Workshops for Professionals

Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Emotions

2021 workshops in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

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). If you don’t have our book or you would prefer an interactive learning experience this workshop is for you.

We also have an online version of this workshop that is self-paced and always open for registrations.  You’ll find the details here.

In this workshop you 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)


  • Early-bird $350 incl GST (ends one month prior)
  • Standard $395 incl GST

Melbourne Double Deal – Register for 14th August and receive 20% off early-bird registration for our Playful, Practical and Purposeful Approaches to Childhood Anxiety on 30th August.

Brisbane Double Deal – Register for 8th October and receive 20% off early-bird registration for our Playful, Practical and Purposeful Approaches to Childhood Anxiety on 9th October.

You will receive

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$47.99 (which includes a write up of many of the activities). They will also include a copy of the slides, and a detailed write-up of the additional therapy activities.

Who is this workshop for

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.

We also offer this workshop as an online program for those who prefer online learning.

Registrations now open

Participant numbers are limited and places usually fill early. Follow the links below for details about booking terms, pricing and early-bird dates.

All workshops run for a single day only from 9am-4pm.

26th March 2021 – Vibe Hotel, Goulburn St, Sydney.

14th August 2021– Treacy Centre, The Avenue, Parkville.

8th October 2021– The Glen Hotel, Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains.

“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

“Very practical and hands on. Presenters were very knowledgeable and clear, as well as entertaining…. Incredible. Probably the best I’ve been to”

Psychologist, 4 years' experience

"This is the best PD I’ve ever been to. Informative, practical and fun!"

Psychologist, 7 years’ experience


“This is the most useful and practical workshop I’ve been to”

Mental Health Social Worker, 15 years’ experience

“Loved it! Lots of great ideas given with reference to frameworks without getting too “heavy” on theory”

Psychologist, 10 years’ experience

“All the different exercises were fabulous!  I loved the interactive nature of it, helps me learn better.  I loved the example ‘toolkit’ presented”

Provisional Psychologist, less than 1 year experience

“I have already purchased the book last year and found today a practical way to have a go at the activities and consolidate my understanding.  I’m excited to go and try with my clients.”

Social Worker (CAMHS), 14 years’ experience

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