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Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Blending Theory with Innovative Play Therapy Techniques

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Blending Theory With Innovative Play Therapy Techniques

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12 CE
Monday, Oct 19, 2020 09.30 AM to 04.30 PM EST
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 09.30 AM to 04.30 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


Via live interactive webinar
Course Description:
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 12 CONTACT CE Hours. See below for full details. Course is limited to 40 attendees only. Once capacity is met, course will be unavailable for purchase. 

Note to participants: To maximize this training, please prepare the following: Several pieces paper, colored markers and scissors.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an empirically-supported psychotherapy model for treating traumatized children and adolescents. The effectiveness of this approach is enhanced by integrating creative, developmentally appropriate interventions so that children will engage in treatment.

This two-day webinar will provide an overview of TF-CBT and will present creative play therapy interventions for the 8 components of TF-CBT: Psychoeducation, Relaxation, affective modulation, cognitive processing, trauma narrative, in vivo mastery, conjoint child- parent sessions, and enhancing safety. Therapeutic games, art, stories, and other innovative activities will be presented for use with traumatized children aged 4-16. Strategies for working with hard-to-engage children and parents will also be outlined.

Through case examples, activity demonstrations, experiential exercises, and videos of actual client sessions, this training will combine theoretical material with hands- on therapeutic interventions. You will come away with a solid understanding of TF-CBT, and many new and innovative play therapy techniques for treating traumatized children and adolescents. 

Note: This course will provide clinicians with a solid grounding and application of the above skills, but we are not affiliated with and do not offer TF-CBT National Certification. Note to active subscribers: This course is a specialty training and is excluded from the subscription plan, please contact us for discount info.
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and apply the basic principles of TF-CBT
  • Implement creative play therapy interventions for each of the eight treatment components of TF-CBT
  • Explain to clients the therapeutic benefits of completing a trauma narrative
  • Implement strategies for engaging resistant children in the completion of a trauma narrative
  • Utilize TF-CBT in play therapy sessions to treat a range of childhood traumas including sexual abuse, domestic violence, traumatic grief, car accidents, natural disasters
  • Implement strategies for conducting play therapy sessions with children and their parents  
    Sources and Resources (click to expand): 
    Cavett, A.M. & Drewes, A. (2012). Play applications and trauma-specific components. In: Cohen, J., Mannarino, A., & Deblinger, E. (Eds.) Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and adolescents: Treatment applications. New York: Guilford.

    Cohen, J., Mannarino, A., and Deblinger, E. (2nd Ed.) (2017). Treating trauma and traumatic grief in children and adolescents. New York: Guilford.

    Hong, R., & Mason, C.M. (2016). Becoming a neurobiologically informed play therapist. International Journal of Play Therapy, 25(1), 35-44.

    Kenney-Noziska, S. (2019). Integrating directive and posttraumatic play therapy to address childhood trauma. Play Therapy 14(2), 12-15.

    Lowenstein, L. (2014). Cory helps kids cope with sexual abuse: Playful activities for traumatized children. Toronto, ON: Champion Press.

    Perry, D. L., & Daniels, M.L. (2016). Implementing trauma-informed practices in the school setting: A pilot study. School Mental Health, 8(1), 177-188.

    Stewart, R. W., Orengo-Aguayo, R., Young, J., Wallace, M. M., Cohen, J. A., Mannarino, A. P., & de Arellano, M. A. (2020). Feasibility and effectiveness of a telehealth service delivery model for treating childhood posttraumatic stress: a community-based, open pilot trial of trauma-focused cognitive–behavioral therapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 30(2), 274–289. https://doi.org/10.1037/int0000225

    Wymer, B., Ohrt, J. H., Morey, D., & Swisher, S. (2020). Integrating expressive arts techniques into trauma-focused treatment with children. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 42(2), 124-139. https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.42.2.03
    CE Credits:
     12 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 12 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 05/18/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12 continuing education credits (in person or live online).

    NBCC ACEP Approved
    Core Wellness, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7094. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Core Wellness, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    APA Approved
    Core Wellness, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Core Wellness, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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    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:
    To request an accommodation, 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 as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.


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    Oct, 19 2020
    • Overview of Trauma and TFCBT 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Creating Safety 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 15 min break 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Trauma Assessment, Treatment Planning 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Treatment Overview 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
    • Q & A 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
    • 30 min lunch 12:45 PM - 01:15 PM
    • Parent sessions 01:15 PM - 01:45 PM
    • Psychoeducation, Relaxation, 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM
    • Affective Expression 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
    • 15 min break 02:45 PM - 03:00 PM
    • Affect Modulation; Cognitive Coping 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
    • Q & A 03:45 PM - 04:30 PM
    Oct, 20 2020
    • Trauma Narrative 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 15 min break 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Trauma Narrative, Complex Trauma 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Addressing Resistance; Q & A 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    • 30 min lunch 12:45 PM - 01:15 PM
    • Trauma narrative experiential exercise 01:15 PM - 01:45 PM
    • Cognitive Processing 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
    • 15 min break 02:45 PM - 03:00 PM
    • In Vivo Gradual Exposure; Conjoint Sessions 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    • Enhancing Safety and Future Development 03:30 PM - 03:45 PM
    • Traumatic Grief 03:45 PM - 04:00 PM
    • TFCBT with Multiple presenting problems 04:00 PM - 04:15 PM
    • Q & A 04:15 PM - 04:30 PM

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    30 Review(s)
    Cheryl Tate, LCSW
    Cheryl Tate, LCSW

    I love Liana's workshops . She is awesome!!!

    Orysia Klymkiw
    Orysia Klymkiw

    She is an incredibly skilled practitioner who is able to convey the model in a comprehensive, engaging manner. Her care and compassion for clients shi... Show More

    Recorded Participant
    Recorded Participant

    Very knowledgable, enjoyed the example videos that contained sessions relevant to the course and application of the model.

    Recorded Participant
    Recorded Participant

    Liana was very knowledgeable about trauma and working with traumatized children. She has a very compassionate approach that many can learn from.

    Recorded Participant
    Recorded Participant

    I really enjoyed the instructor, Liana Lowenstein, and practical ideas for implementing the components. This felt like a great introduction to TF-CBT ... Show More

    Recorded Participant
    Recorded Participant

    Great and informative training.

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