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Digital Seminar

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

Amy Nelson, LCSW, LSCSW, RPT-S™
1 Hour 31 Minutes
Audio and Video
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


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 1.75 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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​​Amy Nelson, LCSW, LSCSW, RPT-S™, is deeply passionate about promoting neurodiversity and fostering inclusion in the classroom.​ 

With firsthand experience as an autistic professional, Amy's commitment to fostering inclusive environments extends beyond her work as a play therapist and keynote speaker. She is the author of the award-winning children's Every Bunny Can Learn: A Tail of Inclusion which received 1st Place in Disability Awareness in the 2023 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. 

As the founder of Emotional Milestones, Amy aims to inspire and motivate professionals to "LEAN IN" and embrace learning and thinking differences.  


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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