Course Description

How can we use play and play therapy techniques to connect with our child clients virtually? In this webinar, we'll discuss some of the lessons learned organically from our child clients about how child helpers can establish effective therapeutic connections using play and play therapy foundations and over virtual mediums. The basics, challenges, surprises and a discussion of what has and has NOT worked will be addressed.

By the end of this webinar:

1. Participants will be able to identify a minimum of three challenges of connecting to children using play in virtual settings. 

2. Participants will learn at least two specific ways of interacting with children using child- centered play and Play Therapy techniques virtually.

Presented by: 

Jodi Mullen PhD, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-Master


Duration: 2 Hrs

Continuing Education (2 CEs)
Integrative Mental Health Counseling Services, PLLC is recognized  by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental  Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for  licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0085

Integrative  Mental Health Counseling Services, PLLC is recognized by the New York  State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved  provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0308.

Integrative Counseling Services, PLLC is approved by The Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. Our provider number is 06-168.

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • How to Complete this Course!

    • Welcome!

    • Tell us more about YOU!

  • 2


    • Considerations for Offering Child Centered Play & Play Therapy Techniques in a Virtual Setting

    • Considerations for Offering Child Centered Play & Play Therapy Techniques in a Virtual Setting (POWERPOINT SLIDES)

  • 3


    • Glossary of Play Therapy Terms

    • Dr. Mullen's Favorite Play Therapy Reads!


  • 4

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback Survey

About the instructors


Jodi Mullen

Dr. Jodi Weinstein Mullen, PhD LMHC NCC RPT-S CCPT-Master is the Director of Integrative Counseling Services in Oswego, Fulton, Cicero, and Auburn, New York. She is on the faculty at SUNY Oswego in the Counseling & Psychological Services Department where she is the coordinator of the Graduate Certificate Program in Play Therapy. Dr. Mullen is a credentialed play therapist and play therapy supervisor. She is the author of several manuscripts on play therapy and supervision. Her books include “Counseling Children and Adolescents through Grief and Loss”(co-authored by Dr. Jody Fiorini)(2006), “Play Therapy Basic Training: A Guide to Learning & Living & the Child-Centered Play Therapy Philosophy”(2007), “Supervision can be Playful: Techniques for Child and Play Therapist Supervisors” (co-edited with Athena Drewes) (2008), and “How Play Therapists Can Engage Parents & Professionals” (co-authored by June Rickli)(2011). Dr. Mullen is on the editorial board for the international Journal of Play Therapy. She is also the clinical editor of Play Therapy magazine.