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Creative Evidence-Based Interventions for Children Coping with Trauma and Loss

4-day Training Program

This four-day course is for mental health practitioners who provide therapy to children, adolescents, and their families and are interested in augmenting their clinical skills and therapeutic toolkit. The course will cover various topics including rapport-building, engaging resistant children and parents in therapy, implementing an innovative assessment model, understanding the impact of trauma on children, and treating issues such as trauma, bereavement, and divorce.

Activities that are creative and play-based can engage children, help them to express their thoughts and feelings, and motivate them to learn and utilize coping skills. This workshop will present a variety of playful interventions, including therapeutic games, art, and stories. Since research highlights the importance of caregiver involvement in children’s treatment, ideas for use with caregivers and families will be highlighted.

Through didactic presentation, experiential exercises, and videos of actual client sessions, this training will combine theoretical material with hands-on therapeutic techniques. Participants will come away with many new and innovative engagement, assessment, and treatment interventions for use with children and families who present with a wide range of issues.


During this workshop series, participants will:

  • Use at least 3 interventions to engage clients in therapy.
  • Implement an innovative model for assessing children and families.
  • Describe the core components of evidence-based trauma treatment.
NOTE: The workshop will be held in English.
There will be no interpretation at the event.


Liana Lowenstein

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, Canada, since 1988. She presents trainings across North America and abroad. Recent speaking engagements include China, South Africa, Israel, England, and Australia. Liana’s 13 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.

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The workshops will take place from Thursday, May 11, 2023, to Sunday, May 14, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with short breaks in-between and a lunch break.


This workshop series is intended for psychotherapists, students of psychotherapy, psychiatrist, psychologist and other mental health professionals.


The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 35, so confirm your attendance as soon as possible.


Participants shall receive their certificate of attendance on the last day, signed by the workshop leader and the head of the workshop.


Registration fee for the Creative Evidence-Based Interventions for Children Coping with Trauma and Loss is € 680 and must be fully paid by Monday, March 6, 2023. The application for the workshop is confirmed only after the registration fee is entirely paid.

In the event of cancellation, we will refund half of the registration fee by Monday, March 27, 2023, after that date refunds will not be possible.

In case of an insufficient number of registered participants, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the event. In this case, the applicants will receive full refund of their registration fee, however, no reimbursement of any other costs incurred in connection with the workshop shall be made.


  • IBAN: SI56 6100 0001 7627 866

  • Zavod Spoznaj se
  • Tomšičeva 1a
  • 3310 Žalec
  • Slovenija

  • City Hotel Ljubljana
  • Dalamtinova 15
  • 1000 Ljubljana
  • Slovenija

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