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June 6th Register For 2 Credit Hours - Let's Get Creative Engaging Children in Therapeutic Settings

Apr 3, 2024 11:58:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

Research has demonstrated that one of the most important aspects of effective therapeutic work is engaging a client and building positive rapport and trust in the therapeutic relationship. In establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with children and adolescents, clinicians must find creative and innovative ways to make therapeutic work engaging and interactive. It is through this interactivity that children and adolescents are often most comfortable in expressing their thoughts and feelings in a way that feels natural and affirming for them.

LEts get creativeIn this presentation, we will explore 25 brief strategies and techniques that can be use in a variety of therapeutic settings to engage children and adolescents and address some common sources of distress such as anxiety, stress, and emotional dysregulation. The presentation itself will be interactive, and participants will be encouraged to engage in the activities and consider how these may be translated to their practice settings. The goal of this presentation is to broaden the therapeutic toolbox for practitioners and encourage thought and discussion on strategies that may be engaging and effective in supporting child and adolescent well-being. 

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Live Webinar
Thursday, June 6, 2024
9 AM – 11 AM

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  • 2.0 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC
  • Northwest AHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved provider of (Category A) Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. This program will provide 2.0 contact hours of (Category A) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists. No partial credit will be given.
  • Application has been submitted for 2.0 contact hours of General Skills Building credit from the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board.
  • This program does not provide specific NBCC Credits. However, per LCMHC licensure guidelines, you may submit up to 15 contact hours of continuing education by attending programs by affiliates of the National Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO). Northwest AHEC is a member of the NAO.


Amy Levine, MSW, LCSW, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work, where she teaches courses in child welfare and mental health and serves as a faculty member in the field education program. Amy has a practice background in both public and private child welfare services as well as mental health and worked for 12 years as a child, adolescent, and family therapist. Amy is also a North Carolina Certified Clinical Supervisor, providing supervision and consultation to LCSW-A’s in North Carolina. Amy’s practice and research interests include trauma-informed models of 
care, child and adolescent mental health, and the intersection of child welfare and behavioral health services. Amy enjoys providing training on a variety of practice topics and appreciates learning from and further supporting the important work carried out by our human service professionals.

This presenter is being supported through a partnership between UNC-CH, School of Social Work and the NCAHEC Program.



$25 — Registration Fee

Registration for this program is offered at a reduced fee through support from Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services.

Registration fee includes instructional, administrative costs, certificate of completion and program materials.


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Tags: behavioral health, Pediatric, therapy, adolescent

Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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