Via live interactive webinar
Note: This online event has been approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) for 3 CE Hours (non-contact) and meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar." See below for full details and APT site for their new policies as of July 1, 2022. Up to 40 "Live Webinar" credits are accepted for renewal. Course is limited to 50 attendees only. Once capacity is met, course will be unavailable for purchase.
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!
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 at least 2 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.
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3 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 3 Contact Hour(s) live online credits (via interactive webinar).
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