Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
October 3, 2022 | 1 to 4 p.m. EST
Anxiety and school refusal is still on the rise. This is a particular concern due to the impact on emotional, academic, social, and family functioning. The longer a child avoids or misses school, the more likely it will become entrenched, and will be more difficult to treat. It is important to assess the reasons underlying the child’s refusal. Therefore, implementing an effective treatment plan for that child.
This webinar will present innovative assessment and treatment interventions for school refusal. The most efficacious treatment for school refusal in the research is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Integrating engaging activities will enhance the CBT approach so children will more readily participate in treatment and learn key skills.
This three-hour webinar will use case examples, activity demonstrations, and experiential exercises. It will combine theoretical material with hands-on therapeutic techniques for use with children aged 4 to 12. Participants will better understand the most common factors underlying school refusal and be able to implement techniques to assess it. They will learn to describe methods for fostering treatment readiness in anxious children. The facilitator will review how to implement a gradual exposure plan and discuss effective strategies for use by parents and teachers.
Fee: $80 ($68 if you use code CAVERSHAM15)
CE: 3 hours
About the Facilitator:
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 training 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 Hebert award for outstanding contribution and dedication to children psychotheapy and play therapy in Canada