Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

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Thrive Behavioral Health

9627 Philadelphia Road

 Suite 160

Rosedale, MD


Chessa Reid
Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars

Schedule Outline:

Day 1 Outline:

8:30am – 9:00am: Registration

9:00am – 10:15am: Lecture

  • Define grief, traumatic grief, and disenfranchised grief.

10:15am – 10:30am: Morning Break

10:30am – 12:00pm: Lecture

  • Describe the continuum of parent-child relationships after separation and divorceDescribe the continuum of parent-child relationships after separation and divorce..

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Lecture

3:00pm – 3:15pm: Afternoon Break

3:15pm – 4:15pm: Lecture

  • Questions & Answers

4:15pm – 4:30pm: Summary and Evaluation








Presenter: Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
6 CE Hours/Clock Hours/ Contact Hours


When children enter therapy because they have experienced a significant loss, 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.  This workshop will present a brief theoretical overview followed by a variety of playful interventions to treat children and teens coping with bereavement and divorce. A range of innovative activities will be outlined, including therapeutic games, art, and stories.

This workshop is designed for:

Social workers (LCSW, LMSW, LISW, BSW, AAW), psychologists (Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D.) school counselors, school psychologist, professional counselors (LMHC, LCMHC, CMHC, LPC, LCPC), marriage and family therapists (LMFT, LIMFT) art therapists, play therapists, occupational therapists, graduate students, and others in the mental health-related field.  

Learning Objectives:

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to…

1)    Define grief, traumatic grief, and disenfranchised grief.

2)   Identify the impact of loss at diffrent developmental stages.

3)    Articulate the contiuum of parent-child relationships after separation and divorce.

4)    Identify the key areas to assess when working with a bereaved child in play therapy.

5)   Describe strategies to maintain neutrality when working with high-conflict divorce cases.

6)    Apply at least 5 new interventions in sessions with children and families coping with bereavement and divorce.      

Presenter: Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S

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 since 1988. She presents trainings across North America and abroad. She provides clinical supervision to mental health practitioners, runs a play-therapy internship program, and consults to several mental health agencies. She has authored numerous books, including: Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes: Therapeutic Exercises for Sexually Traumatized Children; Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children; Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce; Cory Helps Kids Cope with Divorce; and Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada.


EARLY BIRD (until March 26, 2019): $150.00

REGISTRATION (March 27  and after): $175.00

ADA Accommodations:

Reasonable accommodations will be provided by Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars if requested by phone or email at least 3 weeks in advance of the workshop.

Cancellation Policy:

Written cancellation must be received in our office at least ten business days prior to the training.  If we receive notification within 10 business days, you will receive either a refund or voucher, minus a $15.00 processing fee.  If we do not receive notification within the 10 business days, you will not receive a refund or voucher.  Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars reserves the right to cancel a training due to inclement weather or low attendance.  In this event, CBPS will provide you with a full refund.  In the event of inclement weather please check your email for CBPS notifications/instructions and/or voicemail phone system.


Change of Instructors:

     CBPS also reserves the right to change instructors if needed to ensure an effective training.  In the event that this takes place you will be notified with the change as soon as possible.

CE Certificates:

Certificates are emailed 14 days after training is complete, if a participant has provided the following: registration fees in full, proof of attendance required by type of workshop (ie, signing in and out on attendance sheets at in person workshops, logging in on webinars, etc.), provided all required information accurately, and completed the workshop evaluation.

Grievance Protocol:

     Please contact Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars via email (cbps2006@gmail.com) or phone (240-535-1433) and we will send you our Grievance Report document for you to fill out and send back to us.  On this form we will need you to provide basic contact information as well as a detailed description of the grievance you wish to report.  All reports will be reviewed, responded to, and appropriate measures will be taken to address any concerns or issues you may have with CBPS, its staff, or training materials.


Continuing Education

Continuing Education Approval for Licensed Mental Health Counselors/Social Workers/ School Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists/Art Therapists 


 Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars (CBPS), approval number provider #1602, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards, www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period from 5/14/2018 to 5/14/2019.  CBPS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 12 continuing education clock hours in participating in this course.

Also, Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars (CBPS) is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category I continuing education programs. Social Work Boards in most states accept this approval status. 


Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars (CBPS) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5763. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CBPS is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars (CBPS) is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school Psychologists, provider #1067. CBPS maintains responsibility for the program.


The Maryland Board of Psychology Examiners recognizes the National Association of School Psychologist approval status with CBPS and grants CE hours to clinical psychologists in Maryland, Washington, DC and many other states.


 Chesapeake Professional Seminars (CBPS) is an Association for Play Therapy (APT) approved provider of continuing education, APT Approved Provider #97-034.


CBPS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board of Social Work, Provider #0122; and the Board of Mental Health Practitioners, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Provider #MHC-0009 and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, provider #MFT-0008.

ART THERAPISTS (excluding New York State)

Art Therapists (LCAT, ATR-BC) may obtain CE Hours based on our NBCC approval status.