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Creative Interventions for Children with Anxiety

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Often, children are unable to verbally express what they are feeling; thus, in play therapy toys serve as children's words and play as their language. 

Garry Landreth

Course overview:

Face fears with fun. Learn creative ways to help children and young people manage anxiety. In this workshop we will review relevant DSM 5 anxiety disorders, consider art and play therapy case studies and practice suitable methods and tools to work creatively, safely and effectively with children with anxiety. Anxiety is one of the main reasons for referral of children to counselling. It is increasingly being seen in children from early primary school age to adolescence. This course will offer a practical guide to the assessment of anxiety in children and options for creative intervention. 


Consider and practice evidence based therapies for managing anxiety in children including creative CBT intervention strategies, child-centred play therapy, PTSD play therapy, structured art exercises and solution-focussed approaches. Find ways to engage anxious children in counselling and group work that goes beyond manualised care.

Case presentations will be used to illustrate types of anxiety presentations and treatment interventions in both individual and group settings. Skill based activities will focus on intervention planning and group work activity design. This workshop provides practical, useful and interactive opportunities to expand your understanding of and ways of working with children with anxiety.

 

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify types and prevalence of anxiety disorders in children
  • Review common DSM 5 anxiety disorders in children
  • Consider assessment tools
  • Review appropriate methods of intervention with children and families
  • Consider the evidence
  • See theory applied to case studies
  • Practise creative intervention skills
  • Integrate the use of creative therapies into the practice of counselling
  • Learn in the safety and support of a small group environment.

What ideas are explored:

  • What types of anxiety disorders are prevalent in children? 
  • How can anxiety be assessed?
  • Which art and play methods are best suited to manage anxiety?
  • What methods work well in group therapy for anxiety?
  • How do we know if these methods are working?
  • When are creative methods not suitable?
  • How can parents be best supported in managing their children's anxiety?

Who Should Attend?

Psychologists, social workers, school counsellors, case workers, child and family counsellors, mental health and pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students of these disciplines with an interest in art therapy or play therapy. No artistic experience or skill is necessary.Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates.

 
Workshop Facilitator

Jacki Short  - Counselling Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist

 

Workshop Venue

Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood, NSW.

Free parking onsite and walking distance to Burwood Train and Bus Station.

 

Workshop Dates

24 - 25 September 2018 ⇒ Book by 24th July to save on Early Bird special

 

Workshop Details

Included in the workshop price:

  • 12 CPD points/hours (24 hours for AASW members)
  • Comprehensive Bound Seminar Workbook
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Teas
  • GST
  • 9am - 4pm Training
  • Early bird savings for bookings made two months prior to training.

Workshop Cost

Regular Price        $660

Early Bird              $630 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)

Student Price        $560

Student Early Bird $530 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)

 

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Send us an email requesting an invoice via the contact page with your name, the dates and name of course/courses you'd like to do and the name of your organisation who you want us to invoice and we will send you an organisational invoice and a registration form.

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What people are saying about ...

Creative Therapy with Children with Anxiety 

The range of techniques and skills provides a great tool kit for a new comer to this field. I enjoyed the hands-on and role play activities and the safe environment that was quickly established to enable discussion and conversation. Facilities and catering were excellent and communication was outstanding.

 

Great combination of theory and practice so learnt a lot whilst also having tools to take away.

 

I enjoyed and found useful the practical application, interaction, exposure to different therapies, inclusion of DSM 5 criteria, size of group, opportunities to practice and use techniques, varying media ? workbook, video, food, organisation and case studies.

 

Really enjoyed the tactile resources ? puppets, cards, colourful art supplies always available and visible.

 

It was great to have opportunities to participate in therapies and discuss what experiences were like for both clients and therapist which gave us real world practice.

 

Up to date information on DSM 5 was really helpful.

 

Case studies were useful as was DSM 5 criteria.

 

l liked the opportunity to apply creative activities to anxiety. Good to see new courses are available.