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. In this presentation, we will explore 25 brief strategies and techniques that can be used 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. Faculty Amy Levine, MSW, LCSW Clinical Instructor University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work This program is being offered in association with the University of North Carolina, School of Social Work's AHEC Training Partnership. Webinar Information This webinar will be broadcast with Zoom. Instructions to join the webinar will be emailed prior to the event. You can test your computer by going to the Zoom Test Page.
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