Telehealth is here to stay, as it offers accessibility and flexibility beyond what is possible in in-person sessions. As research has expanded around the efficacy of telehealth with therapy clients of all ages, we know this is a viable alternative to children, teens, and families who need mental health services but are unable or prefer not to come to an office in person. When it comes to play-based interventions, how would you rate your skills in a telehealth session?
This program is for therapists, counselors, clinical social workers, psychologists, family therapists, play therapists, and any mental health provider who engages in tele-therapy with children. This is an intermediate to advanced course, so come with background knowledge in play interventions as well as an understanding of the ethical, legal, and logistical challenges that we face in a telehealth session. This program will expand your knowledge of these issues and give you concrete, specific interventions that you can implement in your telehealth sessions.
By the time you finish this course, you will be armed with a myriad of play-based interventions that can be done in a telehealth session. Gain the knowledge and skills to determine when a client is right for play-based tele-therapy, what type of play is the best fit for them, and what specific interventions you can use in any session with any client. Learn about physical play in online sessions, online play platforms that enhance your sessions, and how to make any play-based activity therapeutic.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course that consists of 360 minutes of video instruction, a post-test and a course evaluation.
From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.
Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:
- Critically analyze research behind the efficacy of telehealth with play-based interventions.
- Construct scripts to educate clients and their parents about the benefits and limitations of telehealth with children.
- Employ at least ten play-based telehealth interventions in clinical practice and document their use in notes and treatment plans.
- Design, create, and implement additional play-based telehealth interventions based on theory and technical skills from this presentation.
- Integrate in-person play interventions in a telehealth platform effectively and following protocols for evidence-based play and teletherapy.
Credit Hours: This course consists of 6 non-contact hours.
Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2026
Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.
Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 6 clinical continuing education credits.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2026
Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024
Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024
Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 360 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.
A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.
Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.
You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.
Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.
Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.
This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.
This course was recorded 11/10/23