About this Program

APT (Association for Play Therapy) credits available as listed in the course description are provided by Let’s Play Therapy Institute, LLC an APT Approved Provider 20-609. Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals. Courses that do not qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed. 

This program is a 3-hour recorded training focusing on play therapy interventions for use in telehealth sessions with young children.

Handouts are provided to follow along with the recorded training. 

It is expected that you will complete the entire training and not skip over any parts of this training. There is an evaluation and post-test at the end of the training. 

Please Note: Registrants have 30 days to complete a course.

If you have any questions while completing the training, you may contact us at hello@letsplaytherapy.org.

Course Description

To support healthy social-emotional development in young children, mental health professionals need to understand the science behind how these skills develop. This workshop will demonstrate how to use developmentally appropriate strategies for structuring telehealth sessions with young children. Participants will have an opportunity to develop creative play therapy interventions that can be used virtually to promote the development of social-emotional skills with young children 3 to 5 years old. 

Please Note: This workshop will highlight/demonstrate features found in Zoom.


1) Demonstrate how to strategically create developmentally appropriate telehealth sessions.  

2) Discuss the science behind social-emotional development in young children. 

3) Design 2-3 creative play therapy interventions to use in telehealth sessions with young children. 


Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson, LCSW, RPT-S, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She specializes in the support of trauma and attachment, sensory processing differences, and emotional regulation disorders in children 3 to 5 years old. Amy is the founder of Emotional Milestones, LLC, with a mission to help early childhood professionals prioritize and optimize mental and behavioral supports to young children. For more information visit, https://www.emotionalmilestones.com/

Course curriculum