Engaging Children in Tele-play

Strategies for Engaging Children in Tele-play Play Therapy
Presenter: Robyn D. Rausch, LPC (TX), LPCC (NM), RPT

"Strategies for Engaging Children in Tele-play Play Therapy"


A three-hour training focused on developing a play therapist’s skills for engaging children through a telehealth platform. This will include strategies for designing the play therapy area as well as different approaches and techniques to engage different types of kids. This training will fit the APT standard for “Special Topics” due to its appropriateness for the pandemic specific needs of clients, and the tele-play population.

Learning Objectives

  1. Clinician will be able to identify 5 play therapy strategies for setting up the tele-play session to create safety, connection, and focus for the child client.
  2. Clinician will be able to identify 3 sources of distraction and disengagement from tele-play play therapy and strategies for reducing their impact on the child client’s engagement.
  3. Clinician will be able to list 10 or more applications, tools and techniques for utilizing tele-play therapy with child clients.