Wanna Come Out and Play? Games, Stories and Art to Engage Children & Teens in Play Therapy 

Topics: Expressive Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Children, Teens

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

3 CE Hours
$129.99 $69.99
Wanna Come Out and Play? Games, Stories and Art to Engage Children & Teens in Play Therapy  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:
This course provides 3 CE non-contact APT Hours. See below for full details.

NOTE: To maximize this training: Please print out the last 3 pages of the handout (Flowers & Weeds and Lollipop Tree) and prepare 1 sheet of paper and colored markers
The creative use of games, art, and stories in therapy is an effective way to engage clients and help them to resolve difficulties. Expanding your repertoire beyond traditional “talk therapy” to include play therapy and expressive arts will make therapy sessions more engaging and effective.

A variety of therapeutic games, art activities, stories, and other techniques will be highlighted. The techniques will be applied to specific clinical examples to illustrate how they can help clients work through treatment issues such as feelings identification, anger management, social skills, stress reduction, and self-esteem.

The activities presented can be used with a wide range of presenting problems and difficulties such as family violence, divorce, grief and loss, serious illness, and placement in out-of-home care. Videos and activity demonstrations will illustrate techniques. This webinar will be fun and experiential, and participants will come away with many new techniques to add to their existing repertoire.
Original recording date: June 22, 2020  Length: 182 min
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify 3 guidelines for selecting therapeutic activities
  • Implement at least 6 new play therapy and expressive arts techniques with children and teens
  • Describe key processing skills to deepen therapeutic work
    Lowenstein, L. (2014). Cory helps kids cope with sexual abuse: Playful activities for traumatized children. Toronto, ON: Champion Press.

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

    Malchiodi, C. (1998). Understanding Children’s Drawings. New York: Guilford.

    Malchiodi, C. (2003). Handbook of art therapy. New York: Guilford.

    Perrow, S. (2012). Therapeutic storytelling: 101 Healing stories for children. Hawthorn Press.

    Rubin, J.A. (1984). Child Art Therapy: Understanding and Helping Children Grow Through Art. (2nd ed.). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

    Schaefer, C., & Reid, S. (2001). Game play: Therapeutic use of childhood games (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley.

    Strayhorn, Joseph (1988). The competent child. New York, Guilford Press.

    Sunderland, M. (2017). Using storytelling as a therapeutic tool with children. Routledge. 

    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: This course provides 3 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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    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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    Wanna Come Out and Play? Games, Stories and Art to Engage Children & Teens in Play Therapy 

    Wanna Come Out and Play? Games, Stories and Art to Engage Children & Teens in Play Therapy 

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



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    Core Wellness Reviews

    Recorded Participant

    I have taken many of Liana Lowenstien's trainings (live and recorded) and always find them to be clear and practical. I appreciate the examples, videos and handouts provided. I enjoyed learning about theraputic story telling and am inspired to learn more on the topic.

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    Recorded participant

    Good diverse activities

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    Recorded Participant

    Great workshop! Packed full of so many activities to use with my kiddos!

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    Jessica Furrow, LMSW

    I thought the instructor was really knowledgeable and the content was relevant and appropriate for my work. Virtual trainings are always more difficult to engage with but the game examples helped keep my interest.

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    Jessica Furrow, LMSW
    Ru-Chi Yang, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

    Ms. Liana Lowenstein, is a very knowledge and experienced play therapist and mental health professional who provides informative professional information, playful interventions, and recourses regard to working with children and adolescents to facilitate the participant’s professional learning and growth.

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    Ru-Chi Yang, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
    Emily Shanahan, LMSW

    Very enjoyable and contained a lot of great ideas for practice!

    Emily Shanahan, LMSW
    Nancy Acevedo, LCSW

    Great training! It was easy to follow and engaging. I walked away with a ton of creative interventions that I can't wait to incorporate into sessions.

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    Nancy Acevedo, LCSW
    Ashley Usita, LMHC, MA

    This is excellent!

    Ashley Usita, LMHC, MA
    Recorded Participant

    I always love Liana's trainings!

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    Recorded Participant

    This was a great training. Took away several interventions I plan to use immediately.

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    Recorded Participant

    I enjoyed the diverse set of interventions presented.

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    Christine, teacher and play therapist, Ireland

    Really enjoyed this very practical and useful course.

    Christine, teacher and play therapist, Ireland

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