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Self-Study Online Courses

We are an approved provider for

 Continuing Education credits (CEs) for

LMHCs, LCSWs, and RPTs. We do not offer NCC Continuing Education credits currently for our self-study courses, but we are in the process of applying. Check back!

Here are just three of our courses! 

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Play Therapy Basic Training

This important, informative, and compelling 2-hour virtual workshop training is most effectively viewed as a complement to the Play Therapy Basic Training Workbook.

The course includes:

♦ unique & thought provoking perspective of working with children from a multi-cultural counseling framework
♦ discussion of the child-centered play therapy philosophy
♦ an overview of the skills necessary in child-centered play therapy interventions
♦ excerpts from actual Play Therapy Basic Training workshops
♦ a look inside a therapeutic playroom
♦ footage from an actual play therapy session, along with commentary to enhance the learning experience
♦ opportunities to earn Continuing Education Credits toward the prestigious Registered Play Therapist (Association for Play Therapy) credential


The History and Foundations of Play Therapy


The presenters in this video take the listener on a journey through the formation of play therapy and introduce various approaches and styles for using play therapy. With over 30 years of combined play therapy experience, the presenters provide a summary of the decades since the start of play therapy, and share personal experiences and knowledge from their work with children. The listener can follow along with the powerpoint the presenters created, and it contains clickable links to wonderful resources and videos that supplement their discussion. This is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in play therapy, new to the field of working with children, or for a current play therapist who is curious about the history and vast number of approaches.


How Play Therapists Can Engage Parents and Professionals


The theories behind Child-Centered Play Therapy are clear to most professionals in the field who have put them to use with the children they work with and encounter in their personal lives. The benefits and results are also easily observed by the trained professional. However, those who know little about these theories and this mode of therapy often struggle understanding how acceptance, empathy, and autonomy could lead to the healing of the children who have experienced different traumas and struggles. Getting this information across to parents and other professionals, like school officials and doctors, is quite the challenge! But it is a very important part of Child-Centered Play Therapy, as studies have shown that CCPT and consultation combined have better outcomes than CCPT alone. This course addresses those concerns and assists the watcher in developing new ways to communicate the CCPT theories and language to the important people who work and live with the children we see!


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Play Therapy Summit Courses

Dr. Mullen was one of over 20 presenters in the FIRST EVER online Play Therapy Summit. Topics centered on Play Therapy, and speakers covered different approaches to play therapy, trauma, attachment, EDMR, adoption and foster care, multicultural families, autism spectrum disorders, and MORE!

Play Therapy and the Culture of Childhood

1 Play Therapy Non-Contact Hour (APT Approved Provider 12-331)

In this video interview, Dr.  Jodi Mullen discusses her research and experience on the culture of childhood.  She believes that in order for play therapists to be effective they have to be competent cross-culturally. Luckily, the language of play is universal. Still play therapists must take into account the world of children is vastly different from that of adults. There exist rules, values, customs, and language that are part of a culture that adults have left long behind. A culture where one is generally powerless, physical size matters, and your daily accomplishments are judged as inconsequential by the dominant culture of adulthood (drawings, homework, physical tasks like cartwheels). What’s important to children is not judged as such by the dominant culture. Children experience a childhood where their thoughts and feelings are often dismissed and minimized - little person equals little problem. 

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