Workshop on Childhood Anxiety 2018-03-12T13:33:53+00:00

Practitioners Workshop on Childhood Anxiety

Therapeutic Responses to Anxiety in Childhood – Under 12’s

Therapeutic Responses to Anxiety in Childhood – Under 12’s

Introduction: Anxiety is a future-focused mood state in which one is ready or prepared to attempt to cope with anticipated upcoming events that are perceived as negative. Experiences of psychological distress as a result of overwhelming anxiety are common in our modern ways of living. Anyone working with or raising children are bound, at some stage and to some degree, to meet with cases of problematic anxiety in children and young people. This programme aims to explore a range of therapeutic responses to anxiety in childhood.

Programme Content: This one-day workshop will introduce participants to key concepts that help to understand anxiety and develop the means of supporting the child struggling to manage their anxiety. These topics include:

  1. Types of anxiety
  2. Recognising anxiety – spotting the cues
  3. Neuro-bio-psycho-social considerations
  4. Importance of self-regulation and coping skills
  5. Creative mediums
  6. Mindfulness and Stress reduction
  7. Parents/therapist as Partners
  8. Therapeutic approaches useful with anxiety
  9. Narrative Therapy
  10. CBT Techniques

Once explored, the participants will have a deeper understanding of what anxiety is, and how children experience this emotion. In turn, from this insight comes the ability to think creatively and supportively about how to intervene, and how to talk to the child in order to normalise the experience and help make it more manageable

Please Note – Course Entry Requirements

  • This course is suitable for professionals who work with children in counselling or mental health services.

Dates:

  • Sunday 11 February 2018, 09.30am to 4.30pm

Entry Requirements:

  • This course is suitable for professionals who work with children in counselling or mental health services.

Award:

  • IICP Certificate of Attendance and Participation
  • CPD: 6 hours

Cost:

  • €90.00 (€76.50 for IICP Students/Alumni and VCS Counsellors)

Venue:

UPDATE: This Course is now complete. Click here to contact us if you would like to be added to a waiting list for a future intake

Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Explore a range of therapeutic responses to anxiety in adolescence

  • To support people working with children in mental health services

  • Excellent facilitator – creative, engaging and dynamic

  • Understand anxiety and develop a variety of means of support

  • Learn a variety of techniques including Mindfulness, CBT and Narrative Therapy

About the Programme Facilitator

Gayle Kearney
Gayle KearneyIICP Module Lecturer & Child and Adolescent Specialist
MIBECPT, MIAPTP, holds a Master’s Degree in Practice Based Play Therapy, a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Play Therapy.

Gayle is a play psychotherapist and the company director of Butterfly Children Ltd, which is accredited by the International Board of Examiners of Certified Play Therapists and the Irish Association of Play Therapy and Psychotherapy. Gayle is also co-founder and developer of the WOW (Wipe Out Worries) programme, she has worked for the HSE, Barnardos and in private practice as a child and adult psychotherapist.