. As a therapist turned CEO, Maria has developed a unique perspective when it comes to mental health and the barriers surrounding mental health treatment. Influenced by her time at New Mexico State University in the Family and Consumer Science department, and University of New Hampshire’s Marriage and Family Therapy department, Maria has turned her dedication to giving back and supporting future generations of therapists. In addition to supporting mental health providers, Maria takes an active role in addressing the continued stigma of mental health services through the use of pop culture – everything from movies and television shows to superheroes and Disney characters. Maria has spoken about mental health at several local events, has served as an officer on professional boards and has provided training to clinicians all over the country while maintaining her and her family’s roots as Aggies! Outside of the office, Maria can be found spending time with her family and loved ones, exploring the world through travel, and creating cosplays for herself, her husband and their two little ones. Maria is always happy to talk about Star Wars, Marvel and mental health and can be contacted through her practice website


  • 8:30 - Check in/Sign in on Zoom

  • 8:45 - Presentation Begins 

  • 12:00 - Presentation Ends

    • We will take a 15 minute break during our time together.


  • $50 includes CE Certificate

Of Note:

  • This is a hybrid training, offering both in person seats and virtual seats. You will receive an email with the Zoom link and office address and any handouts three days prior to the training. 

  • This training will provide 3 CE Credits (​NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board Provider Number CCE0209081, APT 20-631).

  • Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

  • If attending virtually, you must be present with your video on for the entire duration of our training to be eligible for CEs.

Training Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify how the three roles of a supervisor are linked to the Therapeutic Powers of Play. 

  2. Participants will describe how to use play therapy techniques to increase engagement and processing in clinical supervision.

  3. Participants will discuss limitations and cultural considerations when using play therapy techniques in clinical supervision.

Hybrid Training

This training offers 12 in person seats at the New Hope Therapy Center office in Las Cruces, NM. The remainder of the seats are via Zoom. Please choose your preferred ticket carefully!

Materials Needed

  • Paper and writing materials

  • Sandtray and figures

    • Those attending in person, sandtrays will be provided for your use. 

    • If you do not have access to a sandtray, you are welcome to use small figures, cut out images, collage material or simply writing/sketching for the activities.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A New Hope Therapy Center’s Cancellation and Refund Policy will be as follows to assure consistency and is applicable to all trainings offered by A New Hope Therapy Center.

  1. Registrations canceled on or before two weeks prior to the event is refundable but subject to a $25 administrative fee.

  2. Registrations canceling after the deadline of two weeks prior will not receive a refund. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual for the same event.

  3. In the event A New Hope Therapy Center must cancel the conference due to unforeseen circumstances, A New Hope Therapy Center will refund the cost of registration. However, A New Hope Therapy Center does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

A New Hope Therapy events in 2023 will continue to follow local and venue requirements. As information pertaining to COVID-19 requirements is ever evolving, we will continue to update as needed as policies change.

New Mexico authorities currently do not require proof of vaccination for indoor venues. Visitors are encouraged to check with individual establishments about COVID-19 protocols.

All ANHTC employees and volunteers working at our events have been vaccinated.


   We will continue to follow CDC, WHO and state guidelines. On February 17th, 2022 New Mexico dropped its mask mandate for most indoor locations, including hotels, restaurants and conference centers. Masks are welcome and encouraged for all attendees, especially our vulnerable populations.

Hand Sanitizer Stations

   We will have hand washing facilities and/or sanitizing systems easily accessible to everyone throughout the event.

No Contact Policy

   To assist in minimizing potential physical contact, elbow bumps are a great alternative to handshakes and hugs. We will space out seating as much as possible.

Health and Safety Signage

   Signage will be placed to remind all attendees to social distance and frequently wash and sanitize their hands.


   Conference attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and speakers will be required to participate in a wellness check before they receive their event badge. Everyone will be asked the following questions before they will receive their badge and gain entry into the conference:

  • In the past 24 hours, have you experienced COVID-19 symptoms?

  • Have you or people whom you have close contact with, like someone who lives in your house, a relative, a friend, or a co-worker tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days or had any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days?

Waiver of Lawsuit/Release of Liability:


  • *The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic and is very contagious. COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death.

ANHTC has taken and will continue to take all reasonable precautions to prevent against the presence and spread of the disease but cannot and does not guarantee against exposure; and therefore, in choosing to attend the SITH Conference you acknowledge that you are assuming a risk that you may be exposing yourself to COVID-19 and its potential health risks.

  • ASSUMPTION OF RISK I have read and understand the above warning concerning COVID-19. I acknowledge that attending ANHTC's Conference is of value to me and that I accept the risk of being exposed to COVID-19 in order to attend. Therefore, I choose to accept the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and I agree that I am personally responsible for my safety and actions while attending ANHTC's Conferences.

  • WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/ RELEASE OF LIABILITY I, for myself, my family, successors, and assigns hereby forever release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue ANHTC, its board of directors, board members, officers, agents, servants, affiliates, employees, successors, and assigns (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me related to COVID-19 while participating in any activity associated with ANHTC Conferences.

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