This next Lessons from the Playroom guest gave Lisa the most amazing surprise when she jumped on – it filled Lisa with so much joy, delight and an urge to connect … And this is totally what they’re talking about today – how to captivate, engage, be with (along with what to do), and create a playful connection with your child clients during the initial play therapy session. 

Lisa is joined by the one and only Liana Lowenstein. Liana 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, Canada for 32 years. She has 12 books (and is about to release her 13th!!) used by mental health professionals all over the world. 

Join Lisa and Liana in a conversation about:  

  • How to engage children (and their parents/caregivers) in the initial session (Liana will give tons of ideas, games and activities);
  • Knowing when a child is engaging and what to do if they’re feeling anxious or struggling to connect;
  • How to bring your play techniques, ideas and activities to life in an attuned way for your clients; and
  • The significance of “being with” your client in order to facilitate “the doing” aspects of a play therapy session

Listen to today’s episode and discover some really, really cool play therapy activities, techniques, strategies and ideas to use with your clients.

**And check out Liana’s newest book, Assessment & Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents & Families (vol. 4) that was just released today – there’s one creative and playful idea after another from so many therapists from around the world – it will fill your mind with so many different possibilities and strategies.

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