UPCOMING EVENTS

01 April 2020
Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Teletherapy with Children

WEBINAR 

 

DATE: Wednesday 1st April 2020  

TIME: 8.30am TO 10.30am (AEDT) 

COST: $99 (Incl. GST)

 

Speaker: Liana Lowenstein

Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families in Toronto since 1988. She presents trainings across North America and abroad. Recent speaking engagements include China, South Africa, Israel, England, and Australia. She provides clinical supervision to mental health practitioners, and consults to mental health agencies. Liana’s 12 books on child and family therapy are known internationally for their innovative and practical techniques.  She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada.

 

 

Webinar Description:

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many child therapists are shifting their clinical practice to online sessions. While there are many issues to consider when conducting online therapy, one of the most important is how to engage children and help them work through their treatment issues. This can be particularly challenging when therapist and child are in different physical locations and there is a screen separating them. This webinar outlines innovative techniques to engage children in online therapy.  

 

You Will Learn:

  • How to conduct an online intake meeting with caregivers
  • Teletherapy techniques to build therapeutic rapport 
  • Teletherapy techniques to help children express feelings and learn effective ways to cope with the current crisis

 

This webcast is for mental health professionals who have been properly trained in providing therapy to children, and who are seeking innovative strategies to transition to online sessions.

 

Prerequisite: To familiarize yourself with some basics of teletherapy with children, it is strongly recommended that prior to this webinar, you watch the following free YouTube video by Rachel Alvater: https://bit.ly/2WJfjC9

 

 

To secure your position, download the registration form and email the completed form back to us at workshops@apdtraining.com.au.

 


 

01 May 2020
CANCELLED - Psychoneuroimmunology-Based Relaxation Therapy

 

***EVENT CANCELLED***

 

TIME: 9.30am TO 4.30pm. Registration and Coffee from 9.00am.

VENUE: PARRAMATTA RSL CLUB, Cnr O’Connell St and Macquarie St, Parramatta

COST: $349 (Incl. GST)

FULL-TIME STUDENTS: $320 (A copy of your valid student ID must be submitted when registering)

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $320 (Registration and payment must be received in full by 1st April 2020)

SUPER EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $295 (Registration and payment must be received in full by 1st March 2020)

 

Speaker: Dr Judy Lovas

Dr Judy Lovas is an experienced health educator who presents Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and Evidence-Based Relaxation Therapy Training. Judy clearly translates leading PNI research into clinical relevance and shares her passion for mind-body science. Her seminars highlight relaxation therapies as Focussed Psychological Strategies and important treatment options for chronic conditions such as anxiety, depression, pain, sleep disorders and trauma. In tertiary education, Judy teaches psychology, relaxation therapy, PNI and cellular health. She researched effects of massage therapy on immune function and demonstrated increased T and B cell activity, and her PhD examined psychological and immunological outcomes of massage therapy and guided imagery on secondary conditions in people with spinal cord injury. 

 

Workshop description: 

Join Dr Judy Lovas for this unique, practical seminar to gain more evidence based clinical skills.

  • Explore leading research in Psychoneuroimmunology, the science of mind body health
  • Experience relaxation techniques for self-care
  • Learn benefits of relaxation for anxiety, pain, depression, sleep disorders, trauma and chronic conditions
  • Understand clinical applications to enhance patient health.

 

 


 

19 August 2020
Attachment-Based Case Formulation and Intervention

3 DAY WORKSHOP 

 

DATES: Wednesday 19th August 2020, Thursday 20th August 2020, Friday 21st August 2020  

TIME: 9.30am TO 4.30pm. Registration and Coffee from 9am

VENUE: PARRAMATTA RSL CLUB, Cnr Macquarie St and O’Connell St, Parramatta

COST: $990 (Incl. GST)

EARLY BIRD RATE: $900 (Registration and payment must be received in full by 17th July 2020)

SUPER EARLY BIRD RATE: $825 (Registration and payment must be received in full by 19th June 2020)

 

Speaker: Jessica Heller-Bhatt, Registered Psychologist

Jessica Heller-Bhatt, Registered Psychologist and sudent of Clinical Psychology, has trained in the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM) with Dr Patricia Crittenden. She continues to be involved in ongoing training of the DMM's developmental assessments of attachment across various age groups. 

In addition to her advanced qualifications in trauma-specific interventions (EMDR, Schema Therapy) and her experience with individuals and families struggling with  substance dependence, as a Child Protection Psychologist, Jessica now specialises in assesssments of dyads and parents, who endanger their children. She advocates for a relational, theoretically grounded and evidence-based understanding of client dysfunction as essential to enhanced assessment accuracy and effective, lasting therapeutic interventions. 

 

Workshop description: 

Attachment-Based Case Formulation and Intervention covers essential theoretical concepts of Attachment Theory and Practice and facilitates skills and understanding of the following areas:

  • What attachment behaviours are people able to use and how are they associated with certain ways of thinking and expressing oneself in interactions with others?

  • How do I recognise attachment behaviour in myself and others?

  • How can I best use this knowledge to engage with clients in the most effective and relationship-building way to facilitate positive change?

The content is aimed at helping professionals (psychologists, social workers, allied health professionals, teachers) to form a deeper and more accurate understanding of their clients by looking at the function of behaviour. Aspects of discourse analysis and an attachment-based interviewing framework add to the rich learning experience of this introductory 3-day training. 

 

To secure your position, download the registration form and email the completed form back to us at workshops@apdtraining.com.au.

 


 

22 February 2021
Practical Techniques for the Treatment of Anxiety Brisbane

 

VENUE: BRISBANE

DAY 1: Monday 22nd February 2021 - Creative Interventions to Engage Resistant Children in Therapy

DAY 2: Tuesday 23rd February 2021 - Creative CBT Interventions for Treating Children with Anxiety

SUPER EARLY BIRD RATE: $396/1 day; $699/2 days. Must register and pay in full by 31st August 2020

 

Instructor: Liana Lowenstein

Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families in Toronto since 1988. She presents trainings across North America and abroad. Recent speaking engagements include China, South Africa, Israel, England, and Australia. Liana’s 12 books on child and family therapy are known internationally for their innovative and practical techniques. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada.

 

Workshop description: 

 

Day 1: Creative Interventions to Engage Resistant Children in Therapy

Working with difficult-to-engage children 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, and their developmental capacity which can make it difficult for them to respond to traditional talk-therapy. This workshop will outline innovative strategies for engaging resistant children and families in therapy.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the factors underlying therapeutic resistance.

2. Implement creative interventions to facilitate rapport-building with children of all ages.

3. Utilize innovative strategies to engage resistant, hard to serve parents.

4. Implement play-based and expressive arts techniques with clients who are reluctant to verbally articulate their thoughts and feelings.

5. Utilize activities for child-focused family therapy sessions.

 

Day 2: Creative CBT Interventions for Treating Children with Anxiety

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most empirically supported treatment for treating childhood anxiety. The effectiveness of this approach is enhanced by integrating creative, developmentally appropriate interventions so that children will engage in treatment. In this training, a brief overview of CBT will be presented, along with innovative therapeutic techniques to engage, assess, and treat children with anxiety. Interventions will address the core treatment components: Psychoeducation, somatic management, affective expression, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and relapse prevention. Although the focus of this training will be on treating children with anxiety, many of the interventions can be adapted for use with other treatment populations. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Articulate the types of anxiety disorders.

2. Differentiate normal versus problem anxiety.

3. Describe the core components of CBT for treating anxious children.

4. Discuss the benefits of integrating playful techniques with CBT to treat anxious children.

5. List the steps for implementing an exposure plan to help a child manage anxiety.

6. Implement innovative CBT techniques to treat childhood anxiety

 

 

To register your interest, please email us at workshops@apdtraining.com.au.

 


 

25 February 2021
Practical Techniques for the Treatment of Anxiety Melbourne

 

VENUE: MELBOURNE

DAY 1: Thursday 25th February 2021 - Creative Interventions to Engage Resistant Children in Therapy

DAY 2: Friday 26th February 2021 - Creative CBT Interventions for Treating Children with Anxiety

SUPER EARLY BIRD RATE: $396/1 day; $699/2 days. Must register and pay in full by 31st August 2020

 

Instructor: Liana Lowenstein

Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families in Toronto since 1988. She presents trainings across North America and abroad. Recent speaking engagements include China, South Africa, Israel, England, and Australia. Liana’s 12 books on child and family therapy are known internationally for their innovative and practical techniques. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada.

 

Workshop description: 

 

Day 1: Creative Interventions to Engage Resistant Children in Therapy

Working with difficult-to-engage children 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, and their developmental capacity which can make it difficult for them to respond to traditional talk-therapy. This workshop will outline innovative strategies for engaging resistant children and families in therapy.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the factors underlying therapeutic resistance.

2. Implement creative interventions to facilitate rapport-building with children of all ages.

3. Utilize innovative strategies to engage resistant, hard to serve parents.

4. Implement play-based and expressive arts techniques with clients who are reluctant to verbally articulate their thoughts and feelings.

5. Utilize activities for child-focused family therapy sessions.

 

Day 2: Creative CBT Interventions for Treating Children with Anxiety

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most empirically supported treatment for treating childhood anxiety. The effectiveness of this approach is enhanced by integrating creative, developmentally appropriate interventions so that children will engage in treatment. In this training, a brief overview of CBT will be presented, along with innovative therapeutic techniques to engage, assess, and treat children with anxiety. Interventions will address the core treatment components: Psychoeducation, somatic management, affective expression, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and relapse prevention. Although the focus of this training will be on treating children with anxiety, many of the interventions can be adapted for use with other treatment populations. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Articulate the types of anxiety disorders.

2. Differentiate normal versus problem anxiety.

3. Describe the core components of CBT for treating anxious children.

4. Discuss the benefits of integrating playful techniques with CBT to treat anxious children.

5. List the steps for implementing an exposure plan to help a child manage anxiety.

6. Implement innovative CBT techniques to treat childhood anxiety

 

 

To register your interest, please email us at workshops@apdtraining.com.au.

 


 

01 March 2021
Practical Techniques for the Treatment of Anxiety Sydney

 

VENUE: SYDNEY 

DAY 1: Monday 1st March 2021 - Creative Interventions to Engage Resistant Children in Therapy

DAY 2: Tuesday 2nd March 2021 - Creative CBT Interventions for Treating Children with Anxiety

DAY 3: Wednesday 3rd March 2021 - Creative Evidence-Based Interventions for Traumatized Children

SUPER EARLY BIRD RATE: $396/1 day; $699/2 days; $990/3 days. Must register and pay in full by 31st August 2020

 

Instructor: Liana Lowenstein

Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families in Toronto since 1988. She presents trainings across North America and abroad. Recent speaking engagements include China, South Africa, Israel, England, and Australia. Liana’s 12 books on child and family therapy are known internationally for their innovative and practical techniques. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada.

 

Workshop description: 

 

Day 1: Creative Interventions to Engage Resistant Children in Therapy

Working with difficult-to-engage children 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, and their developmental capacity which can make it difficult for them to respond to traditional talk-therapy. This workshop will outline innovative strategies for engaging resistant children and families in therapy.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the factors underlying therapeutic resistance.

2. Implement creative interventions to facilitate rapport-building with children of all ages.

3. Utilize innovative strategies to engage resistant, hard to serve parents.

4. Implement play-based and expressive arts techniques with clients who are reluctant to verbally articulate their thoughts and feelings.

5. Utilize activities for child-focused family therapy sessions.

 

Day 2: Creative CBT Interventions for Treating Children with Anxiety

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most empirically supported treatment for treating childhood anxiety. The effectiveness of this approach is enhanced by integrating creative, developmentally appropriate interventions so that children will engage in treatment. In this training, a brief overview of CBT will be presented, along with innovative therapeutic techniques to engage, assess, and treat children with anxiety. Interventions will address the core treatment components: Psychoeducation, somatic management, affective expression, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and relapse prevention. Although the focus of this training will be on treating children with anxiety, many of the interventions can be adapted for use with other treatment populations. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Articulate the types of anxiety disorders.

2. Differentiate normal versus problem anxiety.

3. Describe the core components of CBT for treating anxious children.

4. Discuss the benefits of integrating playful techniques with CBT to treat anxious children.

5. List the steps for implementing an exposure plan to help a child manage anxiety.

6. Implement innovative CBT techniques to treat childhood anxiety

 

Day 3: Creative Evidence-Based Interventions for Traumatized Children  

Many children are referred to therapy because they have experienced a trauma.  This training will highlight the impact of trauma on children, as well as the risk and protective factors that influence a child’s experience of a traumatic event. The instructor’s innovative trauma assessment model will be presented, along with creative therapy techniques for treating traumatized children. Trauma-specific issues will be discussed including post-traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, dissociation, and post-traumatic play.

Learning Objectives:

1. Summarize the risk and protective factors that influence a child’s experience of a traumatic event. 

2. Define post-traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, dissociation, and post-traumatic play.

3. List the core components of trauma treatment.

4. List the goals of conducting a trauma narrative.

5. Implement innovative techniques to treat childhood trauma.

 

 

To register your interest, please email us at workshops@apdtraining.com.au.

 


 

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