About This Course

This is a non-contact HOME STUDY training based on a live training that was recorded.

Introduction to Digital Play Therapy: 
A clinician’s guide to comfort and competence for COVID and beyond

This presentation focuses on the responsible integration of digital tools in play therapy, the importance of speaking the client’s language, honoring the client’s culture, and the incorporation of the therapist 4Cs: Competence, Comfort, Culture, and Capability during the COVID pandemic and beyond.

The inclusion of these tools is to be seen as an “and”: we can use our traditional items AND include digital tools in person and through telehealth. Whether the participant is a “technoskeptic” or a “technoneccisist”, this course will guide the participant through the fundamental tenets of the modality of Digital Play Therapy (DPT). Grounded in Prescriptive Play Therapy and the Therapeutic Powers of Play, a structure for the appropriate use and integration of digital tools will be discussed. Inclusion and accessibility are critical aspects of DPT and the well-rounded therapist will benefit from understanding this important topic in more depth. There is therapeutic value in the discussion of your client’s interests, in the knowledge of such interests, entering their world and culture, and the inclusion of digital tools in play therapy. Digital play therapy is not about jumping on some trendy bandwagon; it is about appropriately incorporating cultural shifts and having a foundation for such inclusion. There is room for many different grounded modalities and approaches under the play therapy umbrella and this presentation invites everyone in to find out more.






Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the prescriptive nature of digital play therapy.
  2. Identify at least one Therapeutic Power of Play’s core agent of change from each of the 4 quadrants.
  3. Describe the therapeutic properties of at least one iPad, Nintendo Switch, or computer online program. 
  4. Identify at least 2 types of clientele who would potentially benefit from the use of digital play therapy.
  5. Identify the components of the 4 C’s of digital play therapy.
  6. Describe how the Therapeutic Powers of Play graphic can be used to write clinical notes.

In order to receive continuing education credit for this home study training you must complete the following:

  • Read through the PowerPoint Slides
  • Watch the complete video of the presentation, which is approximately 3 hours.
  • Write a 1-2 paragraph reaction regarding your experiences receiving training on this topic.
  • Complete the Course Evaluation
  • Complete the Quiz
  • After all of the above have been completed, the course room will generate a CE certificate you are able to save and/or print.

Revelation of Hope Counseling Services is solely responsible for this training program.  Any technical issue such as not being able to login to a training should be directed to info@rohcs.org.  All governance or additional issues or questions related to any training should be directed to Revelation of Hope Counseling Services, C/O Alvin Bonds, II by contacting us at info@rohcs.org.

Continuing Education

This training is approved for 3 CE Hours for the following continuing education bodies:

Association for Play Therapy

This course is approved for 3 Non-Contact CE Clock Hours.  Revelation of Hope Counseling Services is an APT Approved Provider #21-653.  Revelation of Hope Counseling Services is an APT Approved Provider #21-653.

**Play Therapy Credit will NOT be awarded to non-mental health professionals. **

National Association of Social Workers, Tennessee Chapter
This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Tennessee Chapter (Provider Number: NASWTN 2022-0013) for 3.0 continuing education units.

Professionals in attendance at this home study training are encouraged to review Chapter 1365-1 to ensure the workshop they are attending is applicable and appropriate to their professional development.  The Tennessee Board of Social Work Certification and Licensure does not pre-approve continuing education programs.  It is the responsibility of the LMSW/LCSW, using their professional judgment, to justify that the continuing educational program meets the guidelines of Chapter 1365-1 and is relevant to their professional practice. 

National Board for Certified Counselors
Revelation of Hope Counseling Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7203.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Revelation of Hope Counseling Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Participants are responsible for ensuring this program meets the individual requirements of your licensure and/or certificate.


Licensed Psychologist & Co-creator of the Virtual Sandtray App

Jessica Stone, Ph.D., RPT-S

Jessica Stone, Ph.D., RPT-S, is a licensed psychologist working in a private practice setting in Colorado. She has been a practitioner, professor, presenter, mentor, and author 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 to date including Integrating Technology into Modern Therapies, Game Play: Therapeutic Use of Games with Children & Adolescents, Digital Play Therapy, and numerous chapters in a variety of books. She has served as the president of the California Association for Play Therapy branch, the Leadership Academy chair, the Association for Play Therapy Nominations committee, and is a member of the AutPlay® Advisory Board.

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