Creatively Constructing a Virtual Play Therapy Room

September 16, 2020 7:00PM-9:00PM ET

Date/ Time:

September 16, 2020 7:00PM - 9:00 PM ET

Online- Live Webinar


This experiential workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to create a virtual play therapy room while acquiring knowledge about the fundamental components of implementing virtual play therapy services. Due to the ongoing necessity for tele-play therapy services to assure continuity of care during an unprecedented crisis response, child and adolescent mental health clinicians are in need of innovative approaches to play therapy treatment. This workshop aims to support the contemporary clinician in providing research-informed and clinically sound virtual play therapy practices. Ethical considerations outlined by the Association for Play Therapy will also be explored.

Note: Google Slides is the platform that will be demonstrated in creating a virtual play therapy room. It is recommended that participants have access to a Google account for ease of construction when learning how to create this space; however, adaptations can be made to other slideshow programs, but they will not be discussed during the presentation.

Course Objectives

  • Create an innovative virtual play therapy room to utilize in tele-play therapy practice.
  • Apply clinically sound virtual play therapy interventions based on theoretical framework and client problem behavior.
  • Identify the Use of Technology and Telemental Health components of Association for Play Therapy’s Best Practices Document.

Your Instructor

Rachel Altvater, PsyD, RPT-S
Rachel Altvater, PsyD, RPT-S

Dr. Rachel Altvater is a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, Registered Play Therapist–Supervisor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is the owner of Creative Psychological Health Services, an affiliate faculty member at Loyola University Maryland, and the President of the Maryland/DC Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Altvater published two articles in the International Journal of Play Therapy on her research of technology use in play therapy and is a contributing author in Integrating Technology in Modern Therapies: A Clinician’s Guide to Developments and Interventions, Digital Play Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide to Comfort and Competence, and Cultural Issues in Play Therapy (in press). She is the recipient of the 2019 Emerging Leader Service Award from the Association for Play Therapy, the 2018 Outstanding Play Therapy Research Award from the Maryland/DC Association for Play Therapy, and the 2018 Distinguished Alumna of the Year from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C. Campus.

CE Information:
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (2hrs) CONTACT CE Hours. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

This course is closed for enrollment.