Electronically Dependent Generation in Play Therapy


October 1, 2021

December 9, 2021

March 11, 2022

May 19, 2022


9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CST





NBCC Clock Hours: 3



*Price increases to $90 if registering with 48 hours of training*


This play therapy training is offered Live In-Person and Virtual via Zoom Platform. Electronically Dependent Generation: The impact on Play Therapy, is an intriguing, informational training that gives the history of development of electronic devices and screens, the average use of these devices, and the impact on individuals and relationships. The training explains how video games, social media, and other forms of technology are intentionally designed to trigger the reward centers in our brains making it very challenging to break away from them, even when we know we need to.  The extensive psychological and behavioral symptoms from the use of devices and screens will be presented, as well as physical effects of using screens on our central nervous system, brain, and body. The influence of screens on our body manifests itself in our behaviors and our thoughts.  Screen management solutions, ground rules for technology, and steps to break technology habits will be given for implementing at home and in the classroom.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recall the history of electronic devices and screens for your play therapy practice
  2. Analyze the amount of time spent on devices and screens in your play therapy practice
  3. Identify the impact of devices and screens on relationships in your play therapy practice
  4. Explain how video games are designed to trigger reward centers in the brain in your play therapy practice
  5. Describe the psychological, behavioral, and physical impact of devices and screens in your play therapy practice
  6. List screen management solutions, ground rules for technology, and steps to break technology habits in your play therapy practice

Virtual Training Information

  • If you register for the Virtual Classroom training, make sure you have a good WIFI connection.
  • Your computer will need a camera for you to be visible throughout the entire training to receive the certificate.
  • You will need to download the Zoom program to be able to use the link.

Jaime Colatriano

Jaime Colatriano is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist at the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships. In her many positions working with children, she has noticed the differences in children, who spend excessive amounts of time on screens (tv, video games, tablets, phones), and those who receive minimum amounts of time. Jaime decided to make this an area of study to grow professionally. She was so surprised by the research she is passionate about making others aware of the effects of screen time. Jaime has always been interested in computers and technology and began teaching herself how to type in elementary school. By high school, she began competing in a variety of computer competitions throughout her sophomore, junior, and senior years at state and national levels.


Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours. Completion of post-test will be required. Please email us at training@ccfam.com if you are interested.



This training is non-refundable, unless cancelled by training provider. Event will be cancelled if fewer than 5 participants.


Center for Counseling and Family Relationships Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7105. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Counseling and Family Relationships Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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