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Wanna Come Out and Play? The Creative Use of Games, Stories and Art with Children and Teens
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Monday, Jun, 22, 2020 09.30 AM to 12.40 PM EST
Via Live Interactive Webinar Only Also Available On Recorded Webinar

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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:
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 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. 
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 and expressive arts techniques with children and teens
  • Describe key processing skills to deepen therapeutic work
Sources and Resources (click to expand): 
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 GrowThrough 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 Credits:
 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). 
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 3 continuing education credits (in person or live online).
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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.


Wanna Come Out and Play? The Creative Use of Games, Stories and Art with Children and Teens
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  • Intro to Creative Interventions 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • How to Select Therapeutic Activities 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Play and Expressive Arts Techniques 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Break - 10 minutes 11:00 AM - 11:10 AM
  • Deepening Techniques 11:10 AM - 12:25 PM
  • Resources; Q&A 12:25 PM - 12:40 PM

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It was great!

Véronique, RSW
Véronique, RSW

Loved the engagement, loved the ability to practice different exercise!


Liana's workshops are always good.


Loved it!


Excellent she was very knowledgeable and personable!


The instructor was knowledgeable and well-prepared. The content was applicable and easy to understand. The style was playful and engaging. I thoroughl... Show More

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