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S21-105: Calm, Cool, and Connected: Integrating Yoga in Play Therapy for Children and Trauma

Total Credits: 3

100 Children & Adolescents |  800 Online
Kristen Owens, LCSW-C, CPT-C, RPT
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes



This experiential workshop will explore the benefits of using yoga techniques within play therapy as a way to support children in strengthening their self-awareness, self-regulation, self-confidence, and resilience. Workshop participants will get an opportunity to learn and practice creative ways to incorporate kid-friendly yoga postures and breathing techniques into individual, family, and group therapy sessions using games, art, and books. We will also explore the neuroscience behind yoga and its benefits for incorporating yoga techniques in our work with clients, especially those with a history of trauma.


Kristen Owens, LCSW-C, CPT-C, RPT Related seminars and products: 1

Hi, my name is Kristian Owens and I am a Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping young people live a resilient life!

One of the things that I admire most about young people is their resilience (i.e. their ability to recover from difficulties). I’ve had the privilege to practice in various settings, including private, public, and alternative schools, inpatient facilities, community mental health agencies, and private practice. No matter the setting, I always stumbled upon the theme of resilience in my work with children, adolescents, and families. For me, this demonstrated that individuals possess the strengths to heal and grow from their life experiences.

In my practice, I aim to provide acceptance, genuineness, and warmth in my interactions with clients and their families. During sessions, I often use my extensive training in play therapy, expressive arts, and brain-body interventions to help individuals make sense of life’s challenges. As an expert in each of these therapeutic approaches, I’ve repeatedly noticed that once I accept a child for who they are as a person, they naturally process and organize their world through play and art. In order to optimize treatment success, I also value collaboration with caregivers and other professionals involved in a child’s life.

It is truly a privilege to be doing what I am most passionate about, which is helping young people realize their potential and pursue an abundant life. I consider it a valuable gift to be a witness and partner in a young person’s healing process, and I look forward to serving in this capacity with each interaction I have with a client and family.

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Agenda & Learning Objectives


09:00am Registration
10:00am - 11:00am


11:00am - 11:15am     Break
11:15am - 12:00pm

Lecture (Continued)

12:00pm-12:15pm Questions & Adjournment



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify at least two benefits of incorporating yoga techniques into play therapy sessions.
  • Specify yoga/play therapy techniques to incorporate into individual, family, and group sessions. 
  • Identify appropriate yoga/play therapy techniques to use in session based on the child’s behavioral/emotional needs. 

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  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

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  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

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Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after 2020 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Course Completion & CE Information


Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {3} Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.


ASWB Approved

Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete the online course evaluation located in your account. After the online course evaluation is completed, you are then able to download your certificate. Partial Credit will not be given for participants who arrive late or leave early.


Unversity of Maryland School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Professional Education, provider #1611, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UMSSW Office of CPE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/11/2021 to 02/11/2024. Social workers participating in this course receive {3} continuing education credits.


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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

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