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Directive TelePlay

Date:   To Be Determined

Time: To Be Determined

Location: To Be Determined


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Training Description:

This workshop will demonstrate various interventions that can be used during virtual play therapy sessions with youth in the welfare system, probation system and/or behavioral health system. Participants will also be able to engage in experiential activities throughout the workshop in order to learn the interventions and implement them with clients. This workshop will also address how these interventions can be applied either individually and/or in family sessions to better meet their client’s desired goals and needs. 


About the Trainer:

Cristal Alvarado is a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) with an MA in Counseling Psychology and Correctional Emphasis. She currently works with at-risk youth and Hayward families at the Hayward Police Department. Cristal previously worked with First Five in East San Jose and has been practicing play therapy since 2017. Cristal provides play therapy trainings centered on culture to agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area.


**All instructors and staff declare that they have no known conflicts of interest.*


Educational Goals: 

  • By the end of the workshop participants will be able to: 

    • Use and implement play therapy interventions virtually. 

    • Demonstrate the ability to create presentation slides to provide directive play sessions for clients. 

    • Assess family time during a virtual zoom session to identify strengths and needs.



  • By the end of the workshop participants will be able to: 
    • Identify at least 3 factors that make telehealth a positive option for system involved youth. 
    • Implement at least 4 play therapy interventions that can be used virtually in different phases of treatment. 
    • Prepare at least 2 play activities for virtual sessions with system involved youth using materials clients may already have at their disposal.


Target Audience:

This is an introductory course designed for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, pre-licensed associates, and graduate mental health students.



To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at



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Course Completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form and passing of a post-test. Course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.



Full refund if canceled 45 days before training, minus $50 administrative fee; after that date there will be no refund unless space is filled from the waiting list. Participants may cancel via If a course must be cancelled, the course participants are notified via email no later than one week in advance. In the event that an instructor has an emergency and must cancel a course with less than a week notice, participants will me notified immediately via email and include information regarding a rescheduled date.




Course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit, for LMFTs, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Cristal Alvarado is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #10003384) to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW;s, LPCC;s, and LEP's. Cristal Alvarado maintains responsibility for the program and all its content.



9:00 am - Introductions

9:20 am - Basics of TelePlay

  • Why use TelePlay?

  • How to Get Started?

9:45am  - Directive TelePlay Slides


10:15 - BREAK (15 minutes - not CEU eligible)


10:30am - Building Rapport/ Assessing

10:45 am - Videogames

11:10 am - Self-Regulation Activities

11:30 am - Expressive Art Activities 

11:45am - Bibliotherapy

11:55 - Ending Activity / Contact Info

Directive TelePlay

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