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Evidence-Based Interventions for Traumatized Children and Adolescents

Presented by Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW

Friday, October 27, 2017  |  Vancouver, bc

!  Important Notice:

The Earlybird Deadline has been extended to October 24

Date & Location

Friday, October 27, 2017 – Friday, October 27, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wosk Auditorium, Jewish Community Centre

950 W. 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC

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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.

Through PowerPoint presentation, activity demonstrations, videos of client sessions, and experiential exercises, this workshop will cover the following three components: Theoretical Overview, Assessment and Treatment. A brief theoretical overview will be presented to provide a context for the assessment and treatment interventions.

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

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

Granville Island Hotel

1253 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC

phone:  604.683.7373

website:  www.granvilleislandhotel.com

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Our rates:

For November 29-30, 2017

Standard Room $149 + Tax

Cut off date is October 29th, 2017


* Please ask for the Jack Hirose & Associates rate.

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

Holiday Inn Vancouver

phone:  604.879.0511

website:  www.hivancouvercentre.com

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

For October 25-26, November 1-2 and November 29-30, 2017

Standard Room – $145 + Tax

Cut off date is 30 days prior to workshop


* Please ask for the Jack Hirose & Associates rate.

* 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 24, 2017
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

Please review our Registration Terms and Conditions for information on our cancellation policy, payment policies, rebates, and more. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions to register for a workshop or conference.

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Exhibitors are welcome at this event. We are pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities to businesses and organizations that provide services related to nursing, psychotherapy, addictions treatment, counselling, marriage & family therapy, psychology and other related fields.
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