Via live interactive webinar
Anxiety disorders represent one of the most prevalent forms of psychopathology among children and this is dramatically on the rise given the current pandemic. As such, many children are referred to therapy to help them cope with anxiety symptoms. The most efficacious treatment for childhood anxiety in the research is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The effectiveness of this approach is enhanced by integrating playful, developmentally appropriate interventions so that children will engage in treatment and learn key skills to manage anxiety. Children who might otherwise be resistant in therapy are more likely to participate in playful activities designed to cover the CBT components.
In this six-hour webinar, a brief overview of CBT will be presented, along with innovative play therapy techniques to assess and treat children with anxiety. Interventions will address the core treatment components: psychoeducation, somatic management, affective expression, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and relapse prevention. Therapeutic games, art, stories, and other engaging activities will be presented for use with children aged 4 -12.
The clinical focus of this workshop is on treating children with anxiety, but many of the interventions can be adapted for use with other treatment populations. Participants will come away with many new and innovative play therapy interventions that they can use immediately in their clinical practice, including online sessions. Join us for this empowering and refreshing utilization of play therapy CBT to enhance the lives of children.
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the special challenges of utilizing CBT with children
- Express the benefits of integrating play therapy interventions in CBT with children
- Apply at least two play therapy interventions to assess anxiety in children
- Describe methods for fostering treatment readiness in anxious children
- Implement at least 5 new play-based interventions to treat anxiety in children
- List the steps for implementing an exposure plan to help children manage anxiety
Sources and Resources (click to expand):
Lowenstein, L. (2016). Creative CBT interventions for children with anxiety. Toronto, ON: Champion Press.
Manassis, K. (2009). Cognitive behavioral therapy with children: A guide for the community practitioner. New York: Routledge.
Rapee, Wignall, Hudon, & Schniering (2000). Treating anxious children and adolescents. New York: New Harbinger.
Stallard, P. (2005). A clinician’s guide to think good-feel good: Using CBT with children and young people. Chichester: Wiley.
Sburlati, E.S., Lyneham, H.J., Schniering, C.A., and Rapee, R.M. (2014). Evidence-based CBT for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents. New York: Wiley.
Velting, O.N., Setzer, N.J., & Albano, A.M. (2004). Update on and advances in assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 42:42–54.
Wagner, A.P. (2005). Worried no more: Help and hope for anxious children. (2nd ed.). Rochester, NY: Lighthouse Press.
6 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 6 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.
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