PA APT Presents


Modern Play Therapy: Incorporating Digital Play in Practice

Presenter: Rachel Altvater​, Psy.D., RPT-S

This workshop aims to assist play therapists in navigating the tele-play therapy platform and learning how to incorporate digital interventions into play therapy practice. Play therapists will conceptualize problem behaviors through their core theoretical foundation to choose appropriate interventions.


1. Describe chosen core theoretical framework for play therapy practice.

2. Apply clinically sound tele-play therapy interventions based on theoretical framework and client problem behavior.

3. Identify two diversity factors and two ethical considerations when navigating the tele-play therapy platform.

4. Demonstrate application of digital tools via tele-play therapy and transition of these interventions back to in-office play therapy sessions.

September 19, 2020

 9 a.m. to 12 noon via ZOOM

9:00-9:45 Navigating the tele-play therapy platform & incorporating technology into play therapy

9:45-10:30 Conceptualizing problem behaviors through theoretical foundation

10:30-12 noon Digital tool interventions

$50 Member/$60 Non-Member *NON-REFUNDABLE

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this is a one-time online event approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE hours with a maximum of 40 registrants.

APT Approved Provider 04-150

Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals

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Dr. Rachel Altvater is a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, Registered Play Therapist–Supervisor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is the owner of Creative Psychological Health Services, a psychologist at Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education, an affiliate faculty member at Loyola University Maryland, and the President of the Maryland/DC Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Altvater published two articles in the International Journal of Play Therapy on her research of technology use in play therapy and is a contributing author in Integrating Technology in Modern Therapies: A Clinician’s Guide to Developments and Interventions. She is the recipient of the 2019 Emerging Leader Service Award from the Association for Play Therapy, the 2018 Outstanding Play Therapy Research Award from the Maryland/DC Association for Play Therapy, and the 2018 Distinguished Alumna of the Year from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C. Campus.

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