Wed, Mar 24 | Online Event

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

Karen Wolfe
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Tele Play Therapy - Creative Strategies for Supporting System involved youth and Families through Telehealth

Time & Location

Mar 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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 therapeutic 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


10:00am-10:15am Ethical and PracAcal ConsideraAons in creaAng the Virtual Play Room 

10:15am-10:30am CreaAng therapeuAc InteracAons through a device

10:30am-11:10am NondirecAve and DirecAve Strategies for Telehealth

11:10am-11:15am Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time) 

11:15am-11:30am Addressing Client Resistance

11:30am-11:45am Family and Parent-Child IntervenAons 

11:45am-12pm QuesAons and EvaluaAons 

12:00pm End

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 and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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