In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many child therapists are shifting their clinical practice to online sessions. There are many issues to consider when conducting online therapy but most resources are designed for working with adults.
Liana Lowenstein is one of Canada’s foremost child therapists and a best-selling author of 12 books that provide new techniques and approaches for helping children beginning with the 1999 publication of Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth. She has helped thousands of therapists around the world to learn how to connect with children in person. She now introduces new, innovative strategies for helping young clients online.
In this 2-hour webinar, Liana will focus on optimizing the online counselling environment for children. She will introduce techniques that will engage young clients, help them express their feelings and communicate what is going on with them in developmentally appropriate ways. She will also offer specific strategies to help young clients cope with the current crisis
This webcast is for mental health professionals who have foundational training in providing therapy to children, and who are seeking innovative strategies to transition to online counselling.
Suggested viewing before this webcast: To familiarize yourself with some basics of tele-play therapy with children, we recommended you watch the following free YouTube video by Rachel Alvater before attending the webinar: https://bit.ly/2WJfjC9
This is a list of resources Liana has compiled to support parents and children during these difficult times
You Will Learn:
- How to conduct an online intake meeting with caregivers
- Online techniques to build therapeutic rapport
- Online techniques to help children express feelings and learn effective ways to cope with the current crisis