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F20-103 Who Let the ANTs Out?: Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Play Therapy Techniques for Anxiety in Children

Total Credits: 3 including 3 ASWB Approved

100 Children & Adolescents |  800 Online
Sonia Hinds, APRN, PMH-BC, RPT-S
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes




Social anxiety in children is among the four most common forms of anxiety. Given the challenges with the pandemic and social distancing, the number of individuals with social anxiety is expected to increase significantly. The demand for strategies to provide quality treatment is on the rise. This training will provide creative and innovative ways to engage clients in the therapeutic process, including the use of teleplay.



Sonia Hinds, APRN, PMH-BC, RPT-S Related seminars and products:

Sonia Hinds is the Founder and CEO of Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars and the Founder and Director for Barstow Acres Children’s Center which is a non-profit organization that provides mental health services to children and adults.  She received her master’s degree in Mental Health Nursing from Howard University. She has served as a U.S. Army Nurse and is a Board Certified- Advanced Psychiatric Registered Nurse.

Agenda & Learning Objectives



09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30                               
  • Stating the diagnostic criteria for social anxiety
  • Identifying the tenets of CBT as described by Aaron Beck
  • Describing the work of Daniel Amen as it relates to ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts)
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:15
  • Demonstrate CBT, play therapy and teleplay strategies to engage children, given the challenges with Corona Virus Pandemic and social distancing.
12:15 Questions & Adjournment




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

  • State the diagnostic criteria for Social Anxiety  
  • Identify the tenets of CBT as described by Aaron Beck
  • Describe the work of Daniel Amen as it relates to ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts)
  • Demonstrate CBT, play therapy and teleplay strategies to engage children, given the challenges with Corona Virus Pandemic and social distancing.                   

Bibliography & References



  1. Journal of Counseling and Development. Vol 93, Issue 1 pages 45-58.  01 January, 2015. A Meta-analytic Review of Child-Centered Play Therapy Approaches. Yung-Wei Lin & Sue C. Bratton.  Publisher: American Counseling Association. 
  2. Cavett, A.M., (2015). Cognitive-Behavioral play therapy.  In D.A. Crenshaw & A.L. Steward (Eds.), Play Therapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice (83-98).  New York: Guildford Press.
  3. Crenshaw, D.,, (2015). Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience.  New York: Guilford Press.
  4. Gillihan, S., (2016).  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple:  10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic and Worry.

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms




The Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts Live Interactive Webinars through two platforms: Zoom and WebEx.

Both platforms offer high quality and user-friendly webinar platforms for our registrants.


System Requirements:

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

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

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

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after October 8, 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

Webinar Common Questions




1. Are the webinars live?

Yes. The webinars are live and interactive – they are not pre-recorded. You should treat the webinars as if you are attending an in-person course in a classroom setting, which means Live Interactive Webinars require proper classroom etiquette. The instructor will always require your participation and attention.


2. Who are you authorized by?

While most licensing boards (Social Work, Professional Counselors and Psychologists) accept CE credits provided by Accredited Schools/Colleges of Social Work, licensees are responsible for determining where specific courses meet their jurisdiction’s requirements.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.


The Office of Continuing Professional Education is approved by the following organizations:

  • The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program, Provider number 1611, which is accepted by most States and Provinces.
  • The Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners (BSWE).
  • Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
  • DC Department of Health: Professional Counseling and Social Work.
  • Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists (and many others)

**Not every course is approved by each organization. It is the responsibility of the participant to check the approval statement on the website to determine which CE approvals are being offered for each course.


3. Which CE category do webinars satisfy?

Live Interactive Webinars are Category I CEs in Maryland. Live Interactive Webinars are equivalent to face-to-face workshops and meet Maryland BSWEs standards.


4. What are the platforms we use to host our webinars?

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5. How do I receive my CEs at the end of the webinar?

CE certificates will be made available to all participants who attend the webinar in full, and completes the evaluation found in their registration profile.


Failure to perform each step may result in a participant’s inability to receive CE credit.


6. What if I’m running late to join the webinar or must leave the webinar early?

According to ACE standards, full attendance is required to receive CE certificate. Therefore, if you arrive to the webinar late or leave the webinar early, you will not receive a CE certificate, partial credit is not offered for any of The Office of Continuing Professional Education workshops or webinars.


7. What if I am having technical difficulties during the webinar?

If you are have technical difficulties during the webinar, please do not notify the Instructor of these issues. Instead, please notify The Office of Continuing Professional Education department as soon as possible. There are three options you can choose from:

  • Email the Webinar Assistant at
  • Tech Support: 877.602.9877
  • Private message the Webinar Assistant during the webinar


8. What specific equipment do I need to attend the webinar?

The specific equipment that is essential to participating in a webinar is the following: working computer, tablet, or smart phone and speakers on your computer. Headphones would provide you with the best quality audio experience to listen to the instructor’s lectures. To ensure that your device does not lose battery midway through the webinar, please have your device plugged in and charging at all times. If this situation does happen where your device dies, you may rejoin the webinar and make sure to notify the Webinar Assistant of the situation. However this will affect the number of CEs received.


9. How do I register for webinars?

You can register for any webinar through our website, which is located on the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Continuing Professional Education website homepage at


10. What if I get kicked out of a webinar and cannot get back in?

While this should not happen, you can enter back into the webinar through your account profile by clicking “Launch Webinar”. You are given a few minutes to sign back in. Failure to return in time, will result in not receiving CE credits.


11. What do I do if I have a complaint/grievance?

The Office of Continuing Professional Education works hard to offer innovative workshops. We also take all complaints seriously. If you have a complaint, please contact our office IMMEDIATELY.


Refunds or Credit Letters will not be issued for fully attended workshops. Please see our Grievance Policy on the homepage of our website.


12. Do we offer ADA Accommodations?

We do! If you are requesting ADA accommodations, please contact us via email at least two weeks prior to the course date. Requests after that date may not be fulfilled.


Instructors reserve the right to dismiss participants who are not adhering to the Code of Conduct.


For questions, concerns, or to request special accommodations, please call: 410-706-1839.


For financial questions or concerns, please call: 410-706-5040

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