Course Description

We are two months into the pandemic and using play and play therapy techniques to connect with our child clients through telehealth. In this webinar, we'll discuss some of the lessons we have learned organically from our child clients about how play therapists and other professional helpers can establish effective therapeutic connections using a play therapy foundation and telehealth mediums. We share ideas we have, what has and has NOT worked, and some surprises we have encountered along the way.


  1. Participants will be able to identify a minimum of three challenges of providing Play Therapy using a telehealth medium. 
  2. Participants will learn at least two ways of interacting with children using Play Therapy via a telehealth medium.

Presented by: 

Jodi Mullen PhD, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-Master & Vanessa Kellner, LCPC, RPT, NCC, RYT

Duration: 1 Hr

Continuing Education (1 CE)
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 - Play Therapy Telehealth

  • 3


    • Play Therapy Telehealth Resources

    • Home Play Therapy Kit

    • $20 OFF COUPON!

    • Dr. Mullen's Favorite Play Therapy Reads!

    • Glossary of Play Therapy Terms

  • 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.


Vanessa Kellner

Vanessa received both her master's degree and her post-master's certificate from Johns Hopkins University in 2011. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Maryland and a National Board Certified Counselor for all 50 states in the U.S.  She is also a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT), the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland (LCPCM). In addition to being a licensed therapist, Vanessa is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She offers school-based, individualized and group yoga programs and also incorporates mindfulness strategies and yoga philosophies into her therapeutic work. Vanessa uses a person-centered / holistic approach in her practice, helping clients find freedom from what is weighing them down, so that they can come to see the beauty that is already within them.She is currently specializing in play therapy, seeing children at her private practice located at 770 Ritchie Highway Suite W16, Severna Park, MD 21146.