Bubbles, Slime, Lego, and More! Play Therapy Techniques to Build Emotional Regulation and Social Skills

Topics: Play Therapy, Emotional Regulation, Social Skills

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

3 CE Hours
$129.99 $69.99
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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:
Children are often difficult to engage in play therapy and are reluctant to implement skills learned in sessions. This can be frustrating and challenging, even for seasoned play therapists. The challenge of working with younger clients is further compounded by their fear of entering therapy, poor motivation for treatment, and their developmental capacity which can make it difficult for them to learn and apply skills. Techniques that are appealing and delivered by an empathically attuned therapist will captivate the client’s interest and motivate them to utilize skills.

Join best-selling author and international speaker Liana Lowenstein, as she presents creative play therapy techniques to build key skills such as emotional regulation, problem-solving, pro-social behavior and flexible thinking. You will learn ideas to motivate children and teens to practice and utilize skills learned in sessions.

Since caregiver involvement is key to children’s progress, Liana will outline creative ways of engaging caregivers and motivating them to follow through with at-home skill practice.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn innovative strategies to equip children, teens, and their caregivers with essential skills to foster positive behavior change! 
Original recording date: May 30, 2023 Length: 180 Minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Utilize at least seven play therapy interventions targeting feelings expression, emotional regulation, social skills, and flexible thinking.
  • Discuss at least 3 creative strategies to motivate children and teens to practice and implement skills learned in play therapy sessions.
  • Implement 4 innovative ways of engaging caregivers, and motivating them to follow through with at-home skill practice.
  • Describe at least three key processing skills to deepen therapeutic work. 
    Caiozzo CN, Yule K, Grych J. Caregiver behaviors associated with emotion regulation in high-risk preschoolers. J Fam Psychol. 2018 Aug;32(5):565-574. doi: 10.1037/fam0000425. Epub 2018 Jun 21. PMID: 29927282.

    Cole PM, Jacobs AE. From children's expressive control to emotion regulation: Looking back, looking ahead. Eur J Dev Psychol. 2018;15(6):658-677. doi: 10.1080/17405629.2018.1438888. Epub 2018 Feb 15. PMID: 30899314; PMCID: PMC6424503.

    Daniel, S.K., Abdel-Baki, R., Hall, G. (2020) The Protective Effect of Emotion Regulation on Child and Adolescent Wellbeing. Journal of Child and Family Studies 29:7, pages 2010-2027.

    Kaduson, H., Cangelosi, D., and Schaefer, C.E., (2019). Prescriptive play therapy: Tailoring interventions for specific childhood problems. New York, NY: Guilford.

    Larose, MP., Ouellet-Morin, I., Vergunst, F. et al. Examining the impact of a social skills training program on preschoolers’ social behaviors: a cluster-randomized controlled trial in child care centers. BMC Psychol 8, 39 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-020-00408-2

    Larsen, K. (2020). Emotional regulation and therapeutic rapport with adolescents: Exploring the effectiveness of the expressive therapies continuum" (2020). Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses. 270. https://digitalcommons.lesley.edu/expressive_theses/270

    Lowenstein, L. (2016). Creative CBT interventions for children with anxiety. Toronto: Champion Press.

    Purwati, A., Haq, L.A., Qomariyah, L. (2019). The effectiveness of play therapy and role playing in reducing children's aggressive behavior. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 7 (1).

     Razak, N. H. A., Johari, K. S. K., Mahmud, M. I., Zubir, N. M., & Johan, S. (2018). General review on cognitive behavior play therapy on childrens’ psychology development. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 7(4), 134–147. 

    CE Details:
    3 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: Note: This course provides 3 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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    Core Wellness, LLC, #1745, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 5/18/2024 to 5/18/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 3 recorded continuing education credits.

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    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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    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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    Bubbles, Slime, Lego, and More!  Play Therapy Techniques to Build Emotional Regulation and Social Skills

    Bubbles, Slime, Lego, and More! Play Therapy Techniques to Build Emotional Regulation and Social Skills

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



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    Core Wellness Reviews

    Recorded Participant

    Thank you for sharing the richness of this training. I also consider myself a prescriptive therapist. The information received is truly valuable for my practice.

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    Lora Schultz, LCSW

    Excellent training, lots of new ideas shared which I am excited to try.

    Lora Schultz, LCSW
    Dina Gerwing, M. Ed., Registered Psychologist

    Lianna Lowenstein is a knowledgeable and engaging presenter who not only gives practical techniques to implement, but also thoughtful ways to take therapy deeper.

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    Dina Gerwing, M. Ed., Registered Psychologist
    Nichole Vernon, Ph.D., SB-RPT

    Lianna is a genius! I have attended several of her workshops and she is very creative, and her ideas are amazing

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    Nichole Vernon, Ph.D., SB-RPT
    Live Participant

    I really liked using her examples (videos) so I can have practical examples that I can follow. I really liked the various activities that she presented as the techniques can be playful, but still teaches kids appropriate social skills and regulation skills.

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    Live Participant

    I was very happy with Liana's level of expertise and delivery of the material. I left with a lot of new play therapy techniques to use in my practice!

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    Live Participant

    She is excellent and so creative. I always leave her trainings feeling so much better about imposter syndrome.

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    Live Participant

    I love that there were so many concrete examples of play therapy techniques and so many different resources were provided. I enjoyed hearing others' contributions as well.

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    Live Participant
    Live Participant

    I enjoyed the training. It supported the importance of regulation skills with both CG and child then moved into strategies for specific behaviors. Also ended with processing each strategy so every moment is a psycheducation moment.

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    Recorded Participant

    What a great training. A lot of great resources to help kids learn about their feelings and also learn new ways to regulate.

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    Christie Frenette, MSW, RSW

    Well done, informative and engaging.

    Christie Frenette, MSW, RSW
    Recorded Participant

    Liana is wonderful, and I can see her passion for the field!

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