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Workshop Title: Ethical Considerations for Technology in the Playroom

Facilitator: April Duncan, DSW, LCSW, RPT-S™

Training Date: June 14th, 2024

Training Time: 9:00 am-4:30 pm EST

Location: 5950 Fairview Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28210

APT Continuing Education Hours: 6.0 APT Contact CEs

Play Therapy Primary Areas: 3 hrs Skills & Methods, 3 hrs Special Topics


Workshop Description:

Technology can be a touchy subject among play therapists, as many struggle with the comfort of integrating electronics into their playroom. However, this workshop will challenge professionals to respect the inclusion of generational trends in the playroom such as video games, virtual reality and apps. Participants will explore important ethical considerations when introducing technology into individual and group play therapy sessions, as well as best practices for teleplay therapy sessions. The workshop will also explore the use of sand tray, art and game play therapy activities to implement in teleplay therapy sessions with adolescents and teens. 


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss ethical considerations in implementing technology in the playroom.

  2. Explain best practices in teleplay therapy sessions.

  3. Use technology with play-based interventions in the playroom.

  4. Identify video games to use in play therapy sessions with clients of all ages.

  5. Analyze the use of virtual reality in play therapy sessions.

  6. List ways to use virtual sand tray in play therapy sessions.



  • 9:00 am-9:15 am Introductions
  • 9:15 am-10:30 am Lecture & experiential learning
  • 10:30 am-10:45 am Break
  • 10:45 am-12:00 pm Lecture & experiential learning
  • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch break
  • 1:00 pm-2:15 pm Lecture & experiential learning
  • 2:15 pm-2:30 pm Break
  • 2:30 pm-4:15 pm Lecture & experiential learning
  • 4:15 pm-4:30 pm Q & A/wrap-up

Ethical Considerations for Technology in the Playroom - Charlotte

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