July 24, 2021 – Screenplay: Play Therapy Moves On-line


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The California Association for Play Therapy San Francisco Chapter Presents:

Presented by Jeannette Harroun, MFT, RPT-S

Earn 2 Non-Contact CEs

July 24, 2021 – 9:00am-11:00am PST


Screenplay: Play Therapy Moves On-line

Course Description 

Workshop outlines the requirements for successful and ethical on-line play therapy. Topics include discussion of benefits and challenges, parent involvement and considerations for culturally sensitive care. Workshop reviews a large intervention toolbox that includes no or low cost, hands on as well as online activities to engage clients and facilitate a wide range of emotional and creative expression.

Workshop examines play as a universal “culturally mediated activity that may take different forms in different groups.” (Gil, 2006). For the play therapist that includes ensuring toys, games, activities, and interventions are appropriate to diverse populations as well as considering the impacts of culture and social experience on therapist’s understanding of the client and client’s thoughts, feelings and behavior.  Workshop also includes discussion of cultural humility that includes taking personal responsibility in gaining sensitivity/awareness of ourselves and how our personal and clinical attitudes and behaviors impact our clients and their healing. 

Learning Outcomes

After the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe five benefits and challenges to providing play therapy on-line.
  • Identify three challenging client behaviors and interventions/ways to manage them.
  • Identify three play therapy interventions that can be done in video sessions which do not require a computer or smartphone.
  • Identify three on-line play therapy interventions to help children express feelings and learn coping strategies.


Jeannette Harroun, LMFT, RPT-S is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She has a private practice in Lafayette, CA and is also a trainer with Growth Through Play Training Associates.   She strongly believes in the power of play in helping children and teens better understand and express themselves and is an experienced practitioner and trainer in using child-centered, directive and medium specific play both in person and through telehealth.

Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 hours of non-contact continuing education credit for Psychologists, MFTs & LCSWs and LPCC’s. The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider # 00-094). NO CREDIT FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.

Who Should Attend: Social Workers, Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, School Counselors, Students, and Interns.

Instructional Level: Introductory

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by presenters at the CALAPT events do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the CALAPT Board of Directors or its membership. CALAPT reserves the right to make changes to the conference schedule, speakers and presentation, if this becomes necessary.

If you have a disability and need accommodations per ADA/504, please provide notification 2 weeks prior to the workshop date.

Contact us at calplaytherapy@gmail.com with any event or registration related questions or to request more detailed learning objectives. Hope to see you at the event!

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