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Play Therapy Through Telehealth

  • Friday, September 25, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Providing Emotional Support through Play Therapy for Families and Children via Telehealth

Presented by Paula Shuer, LMFT, RPT-S and Cecilia Long, LMFT, RPT-S

This presentation will provide the Parenting Plus Child and Family Counseling's approach to telehealth play therapy, utilizing our in-house model of Mindfulness Based Play Family Therapy (Dottie Higgins-Klein) combined with Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (Landreth, Bratton) including Special Playtime. We also discuss the Association for Play Therapy (a4pt.org) definition of play therapy and the requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). This approach is a blending of these models and is for Registered Play Therapists to utilize.

This presentation will benefit therapists interested in the concepts of play therapy, becoming Registered Play Therapists, therapists in the process of becoming Registered Play Therapists and practicing Registered Play Therapists.

We will include a brief history of play therapy, the founders, philosophies, concepts, materials, and the unique Parenting Plus Counseling approach.

Included in the presentation:

1. Filial Therapy/Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Basic philosophy, resources for play therapists and teaching methods for parents
2. Parent Consultation and "Special Play Time" Support Providing parents with emotional support, play time training and education.

Program Goals

The goal of this program is for therapists to understand principles of Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). For play therapists to provide parents education, training and guidance of a Special Play Time, using telehealth. Therapists can help provide parents with the necessary environment for a Special Play Time session; basic principles, the do’s and don’ts, and toys to provide. It will provide therapists with knowledge of how play therapy Special Time can be effective for play therapy through telehealth.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Play Therapy   
  • Describe Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)
  • Describe the  ”Be-With” Attitudes    
  • Compile a list of play session do’s and don’ts
  • Describe Advance Choice-Giving

About the Presenters

Cecilia and Paula have collaborated together since they were graduate students at Santa Clara University’s Counseling Psychology program. They opened a counseling center upon LMFT licensure, with the goal of providing services for all members of a family under one roof. They incorporated Play therapy, Parenting therapy, Couples and Individual Therapy as part of their Family Therapy Model. They named the center Parenting Plus Child and Family Counseling.


SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 1.5 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

SCV-CAMFT               P.O. Box 60814, Palo Alto, CA 94306               mail@scv-camft.org             408-721-2010

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