Presented by: Liana Lowenstein, MSW
Date: October 20th, 2022 (please note: this workshop will not be recorded)
Time: 10:00-5:00pm EST (please convert to your time zone)
About This Workshop
Anxiety disorders represent one of the most prevalent forms of psychopathology among children. As such, many children are referred to therapy to help them cope with anxiety symptoms. The most efficacious treatment for childhood anxiety in the research is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The effectiveness of this approach is enhanced by integrating playful, developmentally appropriate interventions so that children will engage in treatment and learn key skills to manage anxiety. Children who might otherwise be resistant in therapy are more likely to participate in playful activities designed to cover the CBT components.
In this six-hour webinar, a brief overview of CBT will be presented, along with innovative techniques to assess and treat children with anxiety. Interventions will address the core treatment components: psychoeducation, somatic management, affective expression, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and relapse prevention. Therapeutic games, art, stories, and other engaging activities will be presented for use with children aged 4 -12.
Although the focus of this workshop is on treating children with anxiety, many of the interventions can be adapted for use with other treatment populations. Participants will come away with many new and innovative interventions that they can use immediately in their clinical practice.
*A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WILL BE ISSUED*
Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families in Toronto for over 30 years. Her 13 books are used by mental health professionals all over the world. She is a dynamic keynote speaker who has provided trainings throughout North America and abroad, including China, South Africa, Israel, England, Turkey, New Zealand, and Australia. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the special challenges of utilizing CBT with children
- Discuss the benefits of integrating playful interventions in CBT with children
- Use at least two interventions to assess anxiety in children
- Describe methods for fostering treatment readiness in anxious children
- Implement at least five new interventions to treat anxiety in children aged 4-12
Registration is limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
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CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations received two weeks or more prior to the event will be eligible for a full refund, minus a $35 cancel fee. Cancellations received less than two weeks before the event are not eligible for a refund. However, you may send a colleague in your place.