DATES: Tuesday 14th May and Wednesday 15th May 2024 

    TIME: 8:00am to 11:00am each day (Sydney time)

    The webinar will be recorded and available for a limited time after the live webinar so you can register and watch it in your own time until 24th May 2024.

    COST: $425 (incl. GST) Half-price for students

    EARLY-BIRD OFFER: Only $375 if you register and pay by 14th April 2024




    When children enter therapy because they have experienced the death of a cared person, they are at a very vulnerable time in their lives. They are often anxious about the therapeutic process and reluctant to talk directly about painful feelings. Activities that are creative and play-based can engage children and help them to express their thoughts and feelings. 

    Join award-winning author and international speaker Liana Lowenstein, as she equips you with the knowledge and tools needed to work effectively with grieving children, teens, and families. 
    You will learn up-to-date grief theory, an innovative model for assessing bereaved children, and a variety of creative techniques to help children bereaved by suicide, homicide, mass violence, military casualties, natural disaster, and other types of loss. 
    Watch the creative interventions come to life through activity demonstrations and videos of actual client sessions, and leave with a toolkit of new and engaging ways of helping children navigate their grief journey. 
    1. Explain key concepts such as disenfranchised grief, traumatic grief, prolonged grief disorder, and the dual process of grief.
    2. Identify the core tenets of grief informed practice.
    3. Describe the key guidelines for explaining death to a child.  
    4. Implement an innovative model for assessing bereaved children.
    5. Apply a variety of innovative activities to help children bereaved by suicide, homicide, mass violence, military casualties, natural disaster, and other types of loss. 
    6. Utilize play-based techniques to open communication between children and their caregivers. 

    THE PRESENTER: Liana Lowenstein

    Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S, 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. Her 14 books are used by mental health professionals all over the world. She is a dynamic speaker who has provided trainings throughout North America and abroad, including China, South Africa, Israel, England, Turkey, New Zealand, and Australia. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada. For more information visit: www.lianalowenstein.com


    TO REGISTERCLICK HERE to download the registration form and then send the completed form to workshops@apdtraining.com.au


    After registration and payment, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.