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Tele-Play Therapy: Techniques to Help Kids Increase Trust & Safety, Unlock Emotions, Ignite Imagination and Boost Resilience

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Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S™
6 Hours 20 Minutes
Apr 16, 2021
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Tele-health with kids…impossible? Actually, the kids I’ve been providing telehealth for have been the most engaged, creative, and enthusiastic clients that I work with… Kids delight in the excitement of play, and not even a screen can stop their vivid imaginations!

The screen acts as a safe container to connect with children and families in a way that “zooms” into their lives and homes, to deepen our understanding of their world and creates a platform to elevate and sustain engagement. I’ll show you how through the screen, you can help kids form healthy attachments, attunement and regulation.

Watch me, Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S, to see how seamlessly play therapy translates on the screen, in a webinar filled with developmentally appropriate, fun, play-based interventions to rewire the brain and create a sense of trust and safety in the child’s world. Through tele-play therapy, children learn how to interact with the world around them, communicate with others, problem-solve, discover emotions and empathy, ignite their vivid imagination and much, much more! It has opened us to a new virtual platform where our therapeutic play space can continue to live on.

This program will offer a fresh outlook leaving you and your clients hopeful, encouraged and inspired! Purchase Today!

Things to have on hand: playdough or clay, journal, blank paper, coloured pencils or markers



This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.



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Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S, is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist-supervisor™. She is the owner of Main Line Play Therapy: An Expressive Therapy Center in Bryn Mawr, PA. Tammi is an international speaker, play advocate and founding board member of The World Association for Sand Therapy Professionals. She is an Advanced Certified Trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach®, a certified FirstPlay® practitioner, trained in level one Theraplay® and EMDR. Her work and creative interventions in the field of play therapy and Sandtray therapy have been published and internationally recognized. She specializes in attachment, Sandtray play therapy & sensory integration working with children, families, and adults of all ages. Tammi is the author of an attachment-based multisensory story titled Casey’s Greatness Wings: Teaching Mindfulness, Connection and Courage to Children and creator of Greatness Sticks and Greatness Cards. For more information on Tammi’s publications work, visit her website at


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Tammi Van Hollander is the owner of Main Line Therapy, LLC. and has employment relationships with the Expressive Arts Therapies and the Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Institute. She receives royalties as a published author. Tammi Van Hollander receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Tammi Van Hollander is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and the National Association for Social Workers. She is a board member of the World Association for Sand Therapy Professionals and a program committee chair for the Specialists of Schools.


  1. Compose ways to explain telehealth to parents and how to prepare for play therapy sessions.
  2. Determine how the therapeutic powers of play attribute to effectiveness of play therapy interventions.
  3. Design ways play therapy techniques, such as hide and seek, can be used to form healthy attachments with the family in a tele-play therapy setting.
  4. Develop the skills needed to teach parents and caregivers how to play with their child and how to make it a part of their daily play therapy routine.
  5. Demonstrate the three stands of the Nurtured Heart Approach® and the power of resetting for clinicians and clients.
  6. Apply bibliotherapy and storytelling to offer a safe psychological distance from problems and to how it can be used as a teaching tool to explain current events.


Grounding Self Reflection Exercise

The Therapist and Parent Relationship: Building Alliance

  • Parent coaching and support
  • Intro to Nurtured Heart Approach®
    • How to implement with treatment team
    • Greatness interventions to use with clients and families

Intake for Telehealth – Family and Child Assessment

  • Explaining Teleheath to parents
  • Pros and cons of tele-play therapy
  • Four-part Intake process
  • Demonstration and experiential of family intake session
  • Family play assessments: Group activity

Play Therapy for Healthy Attachments, Attunement and Regulation

  • Neuroscience of attachment
  • Attachment-based family interventions
  • Play-based interventions to help children regulate mind and bodies

Helping Kids Creatively Navigate Current Events

  • Bibliotherapy: Suggested books to use therapeutically
  • Story-telling, music, and videos as a tool to teach current events
  • Helping parents and therapists when children ask hard questions

Creative Tele-Play Therapy Interventions -Therapeutic powers of play

  • Sensory play
  • Mindfulness play therapy
  • Theraplay
  • Nature-based play therapy
  • CBT play therapy
  • Greatness activities
  • A toolbox full of resources for play-based virtual activities

Final Activity

  • Self-care mindmap

Benefits/Challenges/Scope of Practice

Target Audience

  • Play Therapists
  • School Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Educators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Psychologists



Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 4


Ayanna S

"Great course and instructor/instruction!"

Lucinda B

"I appreciated Tammi's attention to questions, but she almost gave too much attention to questions. I was disappointed the last part was rushed for the last exercise."

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