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Creative CBT Interventions For Children With Anxiety
June 11 - June 12
Via live interactive webinar only.
Note: This course is a 6 CE course, divided in two 3 hour morning courses.
CE credits can only be received for participants completing the entire 6 CE training.
Part 1 is Thursday June 11, 2020 9:30 – 12:40 PM EST (3 hours instruction and 10 min break at 11 AM)
Part 2 is Friday June 12, 2020: 9:30 – 12:40 PM EST (3 hours instruction and 10 min break at 11 AM)
Please print out the last 3 pages of the handout (“Picture It Poster”) and have 5 blank writing pages to maximize your participation in this course.
Anxiety disorders represent one of the most prevalent forms of psychopathology among children and this is dramatically on the rise given the current pandemic. As such, many children are referred to therapy to help them cope with anxiety symptoms. The most efficacious treatment for childhood anxiety in the research is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The effectiveness of this approach is enhanced by integrating playful, developmentally appropriate interventions so that children will engage in treatment and learn key skills to manage anxiety. Children who might otherwise be resistant in therapy are more likely to participate in playful activities designed to cover the CBT components.
In this six-hour webinar, a brief overview of CBT will be presented, along with innovative play therapy techniques to assess and treat children with anxiety. Interventions will address the core treatment components: psychoeducation, somatic management, affective expression, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and relapse prevention. Therapeutic games, art, stories, and other engaging activities will be presented for use with children aged 4 -12.
The clinical focus of this workshop is on treating children with anxiety, but many of the interventions can be adapted for use with other treatment populations. Participants will come away with many new and innovative play therapy interventions that they can use immediately in their clinical practice, including online sessions. Join us for this empowering and refreshing utilization of play therapy CBT to enhance the lives of children.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the special challenges of utilizing CBT with children
- Express the benefits of integrating play therapy interventions in CBT with children
- Apply at least two play therapy interventions to assess anxiety in children
- Describe methods for fostering treatment readiness in anxious children
- Implement at least 5 new play-based interventions to treat anxiety in children
- List the steps for implementing an exposure plan to help children manage anxiety
6 CE Live Online Contact Hours
Note: Live interactive webinar is considered the same as live in person by all New York and Maryland boards.
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 6 Contact Hour(s) live online credits (via interactive webinar).
ASWB ACE Approval
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 maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020- 05/18/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 6 live online continuing education credit(s).
APT Credits – Not approved
Core Wellness, LLC is NOT currently an APT provider of credits. We appreciate your patience as we work to secure APT approval. We expect an answer from them by Mid-June, however, no credits are offered retroactively per their policy. Stay tuned as soon as we have more info.
See full site policies in FAQ section. Full refund up to 7 days in advance of training; within 7 days, it can be transferred, credited or taken as home study (for home study credits, when available).