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Course Description

The theories behind Child-Centered Play Therapy are clear to most professionals in the field who have put them to use with the children they work with and encounter in their personal lives. The benefits and results are also easily observed by the trained professional. However, those who know little about these theories and this mode of therapy often struggle understanding how acceptance, empathy, and autonomy could lead to the healing of the children who have experienced different traumas and struggles. Getting this information across to parents and other professionals, like school officials and doctors, is quite the challenge! But it is a very important part of Child-Centered Play Therapy, as studies have shown that CCPT and consultation combined have better outcomes than CCPT alone. This course addresses those concerns and assists the watcher in developing new ways to communicate the CCPT theories and language to the important people who work and live with the children we see!

In this course, participants will be able to: 

1) identify three ways to communicate the benefits of play therapy
2) have experience and replicate communication and consulting techniques suitable for dealing with parents, caregivers and other stakeholders
3) use communication consulting skills to address questions of parents and professionals.

Presented by: 

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

June Rickli MS, LPC, CCPT-S, RPT

Duration: 3 Hrs

Continuing Education (3 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


    • Main Course Video - How Play Therapists Can Engage Parents and Professionals

    • Handouts - Defining the Strategies for Engaging

    • Handout - Play Therapy with High-Conflict Families

    • How Play Therapists Can Engage Parents and Professionals

    • Handout - Parent Check-In Form

  • 3


    • Workbook - How Play Therapists Can Engage Parents and Professionals

    • Raising Freakishly Well-Behaved Kids: 20 Principles for Becoming the Parent Your Child Needs

    • Dr. Mullen's Favorite Play Therapy Reads

    • Glossary of Play Therapy Terms

    • Dr. Mullen's Parenting Podcast: Freakishly Well-Behaved Kids

  • 4

    Continuing Education

    • Continuing Education Quiz

  • 5

    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.


June Rickli

June Rickli is the former Assistant Director of Integrative Counseling Services, PLLC in Oswego, New York. She holds degrees from SUNY Oswego in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling. She is a Credentialed Play Therapist and Play Therapist Supervisor, and has presented workshops on Play Therapy throughout New York State. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor.