Course Description

This course is presented by Dr. Jodi Mullen. Children who have been sexually traumatized are often in need of our clinical services. Using the best elements of both directive and non-directive play therapy approaches with these traumatized children allows for healing and repair of losses associated with sexual trauma like innocence, trust, and appropriate boundaries. In this course, participants learn about sexual development in children, the psychological markers of sexual trauma, and the special issues these children present in play therapy, including consulting with non-offending parents, dealing with powerful impact of countertransference, and setting limits.


By the end of this course participants are able to: 1) identify sexualized play in play therapy; 2) have experience and replicate techniques suitable in play therapy for children who have been traumatized sexually; 3) utilize skills to alleviate issues of countertransference.

Presented by: 

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

Duration: 4 Hrs

Continuing Education (4 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 - Play Therapy with Sexually Traumatized Children

    • Play Therapy with Sexually Traumatized Children

  • 3


    • Indicators of Sexual Abuse in Children

    • Practice Responses and Reflections

    • Glossary of Play Therapy Terms

    • Dr. Mullen's Favorite Play Therapy Reads!

  • 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.