Workshops for Professionals

Playful, practical and purposeful approaches to childhood anxiety

This interactive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of childhood anxiety and practical ideas for working with preschool and primary school aged children. A range of therapeutic activities are presented that can be used with children and their families. We suggest that you consider attending our Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Emotions workshop or online course prior to attending this one (that workshop also has lots of playful and practical ideas for helping anxious children!).

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 which are in our book, Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings or our Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Emotions workshop.


  • $350 incl GST early-bird (registration by two-months prior to workshop date)
  • $395 incl GST standard


Participants will receive a hard copy of our new book, Creative Ways to Help Anxious Children, which will be published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 2020!  We are waiting for publication of this book before running this workshop again.  Join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to be one of the first to hear of the workshop dates.

Who is this workshop for

This workshop is for therapists who work with children and families. This includes psychologists, social workers, counsellors, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. 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.

“Provides both the conceptual framework and the practical skills any clinician working with children and families will need to deliver therapy that is effective”

Clinical Psychology Registrar, 4-5 months’ experience in child work.

“Loved it! Practical and useful”

OT, 20 years’ experience.

“Really, really, really good PD.  Everyone was still VERY engaged at 4pm – that says a lot!!!”

Clinical Psychologist, 6 years’ experience

“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and feel that I have a full “toolkit” of activities to help children manage their anxiety and have had an opportunity to practice these as well”

Provisional Psychologist, 1-2 years’ experience

“Expert knowledge and experience of the presenters was incredibly useful! One of the most practical workshops I’ve been to.”

Psychologist, 4 years’ experience

Loved it! Practical and Useful

OT, 20 years’ experience.

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