Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety

Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW

December 5, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Saint Paul University, Ottawa
Light refreshments served

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Overview of Program

Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety   Day 1

We’ve all heard of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and its many uses, especially for treating children with anxiety. CBT is the most empirically supported treatment for treating childhood anxiety. While we know how effective CBT can be, the challenge lies in getting children who are suffering from anxiety to engage in treatment.

In this one-day workshop, a brief overview of CBT will be presented, along with innovative techniques to engage, assess, and treat children with anxiety. Interventions will address core treatment components: Psychoeducation, parenting skills, relaxation, affective expression, cognitive coping, and gradual exposure.

Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW is a leading expert in integrating creative, developmentally appropriate interventions so that children will engage in treatment. She will present therapeutic games, art, stories, and other engaging activities for use with children aged 6-12.


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.

She provides clinical supervision to mental health practitioners, runs a play-therapy externship program, 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.


CCPA accreditation for MAGentix's workshops  
CCPA      6 CEC’s   CACCF   6 CEU’s
This seminar qualifies for 6 CECs for OACCPP members. OACCPP does not endorse or approve this training program or activity.   Approved for 5.5 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and no hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). However, if both days are attended then 1 hour of MDPAC CCI credits is approved.



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Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives 

1) Describe the core components of evidence-based CBT for treating anxious children.
2) Discuss the benefits of integrating playful approaches in CBT treatment.
3) Implement creative interventions to engage, assess, and treat anxious children. 2

Who is This Training For?

This seminar is for:

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Medical Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Youth Workers
  • Counsellors and Therapists
  • Family Therapists
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Case Managers
  • Clergy
  • Other Professionals in the Human Service Sector
  • Current students in these related fields


  • December 5, 2019 | 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Saint-Paul University, 223 Main St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4
  • Parking at the University for $11.00/day or public parking nearby.