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Playful and purposeful approaches to childhood anxiety

Saturday 9th November in Parkville, Melbourne

Learn a range of engaging and practical ideas for use in the assessment and treatment of childhood anxiety. This workshop provides hands-on experience with about 30 new and creative therapeutic activities for anxious children and their families, allowing even experienced therapists to build their repertoire of ideas.
In this workshop you will –
  • Learn about anxiety in preschool and primary aged children
  • Learn about key approaches for therapy
  • Learn how to adapt therapy for different age groups
  • Learn how to adapt therapy for children with developmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Learn how to work effectively with anxious children and their families
  • Gain practical skills in assessing and treating anxiety
  • Learn about 30 new creative activities that you can use with children and families - NONE of these are in our book Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings or covered in our other workshop.
Who is this workshop for –

This workshop is for therapists who work with children and families. This includes psychologists, provisional psychologists, social workers, counsellors, occupational therapists, speech therapists and other mental health clinicians. The workshop is suitable for both less and more experienced therapists. Therapists who have previously enjoyed our Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Emotions Workshop will enjoy attending this one too.
We suggest that you consider attending our Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Emotions workshop prior to attending this one (though this is not a pre-requisite). That workshop also includes lots of engaging and practical ideas for helping anxious children and their families.
Participant numbers are limited to 35.
Pricing –
Early-bird $295 (by 2 months prior to workshop); Standard $335
Group discount:
We offer a group discount of 5% off for groups of five or more participants booking in the one transaction. 

You will receive –
  • Workshop slides and handouts.
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.
  • Carparking available close to venues.
(Please note, we don't provide a copy of our book with this workshop.)
When and Where –

Saturday 9th November 2019, The Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville, Melbourne
Presenters –

Dr Suzanne Barrett and Dr Fiona Zandt are both Clinical Psychologists who work exclusively with children, adolescents, and families. They have over 35 years combined experience working in a range of settings, including CAMHS and private practice, with children with a broad range of psychological problems. They are authors of the book, 'Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings: A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children' published in 2017 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Their approach fits within a CBT framework, modified to be developmentally appropriate for children, with a systemic family focus and a playful context. They also incorporate elements of narrative therapy and ACT.

Registered participants who are unable to attend and notify us of this in writing prior to 14 days before the workshop may either:
(1) cancel their registration and receive a refund of their payment minus a $25 administration fee per participant;
(2) transfer their registration to another participant (no fee);
(3) transfer their registration to another workshop of equal value within 18 months (no fee).
No refunds will be provided for cancellations made within 14 days of the workshop. Registered participants who cannot attend and notify us of this prior to the workshop but within 14 days of the workshop may either:
(1) transfer their registration to another participant (no fee);
(2) be provided with a 50% discount to a future workshop of equal value within 18 months.
For further information about our workshops and the presenters please visit our website www.childpsychologyworkshops.com.au.
If you'd like to receive free resources for therapists working with children and families please subscribe to our mailing list via our website.
Please contact us at info@childpsychologyworkshops.com.au or 0423 736 777.