Course Description

Are you looking for new engaging tools, games, and activities that facilitate relationship and prompt integration in the brain (path to mental health!!) to bring into your tele-play therapy practice?

Are you struggling to create the same connection or sense of felt safety online with your play therapy clients (and their families) that you previously felt in your office?


Are some of your “go-tos” for relationship, rapport, and connection building from your office not translating to virtual sessions as well as you’d like?


Are you interested in capitalizing on the strengths that virtual platforms can offer you and your clients during this time?


If any of those things are true - this webinar is for you!

Guided by by a unique pedagogy blended from applied improvisation and interpersonal neurobiology, this 90 minute webinar teaches unique interactive rapport and connection building activities and best practices that you can immediately put into place in your tele-play therapy sessions. AND these exercises and activities will EASILY transfer back into the play room- especially with families and groups!


As a clinician and professional improvisor, I specialize in blending adapted improvisational theatre games with therapeutic frameworks to build connections, expand social emotional learning, and support a sense of felt safety and connection while engaging in novel exploration.


Improvisational theatre in its unadapted form is an art form that emphasizes deep connection, spontaneity, flexibility, co-creation, and remaining highly present with your fellow actors. In a therapeutic settings, these same strengths can be harnessed to support creative and engaged therapeutic growth with your play therapy clients and families.



At the end of this 90 minute webinar, participants will have learned:

• Unique activities adapted from applied improvisation that support connection and a sense of felt-safety through virtual play therapy

• Tools to capitalize on the unique strengths that virtual sessions can offer your tele-play therapy clients

• Interactive and Engaging ideas for your online tele-play therapy practice.


What You'll Receive:

  1. 90 minute On-Demand Digital Download
  2. Handout (8 pages of goodness!!)
  3. Printout of the original webinar chat discussion, as this adds to the richness of the training
  4. Opportunity to earn 1.5 NON CONTACT APT CE



Due to the nature of the webinar, the file size was ENORMOUS.  Too big to zip up and make available for ondemand download.  Since the demand for this webinar has been substantial, my tech team found a way to condense the file small enough that I could make it available.  What that means for you:

  • The webinar is broken up into THREE parts.  You'll receive THREE video files in the zip.
  • The webinar is watermarked with the name of the software used to condense the file.  The watermark is big across the center of the screen but does not restrict your ability to see content etc.  
  • Condensing the video files means it's more pixelated that I would like.  It doesn't restrict your ability to receive the content.  


Continuing Education (CE) Info

This digital download is available for one non-contact APT (Association for Play Therapy) CE.  No other CEs are available.  Instructions on how to obtain the CE are provided with the digital download.  You must take and pass a quiz after viewing the webinar in order to obtain the CE.



Lacy Alana, LCSW, RSW

Lacy is a psychotherapist who specializes in trauma, neurodivergence, and work with youth and families. In addition to traditional play and psychotherapy, she also eclectically combines her clinical expertise with her passion for applied improvisation. Accordingly, she has created several innovative therapeutic arts programs for at-risk youth, autistic youth and adults, and youth and adults who present with co-morbid mental health challenges.


Lacy blends tenets of applied improvisation with therapeutic pedagogy and interpersonal neurobiology to provide education for other helping professionals, trainings in corporate settings, and experiential therapy groups.



Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, LMSW, RPT-S

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, LMSW, RPT-S specializes in complex trauma, attachment, and adoption. Robyn’s diverse clinical training includes EMDR (including EMDR adapted for children with attachment trauma), Somatic Experiencing, and Theraplay. She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention® Educator and a Circle of Security Parent Educator. Robyn is a dedicated student of attachment theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology, studying extensively with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD. She is trained in The Alert Program® and has completed Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training.  Robyn is on the instructional staff of the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program at Portland Community College as well as the Therapy with Foster & Adoptive Children and Families Certificate Program with Portland State University/Oregon DHS.  


Outside of her clinical work, Lacy professionally performs both circus and improv.


This training is sponsored by Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S.  Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S is an APT Approved Provider: 17-508.  


Refund Policy

This ondemand digital CE program is backed by a 100% guarantee. Hate the content? Let me know and I'll refund your money, no questions asked!


Once you download the webinar, it is yours forever.  HOWEVER!!!! You MUST use the download link to download the files within 30 days!!!  The download link expires after 30 days.

Creative TelePlay Therapy: Using Applied Improv to Build Connection & Safety


    ​© 2015 Robyn Gobbel, LCSW

    Gobbel Counseling