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Evidence-Based Interventions for Traumatized Children & Adolescents

Presented by Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW

Friday, November 10, 2017  |  Winnipeg, mb

!  Important Notice:

Please note, the brochure reflects incorrect days. This workshop is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2017.

Date & Location

Friday, November 10, 2017 – Friday, November 10, 2017

9:00am – 4:00pm

Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel

1715 Wellington Avenue

Winnipeg, MB

phone:  204.775.9889

fax:  204.775.4576

website:  http://www.bestwestern.com/

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

There have been a number of treatments developed and tested in recent years specifically geared to treating traumatized children. These approaches share many of the same core components, as listed below (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2013):

  • Engaging clients
  • Conducting a systemic assessment
  • Providing psychoeducation
  • Addressing children and families’ traumatic stress reactions
  • Completing and processing a trauma narrative
  • Enhancing emotional regulation and anxiety management
  • Facilitating adaptive coping
  • Strengthening parenting skills and behaviour management
  • Enhancing safety skills

The effectiveness of trauma-treatment with children and adolescents is enhanced by integrating playful, developmentally appropriate interventions so children will engage in treatment. Playful therapeutic techniques motivate children and adolescents to participate in sessions, facilitate skill building, and lead to a greater sense of enjoyment in the therapeutic process.

This workshop will cover the following three components:

  1. Theoretical Overview: 1. A brief theoretical overview will be presented to provide a context for the assessment and treatment interventions. This will include a review of recent empirical findings on the impact of trauma on children, and a review of the benefits of integrating playful techniques into trauma treatment.
  2. Assessment: 2. The instructor’s innovative trauma assessment model will be presented. Workshop attendees will receive a packet of trauma assessment activities so they can utilize it immediately in their clinical practice. Participants will learn how to use the assessment as a basis for formulating realistic, measurable treatment goals.
  3. Treatment: 3. A variety of creative techniques will be presented to address the core components of trauma-treatment: Psychoeducation (e.g., educating children and parents about trauma and its treatment); parenting skills (use of effective parenting interventions such as praise, positive attention, and contingency reinforcement procedures); relaxation skills (focused breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and other relaxation activities to reverse the physiologic manifestations of traumatic stress); affective modulation skills (feeling identification; recognizing and self-regulating negative affective states); cognitive coping (recognizing relations among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; replacing unhelpful thoughts with more adaptive thoughts); trauma narrative (creating a narrative of the child’s traumatic experiences, correcting cognitive distortions about these experiences, and placing these experiences in the context of the child’s whole life); in vivo mastery of trauma reminders (graduated exposure to feared stimuli); conjoint child-parent sessions (joint sessions in which the child shares the trauma narrative with parents and other family issues are addressed); and enhancing future safety and development (addressing safety concerns related to prevention of future trauma, return to normal developmental trajectory).

Participants will come away with many new and creative interventions they can use with clients from preschoolers to teens.

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the core components of evidence-based trauma treatment
  2. Discuss the benefits of integrating playful approaches in trauma treatment
  3. Apply at least three techniques to assess traumatized children and adolescents
  4. Implement at least five new interventions to treat traumatized children and adolescents
  5. Describe how to adapt the trauma narrative for use with complexly traumatized children and adolescents
  6. Describe two techniques to strengthen parenting skills.

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.

Your Presenter(s)

Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW

Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist- Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families since 1988. She is known as a dynamic speaker and presents trainings across North America and abroad. She provides clinical supervision to mental health practitioners, runs a play-therapy internship program, and consults to several mental health agencies. She served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy for nine years and is the former Education Chair of the Canadian Play Therapy Certificate Program. She is the author of Creative Interventions for Troubled Children & Youth; Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children; Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety and other acclaimed books on child and family therapy. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada.

Author Creative Interventions For Troubled Children & Youth

Who Should Attend

Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

Recommended Accommodation

Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel

1715 Wellington Avenue

Winnipeg, MB

phone:  204.775.9889

fax:  204.775.4576

website:  http://www.bestwestern.com/

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

For November 8-9, 2017

Standard Room – $114 + Tax

Cut off date is October 9, 2017


* Please ask for the Jack Hirose & Associates rate booking code 140953 

* Please note that the number of rooms at our corporate rates are limited. 


When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Working with Hard-to-Engage Children & Adolescents
Individual $229 $249
Group 3-7 $214 $234
Group 8-14 $199 $219
Group 15+ $179 $199
Full-Time Student $179 $199
Evidence-Based Interventions for Traumatized Children
Individual $229 $249
Group 3-7 $214 $234
Group 8-14 $199 $219
Group 15+ $179 $199
Full-Time Student $179 $199
2 DAY OPTION: Attend Both Dr. Lowenstein Workshops and SAVE!
*Select 2 Day Option at registration
Individual $399 $419
Group 3-7 $379 $399
Group 8-14 $359 $379
Group 15+ $324 $344
Full-Time Student $324 $344

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Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: October 27, 2017
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Friday, October 27, 2017.

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