UPCOMING EVENTS

19 August 2020

3 DAY WORKSHOP POSTPONED 

 

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, THIS WORKSHOP WILL NOT BE GOING AHEAD AS SCHEDULED. WE WILL POST UPDATES IF AND WHEN THIS WORKSHOP IS ABLE TO BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FUTURE. 

 

Speaker: Jessica Heller-Bhatt, Registered Psychologist

Jessica Heller-Bhatt, Registered Psychologist and student 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. 

 

Register your interest by email to workshops@apdtraining.com.au.

 


 

22 February 2021

 

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

 

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

 

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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