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Wed, Jul 14


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Creative Play Strategies for Supporting System involved youth and Families through Telehealth

Karen Wolfe

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Creative Play Strategies for Supporting System involved youth and Families through Telehealth
Creative Play Strategies for Supporting System involved youth and Families through Telehealth

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Karen Wolfe

Training Description

This training will introduce clinicians to ethical and clinical considerations in providing effective video  support to System involved youth ages 4+ and their families or caregivers. In this training participants will  learn many directive and non-directive strategies to use in case planning and will discuss how to effectively  implement these strategies

Learning Objective

  • Participants will learn strategies to create a virtual play room and identify practices to create containment and a supportive environment through video support with system involved youth ages 4+ and their families or caregivers
  • Participants will learn directive and non directive strategies to offer effective play support to system involved youth over video (tele play support) to enhance attachment and aide in case planning and meeting treatment goals
  • Participants will learn strategies to support system involved youth in effectively coping with grief, loss, separation, and the impact of trauma


10:30am-10:45am Ethical and Practical Considerations in creating the Virtual Play Room

10:45am-11:00am Creating Supportive Interactions through a device

11:00am-11:40am: Nondirective and Directive Strategies for Telehealth

11:40am-11:45am: Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:45am-12:00pm: Addressing Youth Resistance

12:00pm-12:15pm Family and Parent-Child Strategies

12:15pm-12:30pm Questions and Evaluations

Meet Our Trainer

Karen Wolfe, MA is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor, and the founder of SF Bay Play Therapy Family Counseling Center serving families in San Francisco, Oakland, and through telehealth throughout California. She has been supporting children and families since 2002 and her specialty is working with families of children with sensory, social, or learning differences as well as an emerging passion for working with LGBTQ+ youth. She is passionate about empowering children to feel whole and heard in this world made for adults, and helping parents find their authentic voice as a parent in a way that heals their own wounds from childhood and adds more laughter and ease into family life. She has served as the president of the San Francisco chapter of the Association for Play Therapy and leads trainings and workshops for parents, schools, counselors, and couples. She and the other clinicians at SF Bay Play Therapy offer child and family play therapy, parent coaching, social skills groups, and emotionally focused couples therapy. They have been on the forefront of creating trainings for the new method of tele play therapy. You can find more information and past trainings at

This course meets the qualifications for (1.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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