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Liana Lowenstein's Eblast
May, 2011


In this issue...
  • Articles added to my website
  • Featured technique
  • Discount offer of the month
  • Clinician of the month
  • Upcoming workshops
  • Free eBook
  • Call for submissions
  • Pass it on

Articles added to my website

Read the latest articles added to my web site:

Ways to Explain Play Therapy to Parents by Amy Wickstrom

Social Media Marketing for Mental Health Professionals by Phyllis Zimbler Miller

Featured Technique

Add to your repertoire of creative therapeutic interventions. Check out the featured technique on my website: Red or Black by Nicole LaRochelle.

Discount offer of the month

Conversation Cards were created by Dr. Amy Wickstrom to spark good conversation between parents and children, but they can also be used by therapists in clinical settings. This interactive game offers a fun and easy way to teach children about family values, feelings, social skills, and healthy relationships. Each card in the deck has a sentence prompt for participants to verbally respond to, but playing also requires participants to physically move around the room, making it more playful and engaging for everyone. Conversation Cards are also a highly effective tool when applied in schools, youth programs, and childcare settings. Receive 10% off your purchase of Conversation Cards with coupon code: CC10.

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Clinician of the month

Heather Frantum-Mathes provides outpatient therapy at Counseling Services of Southern Minnesota. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S). Heather is a passionate, devoted play therapist who has a candid ability to make lasting connections with children. She is ingenious at developing creative interventions and unique opportunities that allow children to embrace their potential. Heather’s advocacy in Southern Minnesota has also been influential contributing to an overall awareness of how play truly is the language of the child. Her dedication is evidenced by her willingness to spend the extra time in and out of the office to help a child. We are grateful to have such an amazing person working as part of our team. (Nominated by Justin D. Kruse)

Do you know someone who is an outstanding child/family clinician—someone who goes the extra mile? Send me an email under subject heading ‘Clinician of the Month’ and I will send you a nomination form. The person chosen each month will receive a complimentary copy of one of my books.

Upcoming workshops

May 20, 2011: Grayson, KY
"Play Therapy Theory and Techniques"
For further info contact:

May 23, 2011: London, Ontario
Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy
"Engagement, Assessment, and Treatment Planning"
For further info contact:

June 4, 2011, Vancouver, BC
"Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Troubled Children and Families"
For further info go to:

June 10, 2011, Boston, MA
"Creative Family Therapy Techniques"
For further info go to:

June 20, 2011: London, Ontario
Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy
"Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children and Children of Divorce"
For further info contact:

August 8-12, 2011, Cape Cod, MA
"Creative Play Therapy Interventions"
For further info:

September 28, 2011: Digby, Nova Scotia
"Creative Family Therapy Techniques"
Further info: Nova Scotia Council for the Family:

September 30, 2011: Indianapolis, Indiana
"Creative Techniques to Engage Children and Youth in Counseling"
Further info: Indiana School Social Work Association:

October 13, 2011: Sacramento, California
"Creative Family Play Therapy Techniques" (Co-presented with Trudy Post Sprunk)
For further info: Association for Play Therapy:

October 14, 2011: Sacramento, California
"Helping Children of Divorce Survive and Thrive"
For further info: Association for Play Therapy:

October 21, 2011: Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
"Creative Interventions for Children and Families"
Further info: British Association for Play Therapy:

October 22, 2011: London, United Kingdom
"Creative Interventions for Children and Families"
Further info: British Association for Play Therapy:

November 17, 2011: Ottawa, Ontario
"Creative Interventions for Sexually Abused and Traumatized Children"
Further info: Rebecca Fromowittz, Jewish Family Services Ottawa: 613-722-2225

November 18, 2011: Toronto, Ontario
"Creative Interventions for Children and Families"
Further info: Leading Edge Seminars:

A complete list of my upcoming speaking events is posted on my website.

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Free eBook

Favorite Therapeutic Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Interventions is a creative collection of assessment and treatment techniques developed by some of my colleagues. You can download this eBook at no charge by clicking here.

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Call for submissions

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Copyright 2011 by Liana Lowenstein


Liana Lowenstein, MSW
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