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Cool Kids for Autism Spectrum Disorders - 4 November 2016

About the workshop:
This workshop focuses on assessment and treatment of anxiety in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The workshop covers current research findings on the nature of anxiety in ASD children, assessment processes suitable for differentiating between anxiety and ASD symptoms, and specific training on the ASD adaptation of the ‘Cool Kids’ treatment program. This program has a cognitive behavioural orientation, is designed to train children and their families in anxiety management skills and is suited to children with high functioning ASD.

CPD hours can be claimed at your own discretion and a certificate of attendance will be provided.

Workshop Outcomes
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Select appropriate assessment techniques to assess for anxiety in ASD
  • Appreciate the implications of current research findings on ASD presentations
  • Understand the core components of treatment for anxiety in this population
  • Implement the Cool Kids Program with children who have an ASD and their families.

Who should attend?
This workshop is open to psychologists and clinical psychologists and others with suitable qualifications and experiences. It is designed for individuals who have a strong foundation in cognitive behavioural approaches with children. Individuals who do not have this knowledge and experience are encouraged to complete the Cool Kids workshop prior to attending the ASD specific course.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Course Materials
It is presumed that participants of this workshop will have access to a Cool Kids ASD Program kit which consists of a therapist manual and set of client workbooks (child and parent). Kits are available for purchase during the registration process. The Kit will be available for pick-up on the day of the workshop.

The Cool Kids ASD program is suitable for working in community, hospital, school or private settings.

Cool Kids ASD Program Kit $65

If you require assistance purchasing Cool Kids Materials please call 02 9805 3153.

If you are not attending the workshop but would like to purchase the Cool Kids material, you should do so at:

Getting There
Parking Permits can be purchased at a special rate of $6.00. Click here to add parking to your shopping cart.
Parking is available in car parks X3 and W4 – please refer to the Campus Map for parking locations.

Alternatively free street parking is available on Talavera Road, North Ryde (Macquarie University side).

Local accommodation walking distance to the venue includes:
Travelodge North Ryde
MGSM Executive Accommodation

Macquarie University is 27km (approx. 40min drive) from Sydney Airport.

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Cancellation Policy and Rules
1. A 20% cancellation fee will be charged if a written request for cancellation is received on or prior to the registration deadline (1 week before the workshop).
2. No refund is available after the registration deadline, however a substitution is permitted (i.e. another person may attend in your absence). At the discretion of the Centre for Emotional Health a 50% refund may be offered on production of a medical certificate

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