Using CBT and Play Therapy Techniques to Treat Anxiety in Adolescent Clients (04/28/22 Replay!)

This Approved CEU provides Louisiana Social Workers with an engaging look at how to use Play Therapy with kids in a CBT setting. (2 Clinical Hours)

Presented by Precious Wilkerson-Carr, LCSW, this 2 Clinical CEU Hour (and Approved) CEU provides Louisiana Licensed Social Workers with an engaging opportunity to explore how to combine CBT and Play Therapy. (Moderated by Sheila M. Wilkinson, LMSW, ESQ.)


The purpose of this CEU will be to provide Louisiana Licensed Social Workers with current evidence based practice and hands-on interventions to address anxiety with adolescent clients, as well as increase education and co-regulation skills with the client’s support system. Adolescents are currently facing an increasingly high rate of anxiety related to social and emotional challenges which requires Clinicians to be creative and approach assessment and treatment in a more strategic and engaging way. We will review foundational information and utilize case studies and live demonstrations of interventions to practice the skills needed to engage even the most challenging youth.


After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Review Developmental Stages of adolescents and DSM-V criteria for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma & Stress Related Disorders affecting our youth
  • Discuss aspects of ACE scores and allow participants to expand on knowledge of statistical data surrounding adolescents and adverse experiences
  • Increase participants’ insight of issues adolescents are currently experiencing related to socialization, diversity, and inclusion
  • Intelligently discuss available techniques and interventions of CBT, DBT, and Play Therapy in order to promote rapport, engagement and positive outcome measures when treating anxiety symptoms
  • Incorporate new ideas and skills into their practice to utilize during therapy sessions and telehealth sessions focused on reducing anxiety symptoms with adolescent clients and increasing co-regulation skills for parent and supports
  • Feel more confident and creative in use of evidence based techniques for assessment and intervention of Anxiety Disorders
  • Have a broadened understanding and conceptualization of the dynamics of dealing with young clients experiencing anxiety symptoms


We highly suggest you print and take notes directly on the slides, rather than on separate paper. The Board historically has preferred integrated notes as proof of engagement during CEUs. We have also removed the "break" from this video, but feel free to pause to take a break at that time.


At the end of the video, you'll hear us say "okay, discussion time!" Because you are watching a replay, you won't be able to participate in the discussion, but you are still required to complete the evaluation. Once you get to that point in the video, go to the next step (EVALUATION) and complete the evaluation. You'll submit a form and receive a copy of your responses (which you should save for your records with the CEU Materials). If you have issues accessing the activity, please email us.

Your Instructor

Sheila M. Wilkinson, MSW, LMSW, JD, LL.M.
Sheila M. Wilkinson, MSW, LMSW, JD, LL.M.

Sheila M. Wilkinson, Founder.

Sheila is originally from Houma, Louisiana, and is an educator, social worker and attorney. Her primary focus is empowering others to reach their full potential, guiding them towards resources and resolutions.

Heavily involved in community development, Sheila is a Founder of Resolve Mediation Group (a Louisiana nonprofit), as well as a Founder of the Louisiana Indian Law and Policy Association. She also serves on several nonprofit boards and professional organizations in New Orleans, particularly with ArtSpot Productions and within the Bar Governance of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Completing her LL.M. in International and European Law with the Institute for European Studies in Brussels in 2014, Sheila’s current focus is on comparative EU/US law, as well as business law and its effective and efficient development. Prior to her LL.M., Sheila earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans in Civil Law with an International Legal Studies Certificate, and her Master’s of Social Work from Tulane University.

Sheila managed a partnership of law firms for 10 years, focusing on class actions and multi-district litigation prior to opening her own consulting firm in 2010. Since then, Sheila has divided her time between the United States and Belgium serving clients and educational institutions in both locations.

In New Orleans, Sheila teaches at the University of Phoenix, Loyola University and Herzing University. In Brussels, Sheila teaches at Vesalius College and United Business Institutes.

A lifelong learner, Sheila has two goals each day: (1) to make a stranger laugh and (2) to be a better person today than she was yesterday. With a keen sense of humor and mean baking skills, she happily and genuinely engages others wherever she goes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now - access ends never! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish, but the date you finish is the date you can claim CEU credit, so please finish before the LABSWE CEU deadline.
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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Is this a pre-approved CEU?
Great question. The short answer: yes. The long answer: This CEU was APPROVED by NASW-LA at the time of it was presented. However, if you are watching this, you can always be extra careful and fill out your own self-assessment form with your materials. We scored this session at a 15. A score of 10 is needed for an approvable event. Fill out your form on our website here:

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