Creative Interventions with Teens


August 9, 2024


9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST


NBCC Hours: 6

ACEP NO. 7105




Therapy with teens involves adaptive techniques to address various presenting symptoms while considering an adolescent’s developmental level and establishing strong rapport. Creative Interventions with Teens is an informational and experiential training that provides therapists the opportunity to gain skills for the therapy room when working with adolescent clients. The training provides therapists various considerations to assess a teen’s readiness for therapy and levels of parent involvement. Creative interventions, a focus on client’s strengths, and integrating the therapist’s modalities will be explored to generate new approaches for the therapy room when working with this population. Therapists will identify complications they have experienced in working with teens that may be impacting the therapeutic relationship. Participants will we be taught creative interventions for building rapport, addressing self-esteem, approaching social relationships, and exploring negative cognitions.

Virtual Training Information

  • You may Attend Live or Virtual.
  • If you register for the Virtual Classroom training, make sure you have a good WIFI connection.
  • Your computer will need a camera for you to be visible throughout the entire training to receive the certificate.
  • We will be using Zoom for the training, and I will send you a link by Tuesday evening the week before the training.
  • Please note that during the training there will be one 15-minute break.

Learning Objectives

  1. Assess a teen’s readiness for therapy and levels of parent involvement.
  2. Identify considerations for the therapeutic relationship.
  3. Explain how to approach resistance with teens in therapy.
  4. Apply 2 Sandtray Therapy interventions to a personal professional experience.
  5. Select 3 creative interventions for teens.
  6. Demonstrate 2 creative interventions and provide small group experiential practices.


9:00 am – Assessing readiness and levels of parent involvement
9:45 am – Considerations for the therapeutic relationship
10:30 am – Break
10:45 am – Approaching resistance with teens
12:15 pm – Lunch break
12:45 pm – Creative interventions
2:30 pm – Break
2:45 pm – Creative interventions


Cristina Alvarez


Cristina Alvarez joined the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships in 2018. She earned her Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Cristina became Licensed as a Professional Counselor in 2018. Cristina is EMDR Trained and is an Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist. Her background includes counseling in a private university setting where she helped college students cope and adapt with life transitions and as a crisis counselor for children in schools. She works with adolescents, parents, and adults, specializing in trauma work.

Approved Continuing Education Provider

CCFAM Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7105. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CCFAM Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

This training is non-refundable, unless cancelled by training provider. Event will be cancelled if fewer than 6 participants.


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