Liana Lowenstein

Tips and Techniques for Online Therapy with Children
Friday 26 February 2021
login 9:00 am / (9:30 start)
online training
member price: $50
non-member price: $50
student price: $50

Summary: This online workshop is for mental health professionals 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.


Learning Objectives:

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.

Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S, is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families since 1988. She presents trainings across North America and abroad. Recent speaking engagements include South Africa, Israel, England, and Australia. She provides clinical supervision to mental health practitioners, runs a play-therapy internship program, and consults to several mental health agencies. She has authored numerous best-selling books including: Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes: Therapeutic Exercises for Sexually Traumatized; Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce; Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children; Cory Helps Kids Cope with Sexual Abuse; and Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety. Liana is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution and dedication to child psychotherapy and play therapy in Canada.