Dr. Yolanda Fountain, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S, ACS, NCC, founder of Play Wellness, Inc. developed the Play Wellness Certificate - PLAY THERAPY TRAINING CERTIFICATE (PTTC). Dr. Fountain is also a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor as well as a consultant and educator at numerous universities in Georgia.
In July 2020, Dr. Fountain and Ray Barrett of Telehealth Certification Institute discussed the use of telemental healthcare with play therapy.
Watch the full interview and listen to the topics they reviewed, including:
Best practices when working with children & adolescents online
Ethics of working with children & adolescents online
Should parents be available during a tele-session?
State laws regarding a child's age to engage in psychotherapy
Using online tools to engage children and adolescents
Using evidence-based talk therapy combined with directive play therapy (arts, dance, sand therapy)
The use of a sound machine app for privacy
How to have the child/teen share their computer screen during a session to show their online activity
You can find out more about Dr. Fountain on the Play Wellness website. She and Ray Barrett have partnered to provide online Play Therapy courses. Details can be found here.