29 May 2020



DATE: Friday 29th May 2020 

TIME: 8.00am to 11.00am AEST (Sydney time)

COST: $149 (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:

Therapy is most effective when treatment is based on a comprehensive assessment. This three-hour training will outline a step-by-step model for assessing children and teens with a wide variety of presenting issues. Participants will learn an innovative assessment model they can implement immediately into their practice. 

A number of key issues will be highlighted, including differentiating between a regular assessment and a trauma assessment; choosing assessment tools to fit individual client needs; delivering assessment via online services; pacing assessment interventions to match client readiness; and gathering information from caregivers and collaterals.

Creative activities will be presented to assess the following domains: (1) Presenting problems; (2) Symptoms and Coping strategies; (3) Family and community relationships. Case examples will demonstrate the assessment techniques.

The key steps for developing a treatment plan will be outlined, and a sample treatment plan will be presented.

Participants will receive a packet of assessment activities that they can use immediately in their clinical practice.


Learning Objectives:

1) Implement techniques to assess children and adolescents.
2) List the key steps for developing a treatment plan.
3) Identify guidelines for providing feedback to caregivers



For more information or to registerplease email us at workshops@apdtraining.com.au.



19 August 2020



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 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. 


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



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