The Opening Act: Engaging Children in the First Session

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Teens, Rapport, First Session

Audience: Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Play Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)

1 CE Hours
$49.99 $29.99
The Opening Act: Engaging Children in the First Session On-demand Course
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Liana Lowenstein

Certified TF-CBT Therapist

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 since 1988. Her 15 books are used by mental health professionals all over the world. She is a dynamic speaker who has provided trainings throughout North America and abroad, including China, South Africa, Israel, England, New Zealand, Australia, and Slovenia. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada.

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Course Overview

Via recorded webinar
Course Description:
4 Part Series
This Four-Part Lunch ‘N Learn webinar series with best-selling author and internationally recognized trainer Liana Lowenstein, will cover an interesting array of topics. Enjoy your meal while listening to and engaging with Liana and fellow child and family therapists. Register for the entire live four-part training HERE, recorded HERE or select the standalone topics that are most relevant to your client population.

 About this Course
When children attend the initial therapy session, they may feel anxious and be reluctant to talk directly about their thoughts and feelings. Developing a positive rapport and implementing engaging activities will put the child at ease, and facilitate open expression. This webinar will outline strategies and techniques to build a positive therapeutic rapport and engage children and teens in play therapy.

All participants who register for the live series of four by February 1, 2022, will be entered into a drawing to win a free lunch! The winner will receive a $30 gift card to any restaurant of your choice for you to enjoy during the first Lunch & Learn on February 28, 2022. 

Original recording date: February 28, 2022 Length: 60 minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Articulate the importance of developing a positive therapeutic rapport.
  • Utilize at least 3 creative play therapy interventions to engage children and teens in therapy.
  • Describe two ideas to create a felt sense of safety.
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    CE Details:
    1 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, for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167 and for psychologists #PSY-0236. Note: This course provides 1 Clinical 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 by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.

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    Upon purchase, all material (link to video, handout and evaluation/posttest form) instantly posts to your account here (you must be logged in to access) and are also sent to your email on file. Please whitelist all messages from support@corewellceu.com Upon submission of your evaluation and passing the posttest (80% of higher), the completion certificate is posted to your account here and is sent to your inbox within 1 business day.

    Time Zone and Currency
    All times listed are EST (New York time); All prices are in USD.

    Passing Score and Retest Policy:
    Completing the video and achieving a posttest score of 80% or above is required to receive CE award. Open material permitted and one can retest unlimited times. Upon passing, we will email you a completion certificate within one business day. If failed, we will email you a retest in the same timeframe.

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    Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who successfully complete the course and pass the posttest. Registration is open indefinitely. Recordings, handouts and completion certificates are accessible for a guaranteed one year as long as your account is active. Full refund or equal exchange up to 14 days of purchase if you are not satisfied as long as a completion certificate was not issued. For further details, please see the FAQ section or contact us.

    Accessibility Accommodations:
    To request an accommodation, please contact us with at least 30 days prior notice.

    Financial Declarations:
    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 as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.

    APT Credits:
    This training is approved by APT Approved Provider #20-610 for X CE Hour(s) (Non-contact).

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    The Opening Act: Engaging Children in the First Session

    The Opening Act: Engaging Children in the First Session

    Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Play Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)



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    Core Wellness Reviews

    Recorded Participant

    I thought this was very valuable information. I like that presenter went through examples of activities.

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    Recorded Participant

    I found the training to be useful. I learned at least three new engagement tools that I will use with clients. I thought the instructor did well.

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    Recorded Participant

    Very cool and useful interventions. Some info I already knew or had learned in previous trainings. Love Liana's books/interventions and enjoyed learning from her in this webinar. She is very fun and engaging.

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    Live Participant

    I thought that Liana was completely wonderful and professional. She presented the information in a very informative but also playful way. I look forward to taking more training.

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    Live Participant
    Jessica B. Gibson, MS, LMHC

    Liana was very interactive and knowledgable. Her course was playful and fun as a way to engage the audience, teach, and meet our clients on their level, which is PLAY.

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    Jessica B. Gibson, MS, LMHC
    Mina Kirkova

    Absolutely love Liana

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