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Liana Lowenstein's Eblast
September, 2014


In this issue...
  • New book
  • Read free excerpts
  • Articles added to my website
  • Featured technique
  • YouTube video
  • Discount offer of the month
  • Upcoming workshops
  • Speaking tour in Australia
  • Favorite Pins from Pinterest
  • Free eBook
  • Get useful tips and ideas
  • Pass it on

New book

Cory Helps Kids Cope with Sexual Abuse: Playful Activities for Traumatized Children: This innovative book combines a therapeutic story with a variety of activities to help children cope with sexual abuse and complex trauma. Therapeutic games, art, puppets, and other engaging techniques address the eight components of TF-CBT. Includes a reproducible story, assessment and treatment activities, and detailed parent handouts. Geared to children aged 4 to 12. Regular Price: $19.95. Get 20% off with coupon code PC14 (offer valid until September 17, 2014). Buy now

If you reside outside of North America, the book will be available in November from the retailers below:

South Africa:
Other countries:


“This is a terrific, clinically focused book for therapists treating children who have been sexually abused and their families. Ms. Lowenstein describes a variety of creative interventions to implement the TF-CBT components. Clinicians will substantially benefit from having this book in their professional library.”
- Anthony P. Mannarino, Ph.D.
TF-CBT Co-Developer

“I have always been impressed with Liana Lowenstein’s publications and the respectful, developmentally appropriate, and playful ways she addresses serious clinical issues. This book is another must-have for practitioners seeking innovative ways to help children heal from sexual abuse and complex trauma.”
-Sue Foley, MSW, MEd.
Social Worker, Australia
Councilor for ISPCAN

Book signing
Get your new book signed at the Association for Play Therapy Conference: October 8, 2014, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Self-Esteem Bookstore, Exhibit Hall.

Read free excerpts

Free excerpts for my books are available on my website. Go to the books page on my website then click on “show details.” Website:

Articles added to my website

Read the latest articles added to my web site:

Understanding and Helping Children who Dissociate: Tips for Therapists By Liana Lowenstein

The Healing Power of Family Play By Charlotte Reznick

Featured technique

Add to your repertoire of creative therapeutic interventions. Check out this month’s featured technique on my website: Magic Ice Cream Palace by Jose Colon.

YouTube video

No Rules Pick-Up Sticks is a therapeutic intervention created by Scott Riviere, Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana, United States. This creative technique helps children learn the value of rules and strengthens social skills. Watch this technique come alive on YouTube.

I welcome your feedback on this technique so please post your comments on my YouTube channel. Subscribe to my channel and get announcements on the latest videos.

Discount offer of the month

Thirty-One Gifts produces the highest quality totes, purses, thermals, and organizational products at an affordable price that will keep you put together, stylish, and unique when going to see clients and will help you organize your house and car to have greater ease in your everyday life. Whether you are taking toys in a large utility tote (personalized with “Play Therapy” or “Jack’s Toys”) to many different locations in a day, keeping your lunch cool in a thermal tote, or keeping your desk tidy with an oh-snap bin, Thirty-One has you covered. These must have items will compliment any home, office or classroom setting. Check out our latest catalogue: Order online directly by clicking one of the “Liana’s Newsletter Subscribers” links under “My Parties” or by sending an email to subject line “Liana’s Discount”

Be one of the first 20 orders and receive 20% off your order (a refund will be given with your email order). In honor of the 9th month of the year, the 9th order received will be getting everything they ordered for FREE. If you are not in the first 20 orders, no worries, you will still receive a 15% discount for orders received in September. Surprise customers will be given a free gift. Lastly, for every $35 you spend you can grab one of the new All-Day Organizing Totes for only $15 this month! Order anything after the month of September through email and continue to enjoy a 5% discount just for asking for “Liana’s Discount.” These discounts are on all product totals before S/H and tax. They are exclusive to and only can be redeemed from Thirty-One consultant Eric Julian Walker at

This is an exclusive offer only available to recipients of Liana’s newsletter!

Upcoming Workshops

September 17-19, 2014: Kenora, Ontario
Topic: TF-CBT: Blending Theory with Innovative Techniques
Further info:

October 8, 2014: Houston, Texas
Topic: Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce
Further info:

December 3-4, 2014: Toronto, Ontario
Topic: Creative TF-CBT Techniques for Youth and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
(Note: This workshop is for those who have completed a two-day introductory training on TF-CBT)
Further info:

March 28, 2015: Seattle, WA
Topic: Creative Play Therapy Techniques for Children and Families
Further info: Washington Association for Play Therapy:

April 20, 2015: Milwaukee, WI
Topic: Creative Family Therapy Techniques
Further info: Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy:

Are you looking for an innovator speaker for your conference or agency training event? Contact me for topics, rates and availability: (Tel) 416-575-7836 (email)

Speaking tour in Australia

I will be teaching a series of workshops in Australia in February 2015:

Topic: Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Families
Locations and Dates: Brisbane, February 5, Canberra, February 23, Melbourne, February 26.
Further info:

Topic: Creative Interventions for Children Coping with Bereavement and Divorce
Locations and Dates: Brisbane, February 6, Canberra, February 24, Melbourne, February 27.
Further info:

Topic: Creative Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Children and Families
Location and Date: Sydney, February 18
Further info:

Topic: Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children and Families
Locations and Dates: Sydney, February 19
Further info:

Topic: Creative Interventions for Sexually Abused and Traumatised Children
Locations and Dates: Sydney, February 20
Further info:

Favorite pins from Pinterest

Pinterest is an AMAZING way to get great ideas! Here are some of my favorite Pins from Pinterest:

50 signs of good therapy. To access this go to my Pinterest page and click on Play Therapy and Counseling:

Kids who hit and how to teach them not to: To access this go to my Pinterest page and click on Parenting:

Did you miss my November eblast featuring my list of Favorite Psychotherapy things 2013? To see my list go to my Pinterest page and click on Favorite Psychotherapy Things 2013: http://

Follow me on Pinterest and get great ideas! Simply go to my Pinterest page and click “Follow” on the boards that interest you:

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

Get useful tips and ideas

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Copyright 2014 by Liana Lowenstein


Liana Lowenstein, MSW

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