ONLINE COURSE: Fun with Feelings Training in a CBT Programme for Young Autistic Children with Anxiety

$230.00

Details

  • 5 hours 14 mins
  • 30 days to complete course – Extend anytime
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Certificate of completion
  • Suitable for professionals

The Purpose

The purpose of the training is to equip parents, teachers and mental health professionals to utilize the strategies described in our Fun with Feelings programme to decrease anxiety in young children with both anxiety and autism.

Who will benefit?

  • For parents and carers: To deepen understanding of their child and to equip them with a successful approach and specific strategies at home to reduce their child’s anxiety and to empower their child to understand and articulate their feelings.
  • For clinicians: To be able to successfully deliver the Fun with Feelings programme with an autistic child, in a clinic or school setting, and to teach and support parents to utilize the programme with their autistic child at home.

Description

Participants will be trained in how to use the Fun with Feelings programme, which is a ten-stage programme to assist autistic children aged 4-8 years old to understand and manage anxiety. Fun with Feelings is based on a deep understanding of autistic individuals, successful clinical research trials of the programme, and cognitive and behavioural principles.

Fun with Feelings was designed to be utilized by parents and carers with their child, in a home setting, but can also be delivered directly to the parent and child within a school or clinic setting. Participants are trained in each of the therapeutic activities that comprise the ten stage programme. The first five stages prepare parents to implement the Fun with Feelings programme with their child, helping them to understand the causes of their child’s anxiety and how to reduce it. The last five stages of the programme are used with the child using the Having Fun with Feelings workbook to help the child to better recognize and process their own emotions.

About the speakers

Prof Tony Attwood PhD With a career spanning five decades, Professor Tony Attwood is considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has an Honour’s degree in Psychology from the University of Hull, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of London. He is currently an adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland. Tony has written many publications on Asperger’s Syndrome. His original book, titled Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals was published in 1998 and has been translated into over 25 languages.

Tony operates a diagnostic and psychological support clinic two days a week for children and adults. He also spends considerable time travelling nationally and internationally to present workshops and seminars.

 

Dr Michelle Garnett PhD is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for nearly three decades. Her peer-reviewed research has informed understanding of early detection, the female profile and the importance of good mental health for autistic individuals. She has co-authored six highly regarded books on autism, five with Prof Tony Attwood. Her 2018 book with Barb Cook is a seminal work on the female presentation, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. Her most recent books Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum and Ten Steps to Reducing Your Child Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum provide guidance to parents of young children on the autism spectrum.  She regularly provides training to four Australian Universities.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Knowledge of the latest research and best clinical practice for autism and anxiety in young children.
  • How to recognize and assess both the conventional signs of anxiety in young children and the signs of anxiety specific to autistic children.
  • To understand the reasons an autistic child often experiences high levels of anxiety.
  • To be able to utilize environmental accommodations, and strategies for both the parents and child to reduce anxiety for the child across home and other settings.
  • For parents and carers: To deepen understanding of their child and to equip them with a successful approach and specific strategies at home to reduce their child’s anxiety and to empower their child to understand and articulate their feelings.
  • For clinicians: To be able to successfully deliver the Fun with Feelings programme with an autistic child, in a clinic or school setting, and to teach and support parents to utilize the programme with their autistic child at home.

The Teaching Process:

The workshop includes a combination of didactic teaching, case studies and Q&A.  Participants attend via link to a live presentation.  They have access to a chat room where they can ask questions at any time. There is an opportunity to learn from workshop participants, as well as the trainers.

Participants may purchase the Fun with Feelings Parent Manual and the Fun with Feelings Kids Activity book if they do not already have them.  On purchase of a ticket to this event, the participant will receive a 15% discount code and link to purchase these titles from Woodslane (if you are living in Australia or NZ) or the Jessica Kingsley Publisher website if you are in the UK:

10 Steps to Reducing Your Child’s Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum: The CBT-Based ‘Fun with Feelings’ Parent Manual by Michelle Garnett, Tony Attwood, Julia Cook, Louise Ford and Stefanie Runham, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Web:  www.jkp.com

Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum: A CBT Activity Book for Kids Age 4-8 by Michelle Garnett, Tony Attwood, Julia Cook, Louise Ford and Stefanie Runham, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Web:  www.jkp.com

OR:

Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum (Parent Manual and Child CBT Activity Book Two Book set), Web:  www.jkp.com