Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Emotions
June 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This practical one-day workshop explores developmental and practical considerations in working therapeutically with children with a broad range of emotional difficulties. It provides the opportunity to learn a range of new creative activities that can be used in therapy with preschool and primary aged children and their families. This will be a small, hands-on workshop with limited places (35 maximum).
Participants will receive:
- A hard copy of the book ‘Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings: A Therapists Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children’, RRP AUS$52.99.
- Handouts including the slides and detailed write-ups of additional therapy activities.
“The practical aspect was really high – so useful to come away with concrete ideas. This was one of the most engaging and useful workshops I’ve ever attended!” – Psychologist with 8 years’ experience in child work
In this one-day workshop, participants will:
- Learn what is different about child work;
- Learn how to adapt therapy for different age groups;
- Learn how to work effectively with children and families;
- Gain practical skills for helping children to express and manage emotions (eg., anxiety, anger, sadness);
- Learn over 30 creative activities that you can use with children and families (many of these are included in our book, ‘Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings’);
- Explore fun therapy activities with opportunities for hands-on practice;
- Gain 6 hours of active CPD.
This workshop is for therapists who work with children and families. This includes psychologists, social workers, counsellors, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and other mental health clinicians.
The workshop is suitable for both less and more experienced therapists. It provides a solid grounding in child work and is suitable for therapists are new to this area. More experienced clinicians have also enjoyed the practical focus of the workshop and the opportunity to learn new activities to integrate into their work.
Dr Suzanne Barrett
Since completing her Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Child, Adolescent and Family Specialisation) in 2001, Suzanne has worked in a range of settings with children, adolescents and families, providing intervention for a broad range of psychological problems. This has included working with the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne with a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) outpatient team, as well as the Specialist Autism Team. Suzanne has a successful private practice in Melbourne, where she continues to enjoy providing assessments and therapy for children, adolescents and families, as well as supervision for other psychologists and clinical psychology registrars. Suzanne’s experience in supervision extends to hospital and university settings, and she also provides professional consulting services to not-for-profit and media organisations.
Dr Fiona Zandt
Fiona completed her Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Child, Adolescent and Family Specialisation) in 2003 and currently coordinates the Specialist Autism Team at the Royal Children’s Hospital in addition to seeing children and families in her private practice in Melbourne. Fiona enjoys teaching in a range of areas, including child therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and anxiety. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Cairnmillar Institute and Swinburne University. Over the years Fiona has worked with children with a broad range of difficulties across a number of different settings, including working with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital, as well as working in early intervention and special education.
Our programs attract a 10% concession for health care card holders, pensioners, people receiving benefits. Those applying for concessions must provide a copy (photo evidence is accepted) of their social security card or health care card together with their application, via email to [email protected].
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