(Episode 4)

Tele-Play Therapy with Cara Gruhala and Liana Lowenstein

Dr. Tamara Soles and Cara Gruhala, EdS, PLPC, NCC present on tele-play therapy. This activity focuses on practical tips to enable therapists to engage in effective play therapy online through telehealth. The benefits and challenge of teleplay therapy are discussed as well as ways to determine which clients are appropriate for teleplay therapy. Cara describes ways to use onling gaming, art, drawing and more in teleplay therapy. Finally, the keys to making online therapy are reviewed. Play therapist Liana Lowenstein also shares her favourite strategies.

Continuing Education

This Podcast Episode Provides 1 Hour of CE Credit

Course Description

Dr. Tamara Soles and Cara Gruhala, EdS, PLPC, NCC present on tele-play therapy. This activity focuses on practical tips to enable therapists to engage in effective play therapy online through telehealth. Play therapist Liana Lowenstein also shares her favourite strategies.

Instructor's bio

Cara is a counselor with Seeds of Change Counseling and Consulting in Missouri. She works with clients ages 4+ and specializes in the treatment of anxiety and trauma. Cara is the creator of the Tele-play Therapy Resources and Support Facebook page, a collective of more than 28,000 mental health practitioners from around the world. Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families for over 30 years. She is a highly sought after international presenter and trainer. Liana is the author of numerous best-selling books including the incredibly popular Creative Interventions Series including creative interventions for bereaved children, creative interventions for children of divorce and creative CBT interventions with for children with anxiety.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify how different games can be adapted to tele-play therapy.
  • Students will be able to identify challenges of tele-play therapy
  • Students will be able to describe how using certain technologies can enhance therapy sessions.
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How to Take the Course

Once you choose a course that interests you, simply click the enroll button to register for the course. You will be prompted to create your login information and then be directed to the course curriculum where you will have access to the episode, the learning objectives, and the post-test. Once you successfully complete the post-test, your CE certificate will appear on screen and can be downloaded. You can listen to the course episode directly on the course website or on your favourite podcast app.

How to Get Your Certificate

After listening to the course episode, you will be prompted to take the multiple choice post-test. To receive your continuing education credit certificate, you need to achieve a score of 70% of more. You may retake the post-test up to three times. Once successfully completed, the certificate will appear in your course area where you can download it.

Commercial Support

No commercial support was provided. Cara Gruhala has two group Facebook pages for therapists. Liana Lowenstein has several workbooks, online courses and a Facebook page.


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Course Format

This course is presented in audio format via podcast interview. The course is designed for post-doctoral psychologists and is an introductory level.

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Dr. Tamara Soles skillfully dives into meaningful conversations about a variety of topics that not only relate to therapy but also translate to many other aspects of life. This podcast is thought-provoking and keeps the listener completely engaged. The exchanges are lighthearted, humorous at times, and purposeful. A worthwhile listen, simply delightful!
I have enjoyed every single episode of this podcast. Dr. Soles and her guests have done an awesome job talking about meaningful topic and sending important message about mental health while still keeping the discussions entertaining and light. Love it!
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Rachel R.
Dr. Soles is very down to earth and relatable, yet professional. She asks excellent questions and makes important points. She manages to make her guests feel comfortable and elicits a friendly vibe. As a therapist I find myself learning, as well as relating to the speakers. Thank you for this excellent podcast!

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Continuing Education Approvals

Dr. Tamara Soles is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Tamara Soles maintains responsibility for the program.

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