Anxiety and the Gift of the Imagination: A clinical model for helping children understand and manage

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute 114 Maitland Street Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1 Canada

Facilitator: Robin Alter, PhD.

This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals currently working with and/or interested in working with children.

Looking for a new way to help children understand and manage their anxiety? This workshop will teach a successful therapeutic formulation of anxiety along with a clinical model for working with children and anxiety management. Learn how children's anxiety and thinking are different from adults, and how to be more effective with children in creating fundamental change in anxiety management. Dr. Alter will explain how the link between imagination and anxiety can be used effectively in treatment, this approach starts and ends with an enhancement of self-esteem to motivate children to use therapeutic tools and strategies.

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