Via recorded webinar
This course provides 2 non-contact APT CE credits. See below for full details.
Summary: This recorded webcast is for mental health professionals who have foundational training in providing therapy to children, and who are seeking innovative strategies to transition to online counseling.
Note: A gracious volunteer assisted in demonstrating the techniques with Liana. In this recording you will only hear this person's voice but will not see her video broadcast. You will see and hear the presenter - Liana- throughout the entire recording.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many experienced child therapists have found themselves forced to shift their clinical practice to online delivery methods. As a result, many tried and true techniques and interventions feel as if they’ve been lost, compromised or rendered useless, leaving therapists and parents frustrated and concerned about the effectiveness of therapy.
With children experiencing higher than ever pandemic level anxiety, combined with schools being closed and parental nerves wearing thin, children are in great need, now more than ever, to have a compassionate and skilled therapist who can deliver effective tele-services.
There are many issues to consider when conducting online therapy and it has been found that most resources are designed for working with adults. This course brings the knowledge and expertise of an internationally celebrated child play therapist and supervisor who has taught thousands of therapists around the world how to connect with children. She introduces new, innovative strategies for helping young clients connect online and receive effective support for them and their families.
Therapists will be empowered to utilize clear and proven techniques, designed specifically for children, to engage, process and assist kids via tele-play-therapy.
This training will help you optimize the online counseling environment for children. It will show you creative and powerful ways to help your young clients express their thoughts and feelings. It offers specific strategies to help young clients cope with the current crisis, giving them skills and self-regulation techniques that will be effective in the present and hopefully carry them further down the road.
Original recording date: May 12, 2020 Length: 162 minutes
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe key guidelines for conducting an online intake meeting with caregivers and kids as well as follow up sessions.
- Implement creative online-friendly techniques to build therapeutic rapport with children and provide support and play therapy interventions.
- Utilize a variety of online-friendly interventions to assess children and to help them express feelings and learn effective coping strategies for anxiety, stress and crisis.
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
Feri, B. (2020). Why is there a person in my computer? A child’s guide to teletherapy. (Independently published.)
Lowenstein, L. (1999). Creative interventions for troubled children & youth. Toronto, ON: Champion Press.
Lowenstein, L. (2002). More Creative interventions for troubled children & youth. Toronto, ON: Champion Press.
Lowenstein, L. (Ed.) (2008). Assessment and treatment activities for children, adolescents, and families: Practitioners share their most effective techniques. Toronto, ON: Champion Press. (Volumes Two and Three also available.)
2 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)
Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167. Note: Note: This course provides 2 contact hour(s) self-study credits. Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted via reciprocity by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.
ASWB ACE Approved:
Core Wellness LLC, #1745, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Core Wellness LLC, #1745 maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020 to 05/18/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 continuing education credits (recorded webinar).
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The presenter and Core Wellness hereby declare that no conflict of interest, competing interest, or commercial support for the CE program are present. Presenter receives compensation for program delivery and sales.