Course Description:

It’s a lot. We know how much you love your work with children and their families. Providing play therapy is simultaneously rewarding and can be incredibly energy depleting. In this unique and timely webinar play therapists will have the opportunity to identify and understand how and why the work of play therapy impacts us so immensely. We will consider how when working with children, we as clinicians must take into considerations our own experience of the work. Preventing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma will be addressed through the lens of wellness so that play therapists gain a greater understanding of how their overall health and clinical stamina can be maintained and even improved so that they can keep doing their best work; focusing on helping children heal through play therapy. In this course, participants will have multiple authentic learning experiences.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course participants are able to:

1) Identify common triggers for compassion fatigue in the clinical work of play therapy.
2) Describe how play therapists can prevent compassion fatigue.
3) Describe how to identify compassion fatigue in self and supervisees.

Continuing Education (CEs): 4.5 CEs total

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


    • Play Therapy & Compassion Fatigue (Part 2)

    • Play Therapy & Compassion Fatigue (Part 1)

    • Additional Resources

    • Play Therapy & Compassion Fatigue (PDF)

  • 2


    • Glossary of Play Therapy Terms (PDF)

    • Dr. Mullen's Favorite Play Therapy Reads!

  • 3

    Continuing Education

    • Continuing Education Quiz

  • 4

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback Survey

  • 5


    • Welcome!

    • Tell us more about YOU!

    • How to Complete This Course

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.