The newly updated Digital Play Therapy focuses on the responsible integration of technology into play therapy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

With respect for the many different modalities and approaches under the play therapy umbrella, this book incorporates therapist fundamentals, play therapy tenets, and practical information for the responsible integration of digital tools into play therapy treatment. All chapters have been updated, and new chapters discuss strategies for using teletherapy effectively during and beyond the pandemic.

This revised edition provides a solid grounding both for clinicians who are brand new to the incorporation of digital tools as well as for those who have already begun to witness digital play therapy’s power.


chapter 1|13 pages


To Begin

chapter 2|13 pages

What Is Digital Play Therapy?

chapter 3|17 pages

The 5 Cs of a Digital Play Therapist

Competency, Culture, Comfort, Congruence, and Capability

chapter 5|17 pages


chapter 6|12 pages

Telemental Health Play Therapy

chapter 7|15 pages

Understanding Research

chapter 8|10 pages


chapter 9|21 pages


chapter 10|17 pages


chapter 11|16 pages

Video Games and Genres

chapter 13|27 pages

Digital Play Therapy Interventions 2

chapter 14|15 pages

Jen, Jack, and Tyler

Detailed Case Examples – General Digital Play Therapy

chapter 15|16 pages

Michael, Michelle, and Jadon

Detailed Case Examples – Telemental Health Digital Play Therapy

chapter 16|6 pages