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Tips and Techniques for Playful Online Therapy with Children and Teens
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Tuesday, May, 12, 2020 11.00 AM to 01.00 PM EST
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Liana Lowenstein
Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
Celebrated Play Therapist
Certified TF-CBT Therapist

Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with... Show More

Liana Lowenstein
Beth (Batsheva) Hartstein


Via live interactive webinar
Course Description:
One time note for 10-21-2020: This course is being delivered to Maryland Public School Counselors and has been accordingly modified. If you already attended More Tips, please do not take this course. Once you are signed up for this course, we will send you free access to one of the following recordings: Tips and Techniques (2 CE recorded), More Tips (2 CE recorded) or QA Play Telehealth (1 CE). Simply let us know which one you want.

This course provides 2 non-contact APT CE credits. See below for full details.

Summary: This webinar is for mental health professionals and school counselors who have foundational training in providing therapy to children, and who are seeking innovative strategies to transition to online counseling.

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.

Suggested viewing before this webcast: To familiarize yourself with some basics of tele-play therapy with children, we recommended you watch the following free YouTube video by Dr. Rachel Alvater before attending the webinar: https://bit.ly/2WJfjC9
Learning Objectives:
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.)
CE Credits:
 2 CE Live Online Contact Hour(s)
Note: Live interactive webinar is considered the same credit status as live in person by New York, Maryland and many other State boards. Please confirm with your local board.
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: This course provides 2 Contact Hour(s) live online credits (via interactive webinar). 
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 (in person or live online).
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Content Access:
Upon purchase, all material (link to join the live/webinar, handout and evaluation form) instantly post 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 the submission of your evaluation form, the completion certificate is posted to your account here and is sent to your inbox within 1 business day.
Cancellation, Policies and Refunds:
Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who complete the course. Registration is open until the course sells out (when this occurs, purchase option is disabled). We recommend signing up early to secure your spot and for early bird pricing. We provide a full refund upon request for cancellations submitted seven (7) calendar days before the webinar date. Cancellations received after that time frame will be granted: a transfer, credit or recorded webinar access, when available. For further questions, please see the FAQ section or contact us. In the rare event of a training cancellation, a notification and full refund (for the course fee only) will be automatically sent to you via your email on file.
Accessibility Accommodations:
We try our best to offer accommodations and accessibility. Please contact us with at least two weeks 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.


Tips and Techniques for Playful Online Therapy with Children and Teens
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  • Engaging Caregivers and Children in Online Therapy 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Creative Online-friendly Techniques to Assess Children, Process their Feelings, Strengthen coping skills 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Resources; Q & A 12:45 PM - 01:00 PM

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193 Review(s)
Recorded Participant
Recorded Participant

Excellent engagement, organization, information and expertise

Recorded Participant
Recorded Participant

Excellent and useful training, thank you!

Joyce Baker, LCSW - C
Joyce Baker, LCSW - C

Good examples and directions for activities. I found it particularly heplful l in beginning a new practice that may include working with children... Show More

Live Participant
Live Participant

I thought the training was great and I very much enjoyed the activities.


Extremely helpful in bridging the therapist to the world of online therapy with a full tool bag of techniques and engaging activities that make therap... Show More


Gives concrete examples of easy to implement tools for online therapy with children.

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