About This Course

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

Internal family systems is an evidenced based model of psychotherapy that believes we all contain many different parts that protect an inner core self. By externalizing these parts through play we can learn to speak for them, process them and ask for our needs to be met from a more regulated place. This training will explore ways to use sand tray, art, puppets and other forms of play to help clients of all ages understand their parts, approach them with more compassion allowing clients to live and engage in relationships from their most authentic selves.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe a basic understanding of Internal Family Systems, including core self and parts language
  2. Describe 3 play therapy interventions for working with clients' parts to gain better understanding of self.
  3. Apply play therapy interventions for working with a client's anxious parts.


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 2 CE Hours for the following continuing education bodies:

Association for Play Therapy

This course is approved for 2 Non-Contact CE Clock Hours.  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
This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Tennessee Chapter (Provider Number: NASWTN 2022-0029) for 2.0 continuing education units.


Professionals participating in the 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.

Instructor(s)

Jenny Matern, LMFT, RPT

Jenny Matern is a licensed marriage and family therapist and registered play therapist. Jenny currently works with children, teens and adult women as well as provides parent coaching at her private practice in Franklin, TN. Her training includes: Level 1 Internal Family Systems, Level 1 Brainspotting as well as being certified in Traumaplay and is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner. Jenny also teaches introduction and advanced play therapy to masters level marriage and family therapy students at Lipscomb University.

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