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DBT, CBT, and Play Therapy Toolbox for Children and Adolescents

Over 200 Worksheets and Activities to Address Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Boundaries, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Motivation, Family Dynamics, and More

Amanda Crowder, MSW, LCSW |  Julianna Elsworth, MSW, LCSW |  Anastasia M. Harmeyer, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
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Sep 19, 2023
PESI Publishing
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In the DBT, CBT, and Play Therapy Toolbox, you’ll find over 200 ready-to-use worksheets and activities designed to help kids and adolescents build social-emotional skills, develop greater insight, and process their struggles in a playful yet therapeutic manner. Drawing from the best of DBT, CBT, and play therapy, it includes step-by-step instructions and variation options based on age and developmental level, allowing you to flexibly and creatively address the often unpredictable challenges that kids face today.

Whether you’re a therapist, teacher, social worker, school counselor, or parent, this all-in-one resource will allow you to navigate a range of issues, from the common to the not-so-common, including:

  • Anxiety and worry
  • Uncomfortable thoughts and feelings
  • Loss, trauma, and grief
  • Anger, impulsivity, and self-harm
  • Lack of motivation, disorganization, and distractibility
  • Questions about sexuality, body image, and consent
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficult life transitions, family dynamics, and divorce
  • Boundaries and healthy relationships
  • Technology and social media
  • Injustice and inequality
  • And more!



Amanda Crowder, MSW, LCSW Related seminars and products

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Amanda Crowder, MSW, LCSW, is co-author of the best-selling book CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders. Amanda is an expert at moving evidence-based interventions into practical methods for application and moving research into action. She has created and adapted evidence-based interventions to work with the most challenging children, adolescents, and families in the most difficult situations. By helping to establish the Trauma Informed Care initiative within Carolinas Medical Center, Amanda has proven her leadership in moving clinical concepts into practice. Amanda runs a private practice in Charlotte, NC, and continues to work for Carolinas Medical Center within a crisis center and virtual mental health emergency room. Her specialties include depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, and family issues. Amanda uses realness, humor, and passion to build rapport with clients and audiences.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Amanda Crowder maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Amanda Crowder is a member of the ISSTD.

Julianna Elsworth, MSW, LCSW's Profile

Julianna Elsworth, MSW, LCSW Related seminars and products

Calming Waters Counseling Services

Julianna Elsworth, MSW, LCSW, has dedicated her career as a psychotherapist, educator, and advocate to individuals who have endured trauma. She has extensive experience educating professionals who work with trauma survivors, including providing agency wide residential treatment trainings and for teachers in the Syracuse City School District. Julianna has worked in numerous settings across the social work field, including psychiatric inpatient hospitals, adolescent residential treatment, and as an adjunct professor for the MSW program at Syracuse University.

Julianna currently works with children, adolescents, adults, and families as an outpatient private practice therapist in Charlotte, NC. Her specialties include complex trauma, sexually reactive behaviors in childhood, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and high-conflict families. Julianna is knowledgeable, likable, and engaging and relates to her clients and audiences in a personable, direct and compassionate manner. She is an expert at taking evidenced-based practices and implementing them into creative and functional interventions that get results and promote positive client outcomes.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Julianna Elsworth has an employment relationship with Calming Waters Counseling Services. She receives a speaking honorarium, book and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Julianna Elsworth has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Anastasia M. Harmeyer, MSW, LCSW, LCAS's Profile

Anastasia M. Harmeyer, MSW, LCSW, LCAS Related seminars and products

Calming Waters Counseling Services

Anastasia M. Harmeyer, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical addictions specialist. She has worked as a director of a community mental health/substance use facility as well as in private practice. Anastasia has extensive experience working with DBT through clinical directorship, direct practice, and training facilitation. Additionally, she has run a full fidelity DBT program for over 4 years and has experience implementing DBT with both the adolescent and adult populations. Anastasia utilizes her previous experience working for over three years with adolescents in the juvenile justice system to build rapport and engage even her most challenging clients in treatment. Anastasia has a unique way of utilizing a variety of approaches to keep clients engaged and uses their stressors as learning opportunities to teach and implement various DBT skills.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Anastasia Harmeyer maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Anastasia Harmeyer has no relevant non-financial relationships.


“Amanda, Julianna, and Anastasia are my go-to team for innovative and effective therapy tools. This resource is one that can be used over and over again, with even the most complex clients. It holds a place of honor on my bookshelf.”
- Tara Egan, DEd, LCMHC, therapist and owner of Egan Counseling & Consulting

“A must-have, go-to workbook for any therapist working with children and teenagers! The authors have created an easy-to-use but thought-provoking workbook for young clients. These worksheets and activities will jumpstart important conversations between therapists and their clients and lead to the development of essential social and emotional skills. As a licensed clinical social worker, this workbook will be a valuable addition to my library of resources.”
- Kelly Moorin, LCSW, therapist and owner of Progress and Peace Counseling


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