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Common Challenges in Play Therapy


Common Challenges in Play Therapy

Webinar Description

90-minute webinar


It is not easy to work with children therapeutically. The challenges of working with children as professional helpers are many, and some are specific to play therapy. In this webinar we will explore typical challenges in play therapy, and examine how these challenges impact the play therapist's relationship with the child. 


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the webinar you will be able to:


1) Recognise what makes a child's play in play therapy challenging,

2) Identify a minimum of three ways of dealing with clinical challenges in play therapy,

3) Create a plan for deconstructing play therapy challenges that emerge in your work and/or in that of play therapists you supervise.



Presenter- Jodi Ann Mullen, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S, CCPT-Master

 Jodi Ann Mullen, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S, CCPT-Master, has been a Mental Health Counselor and Play Therapist for 25 years. She is a professor at SUNY Oswego in the Counseling & Psychological Services Department where she coordinates the Mental Health Counseling Program and Graduate Certificate Program in Play Therapy. She is also the Director of Integrative Counseling Services in New York State. Dr. Mullen is an international speaker and author. She has authored several manuscripts on play therapy and counselling. Dr. Mullen navigates the world of child rearing on her podcast Freakishly Well-Behaved Kids. Most importantly, she is the proud mother of Andrew and Leah.




$40 (AUD)