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Creative Therapy for Children with Anxiety

Item Code: Anxiety
Price:  $350.00

Creative Therapy for Children with Anxiety

Item Code: Anxiety
Price:  $350.00
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Great combination of theory and practice so learnt a lot whilst also having tools to take away.

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:

Help children face fears with fun. Learn creative ways to help children and young people manage anxiety. In this 2 x 3 hour workshop we will review relevant DSM-5-TR 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-TR 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?

All those working with children. 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.


Workshop Facilitator - Jacki Short


Jacki is the Owner and Director of Sydney Centre for Creative Change. She is a registered counselling psychologist and play therapist and supervisor with over 25 years’ experience in counselling, supervision, group work and training. 


Her work in schools, hospitals, welfare organisations, drug and alcohol agencies and in private practice has inspired Jacki’s belief in the power of imagination, positivity, play and possibilities - especially in the face of challenge.


Passionate about supporting others to find creative ways to express, explore and resolve difficulties, Jacki loves sharing opportunities for connection and creativity. 



Workshop Dates and Times

Please note, this is a LIVE and INTERACTIVE training event. We don't record this.


16th - 17th September 2024, 1pm - 4pm AEST Sydney Time


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Workshop Details

Included in the workshop price:

  • 6 CPD points/hours 
  • Comprehensive Seminar Workbook
  • Link to create Certificate of Attendance
  • GST

Workshop Cost


Special Price             $350 


Approved ACA Event for 10 points