Presented by SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
May 5, 2021 | Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Facilitated by: Best-selling author and one of Canada’s foremost presenters on childhood trauma, Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
This training is suitable for:
Mental Health Professional: Psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers
Direct Service Workers: Drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers
Level of training: Intermediate
Client age category: This training is for professionals who provide therapy to children aged 6 to adulthood.
COVID-19 related content: Webinar will include interventions to help clients process the impact of the pandemic.
Description: Working with difficult to engage clients can be frustrating and challenging, even for seasoned clinicians. The challenge of working with younger clients in therapy can be further compounded by their fear of entering therapy, their lack of control over the decision to attend therapy, their feeling of being scapegoated for family problems, their lack of motivation for treatment, and their developmental capacity which can make it difficult for them to respond to traditional talk-therapy.
The first step in working with hard to engage clients is understanding the reasons underlying what has been called "resistance." The second step involves engaging clients in the therapeutic process. Best-selling author and one of Canada’s foremost presenters on childhood trauma, Liana Lowenstein will outline the factors that underlie resistance. She will present tips, tricks, and techniques to engage children and adolescents in online and in-person therapy.
The techniques will be applied to specific clinical examples to illustrate how they can build rapport, facilitate open communication, and help the client work through treatment goals.
- Describe the factors underlying therapeutic resistance
- Implement creative interventions to facilitate rapport-building with children and teens
- Implement play-based and expressive arts techniques with clients who are reluctant to verbally articulate their thoughts and feelings
Registration fee: $125
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