Interventions for Family and Child Therapy: Using stories and children’s therapy books

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST/8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CST

Live & Interactive Zoom Webinar

Cost $47

Includes Training Presentation PDF!

Obtain 3 hours of General Skill Building/Evidence-Based Treatment

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NBCC ACEP # 7091, CE Training Workshops has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #7091. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. CE Training Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. CE Training Workshops designates this continuing education activity for 3 continuing education hours of Evidence-Based Treatment.

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Target Audience: Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors.

Course Content: All Levels

Families face considerable and unique challenges such as addiction, domestic violence, trauma, grief, community violence, and economic struggles. Unique challenges require tailored interventions that children’s therapy books can offer to meet the needs of the family and children.

Because of this, areas of focus will include the “Do and Don’t” of using therapy books, how to teach caregivers to use therapy books with their families, understanding risks, and going through a piece of example sessions using a therapy book with a child in three different om one-on-one sessions. Books on caregiver addiction, grief, and building self-confidence are used as examples. Clinical interventions and strategies for using written stories are discussed.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to: 

Identify ways to measure successful interventions

Identify research supporting the use of stories and therapy books in benefiting clients.

Identify obstacles to using stories and therapy books and how to avoid them.

Determine how to select and use a book at an appropriate engagement and maturity level for the client.

Teach caregivers how to use stories in a healing way.

Determine the risks of using stories and children’s therapy books.

Meet Your Facilitator

Leo Bio

Leo DeBroeck is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Child Mental Health Specialist in Washington State. He is CBT Plus certified through the University of Washington and Harborview Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress Center. He has completed his Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology. He has worked in several different levels of care for mental health treatment including long-term inpatient care, WISe wraparound intensive services, school-based therapy services, and outpatient clinical settings.

He has published peer-reviewed scientific research on young adults related to suicidality. He has written several children’s therapy books, which are self-published and available on, for use in therapy settings addressing grief, self-confidence, addiction, neglect, abuse, and others. He is the president and founder of Counselor’s Choice Award, LLC which reviews and promotes scientifically validated counseling products, therapeutic tools, and books.


For your Information

Registration Deadline: Register until 30 minutes prior to the start time

The cost of the training includes a pdf of the presentation slides and any supplemental training materials and a certificate of completion.

Upon completion of the webinar, participants will receive an email with a link to complete an evaluation. Once completed, the participant will be able to download/print the certificate.

System Requirements: Internet and the ability to log into Zoom webinars when provided a meeting link which will be sent upon registration.

This is a live & interactive webinar which means that participants can interact with other participants and the instructor in live time.

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