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.



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