Maneuvering Play Therapy Practice in a Technological World

Workshop Description

The goal of this workshop is to provide an introduction to technology in the playroom for clinicians of all backgrounds and comfort with technology. This training intends to generate general understandings and discussions about the innovative, and at times controversial, world of technology. Child’s play has transformed in the past decade due to a sociocultural shift towards technology. It is important as child mental health professionals to understand how these changes impact child clients’ lives and play therapy treatment, regardless if clinicians decide to integrate innovative techniques in the playroom. Additionally, it is essential that clinicians understand the standards and ethics with incorporating technology in play therapy sessions. The training will focus on a review and discussion of technological standards and ethics outlined in the Association for Play Therapy Best Practices document and various national boards. Participants will have the ability to engage in active discussions and experiential learning with technological interventions throughout the training. Participants are encouraged to bring a tablet, laptop, and/or smartphone for technology and play therapy exploration.


Rachel Atvater, Psy.D., LCPC, RPT-S
CE Contact Clock Hours: 6
Cost: $160 per day