The Power of Digital Play Therapy

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The Power of Digital Play Therapy

Learn strategies to enhance your ability to provide play therapy online.

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About this event

This training will explore the appropriate use and integration of digital tools into play therapy, for telehealth and beyond. By incorporating clients' interests and entering their world both on and offline, digital play therapy allows providers to welcome cultural shifts and maintain a foundation of inclusion within their treatment. While grounded in Prescriptive Play Therapy and the Therapeutic Powers of Play, there is room for many different modalities and approaches under the play therapy umbrella.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify a core agent of change of at least one Therapeutic Power of Play.
  • Explain one component of the prescriptive nature of digital play therapy.
  • Identify at least 2 of the 5 C’s of digital play therapy.
  • List the names of at least 1 digital program that has identified therapeutic value
  • Describe how the Therapeutic Powers of Play graphic can be used to assist you in writing clinical notes.
  • Describe how digital play therapy can be used in telehealth.

About the Trainer:

Jessica Stone, PhD, RPT-S, is a licensed psychologist practitioner, professor, presenter, mentor, and author who has worked in the field for more than 25 years. Dr. Stone’s interest in therapeutic digital tools, specifically using virtual reality, tablets, and consoles, has culminated in clinical mental health use and research for mental health, medical, and crisis settings. She is the co-creator of the Virtual Sandtray App for iPad (VSA) and the Virtual Sandtray for Virtual Reality (VSA-VR). Dr. Stone has numerous publications including Play Therapy Theory and Perspectives, Integrating Technology into Modern Therapies, Play Therapy and Telemental Health, and Digital Play Therapy in addition to numerous chapters in a variety of books. She has served as the president of the California Association for Play Therapy, the APT Leadership Academy Chair, is a member of the Digital Play Therapy Advisory Board, and serves as an affiliate of the East Carolina University College of Education Neurocognition Science Laboratory.


$100 Early Bird Price.

$120 Standard Registration.

Continuing Education Credits:

Full attendance meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credits as required by the American Psychological Association. Child Training Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for all licensed psychologists as well as LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs in CA. and maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Disciplines such as social workers and counselors outside of California should check with their respective state board to assure acceptance of APA approved sponsors for CE credits.

In order to receive CE credits, participants must purchase a CE credit ticket ($10) in addition to registration (CE credit price is NOT included in registration). Full attendance is required in order to receive CE credits and no partial credit will be offered. Failure to meet this requirement will prohibit the Child Training Institute from issuing a CE certificate and no refund will be provided.

Registration and Cancellation:

Pre-registration is required. Cancellation requests emailed to the event manager prior to 11:59 pm on Wednesday, 1/19/22, will receive a full refund. No refunds for cancellation requests received on or after 1/20/22 regardless of the cause for cancellation including failure to join the meeting on the day of the training. If the training cannot be held due to circumstances beyond the hosts’ control (natural disaster, strike, fire, severe weather, illness of speaker, speaker cancellation, etc.) the event will be rescheduled, if possible, and the registration fee applied to that date. If rescheduling is not possible or the registrant cannot attend the rescheduled date, reimbursement will be provided less any actual costs accrued.

Instructions for Zoom will be emailed to all participants 30 minutes prior to the training.

For questions and discounts for students and interns, please contact Teresa Merenda, Child Training Institute Program Coordinator, at

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