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Tele-Play the Preschool Way!  Interactive Play Therapy Interventions for Engaging Young Children

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Amy Nelson, LCSW, LSCSW, RPT-S
1 Hour 31 Minutes
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May 12, 2022
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In this recording, view Preschool Play Therapist, Amy Nelson, as she reveals a detailed blueprint for designing effective tele-play sessions with children 3 to 5 years old through the interactive powers of the green screen.

  • Formulate a structure that enhances engagement and encourages participation
  • Learn new tricks to get unstuck and into momentum when working with very young children
  • Avoid tech resistance and overwhelm with this simplified step-by-step process


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This online program is worth 1.75 hours CPD.



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Amy Nelson, LCSW, LSCSW, 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

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Amy Nelson has an employment relationship with Emotional Milestones, LLC. She receives royalties as a published author. Amy Nelson receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Amy Nelson has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Formulate and design developmentally appropriate telehealth play therapy sessions.
  2. Apply simple and effective green screen strategies to improve client engagement in telehealth play therapy sessions.
  3. Modify and adapt session structure as it relates to clients' needs and clinical outcomes.


The Preschool Brain
  • Review the science behind social-emotional development in children 3-5 years old
  • Identify the three tenets of developmentally appropriate practice
  • Value of directive play strategies with young children
Designing Your Telehealth Session
  • How to utilize the ‘regulation rollercoaster’ to structure your telehealth sessions
  • Strategies to support young children focusing, making smooth transitions, making choices, and practising self-regulation skills during telehealth sessions
Secrets of the Green Screen
  • Demonstrations and resources for using the green screen including a step-by-step guide for getting started
Tips and Tricks
  • Analyze strategies for responding to resistance

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Mental Health Clinicians
  • Play Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • School Counsellors
  • Social Workers


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