Creative Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Anxiety

ID: 5745WEB

This highly experiential webinar draws from the fields of cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga, mindfulness, and expressive arts. We will explore creative strategies and activities for psychoeducation and intervention with children and teenagers ages 6-17 who experience anxiety. We will review important information about children and adolescents with anxiety, including ways to incorporate parent support. Participants will learn child & adolescent friendly ways to provide therapeutic support to their clients, including: developing appropriate psychoeducation, strategies to foster a calmer nervous system, externalizing the problem, and building a repertoire of effective coping skills. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical

Instructor: Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT-S
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain and provide psychoeducation about anxiety to youth and families
  • Utilize a variety of play, art, and mindfulness-based interventions for children and adolescents with anxiety
  • Describe the important phases and goals when working with anxious youth

    Webinar Outline

    10:00 am Welcome/Introductions

    10:05 am Psychoeducation

  • Facts & prevalence
  • Psychoeducation video
  • Helpful books
  • Expanding on books/videos
  • Utilizing games for psychoeducation

    11:30 am Interventions
  • Mindfulness, yoga, and other nervous system calming tools
  • Externalizing the problem
  • Case example & sample treatment plan
  • Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
  • Additional strategies, interventions, and coping tools

    12:50 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT-S, is a licensed clinical social worker, certified child life specialist, and registered play therapist supervisor. She has been supporting children & families for over 15 years, and owns a private practice in Denville, NJ called Morris County Play Therapy. She has many years experience working with children who have a parent with cancer, children who are grieving the loss of a loved one, as well as children and families in Early Intervention. She has a passion for providing clinical support & case consultation to clinicians pursuing their play therapy certification.

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