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BT18 Speech 09 - My Dos and Don'ts of Working with Children: The Union of Creativity and Problem Solving - Lynn Lyons, MSW

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Speeches |  Children and Adolescent Therapy |  Art and Creativity |  Brief Therapy |  Family Therapy |  Anxiety |  Depression |  Goals of the Therapist
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2018 |  Online Continuing Education
Lynn Lyons, LICSW
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2018
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We don't often think of creativity and problem solving as equal partners in therapy with children. But when struggling families arrive at your office, it is the immediate blending of these two components that allows you and the family to move quickly from overwhelmed to engaged, confused to targeted. Based on 29 years of successes and failures, this speech will offer ideas to immediately connect with families, help them untangle the tired messiness they often arrive with, and create active interventions that build momentum, create new patterns, and offer hope.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Utilize the 7 patterns of thought and action to identify the salient problems, teach skills, and set goals with families.
  2. Create and use assignments for families that develop flexibility, action, and emotional management.
  3. List the common therapeutic pitfalls that actually support the disorders of anxiety and depression in families.

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Lynn Lyons, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who lives in Concord, New Hampshire and is in private practice there. For 26 years, Lynn has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. Lynn received her BA in English from Williams College in 1987, her Masters in Social Work from Boston University in 1990, and has been training extensively with the world’s experts in clinical hypnosis and strategic therapy since 1993.