Course Description

School-based mental health professionals who work with children can significantly benefit from training in play therapy. The most basic skills in play therapy can improve rapport and subsequently relationships with children (professional AND personal).  In this workshop, participants will learn basic play therapy skills to engage children (focusing on elementary school aged children) in play therapy. Systemic, developmental and cultural issues relevant with this population will be addressed and many practical and dynamic interventions will be demonstrated.

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
1.) Identify three ways to use play therapy with children; 2.) Have experience and replicate play therapy techniques suitable for children; 3.) Use beginning play therapy skills to address the developmental and emotional needs of children in the context of the school environment. 

Presented by: 

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


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.

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • How to Complete this Course!

    • Welcome!

    • Tell us more about YOU!

  • 2


    • School-Based Play Therapy

    • School-Based Play Therapy PDF PowerPoint

  • 3


    • Glossary of Play Therapy Terms

    • Dr. Mullen's Favorite Play Therapy Reads!

  • 4

    Continuing Education

    • CE Certificate 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.