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Immersive VR and Play Therapy Training Series

16 Hours Total!

$450 USD

Next Cohort: Fridays 1-3 MST

Jan 26, Feb 9 & 23, March 8 & 22, April 5 & 19, May 3

Every Other Week



Experience and Learn Virtual Reality Apps That Can Be Used In Your Practice!

Eight experiential trainings (16 hours total!) are offered in this exciting Immersive VR and Play Therapy series!

This webinar series will instruct and demonstrate how to utilize virtual reality appropriately within Play Therapy sessions. Each week will address with specific clinical topics. Resources, discussion, and hands-on experiences will give you a well-rounded approach to these topics.  Based on the fundamentals of the Therapeutic Powers of Play (Schaefer & Drewes), Prescriptive Play Therapy (Schaefer), and Digital Play Therapy (Stone), this course will inform the Play Therapist for appropriate clinical use of virtual reality in Digital Play Therapy(TM).


The bundle includes the 8 courses, 2 hours each, for 16 hours total: $450.

Topics include: Getting acclimated, nurturing, relaxation, mastery, art, movement, storytelling, and more!

Instructional Level: Introductory and limited to 8 people (minimum of 5 required).

Required: Participants are required to have a virtual reality headset for use during the course and some software programs will be required to purchase. The Oculus Quest 2 or 3 is the most commonly used.

Who Should Attend: Social Workers, Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, School Counselors, Psychologists, Students, and Interns.

Presenter: Jessica Stone, Ph.D., RPT-S, is a licensed psychologist working in a private practice setting in Colorado. She has been a practitioner, professor, presenter, mentor, and author for more than 30 years.  She is the founder of the MHVR International Coalition (Mental Health Virtual Reality) and the co-creator of the Virtual Sandtray App for iPad (VSA) and the Virtual Sandtray for Virtual Reality (VSA-VR).  Dr. Stone has numerous publications to date including Integrating Technology into Modern Therapies, Game Play, Play Therapy Theory and Perspectives, and Digital Play Therapy in addition to numerous chapters in a variety of books.  

Cancellations & Refunds: Requests for refunds must be made in writing by e-mail to Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the training to receive a refund. There is a $50.00 administrative fee for refunds. There are no refunds for cancellations after the beginning of the first course in the series for the bundle. There are no price breaks for partial attendance.

Disclaimer:  Jessica Stone, Ph.D. reserves the right to make changes to the conference schedule, speakers and presentation, if this becomes necessary.

If you have a disability and need accommodations per ADA/504, please provide notification 2 weeks prior to the workshop date.

Experience and learn about a variety of virtual reality apps that can be used in your practice!

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

1. discuss the use of immersive clinical virtual reality play therapy in terms of the Therapeutic Powers of Play, Digital Play Therapy, and Prescriptive Play Therapy.

2. identify materials needed to utilize virtual reality in both in-person and telemental health play therapy.

3. identify how to vet hardware and software for clinical use in both in-person and telemental health play therapy.

4. apply play therapy interventions with children, families and groups. 

5. identify therapeutic components of immersive clinical virtual reality for both in-person and telemental health play therapy sessions.

February 2, 2024

12-3 MST


*min 5, max 10

Intermediate Course For Those Who Have Completed The Initial 8 Sessions Above!

Geared for therapists who have already completed the 8 session series above, this course will bring us all to the next level. From meeting in VR worlds, to additional topics, this course will advance your journey through the use of therapeutic MHVR.

Topic Highlights:

Immersion, Embodiment, Psychological Presence, Accessibility, and More!

No refunds or cancellations one week prior to the training. All other training and presenter information is the same as above for the initial course series.

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Virtual Sandtray® © Training, Level 1 (Basic Use)

Virtual Sandtray® © Training, Level 1 (Basic Use)

In this presentation, participants will learn the fundamental features of using the Virtual Sandtray App. Two opportunities are available:  1) access to two videos to watch on your own time, or 2) to meet in a Zoom meeting for an hour, see the features of the VSA, and have opportunities to ask questions.  Upon registration an email will be sent reflecting these options.

FREE, No CEs offered.

Please email to arrange a particular date.

“I love how Dr. Stone's course's made Digital Play Therapy so engaging, fun & easy to understand and implement into my play therapy practice.”

Rose LaPiere, LPC, RPT-S, ACS