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Cool Kids Anxiety Program - e-Training and accreditation

Pricing for registration:
Option 1: Full course, includes training and accreditation $600
Option 2: Only complete the accreditation $300 (only for those who have completed the face-to-face training)
Option 3: Only complete the training course $300 (only for those who are not eligible to run the Cool Kids program but want to learn about assessment,prevention and treatment of anxiety in youth)

Program materials cost extra. Details and links to purchase products are outlined further down the page.

About the eTraining
This course focuses on assessment, treatment and prevention of anxiety in children and adolescents. It covers general information on anxiety disorders including diagnostic criteria, assessment techniques and current research findings on factors that maintain anxiety and how this links with treatment approaches.

It also provides specific training on how to run the Cool Kids™ anxiety program. The Cool Kids program has a cognitive behavioural orientation, is designed to train children, adolescents and their families in anxiety management skills and can be used in both community and school settings.

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Select appropriate assessment techniques to assess for anxiety.
  • Understand the cognitive behavioural model of anxiety in children and adolescents.
  • Understand the core components of treatment for anxiety in this population and how each link to the factors that maintain anxiety disorders.
  • Implement the Cool Kids program with children, adolescents and their families within the school environment or community setting.

You CAN complete the e-training even if you’re not eligible to run the program.

CPD hours can be claimed at your own discretion.

Who can run the Cool Kids anxiety program?

Any professional wishing to run the Cool Kids program must meet these qualification requirements:

  • 4 year undergraduate or 2 year postgraduate degree in health (psychology, counselling, social work, occupational therapy) or education AND
  • Additional training in cognitive-behavioural therapy (dedicated postgraduate subject, introductory workshop or online training from recognised provider)

For those who have not completed a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) course, the following online options will be suitable to complete prior to registering for the Cool Kids online training:

If a person doesn’t fall into any of these categories and would like to run the program, they are welcome to make a case by outlining their qualifications and experience and a determination about suitability will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please email barb.corapi@mq.edu.au

About Accreditation
Accreditation involves the demonstration of skill to run the Cool Kids Program through a series of assessment tasks. The assessment tasks include a multiple choice quiz, two case studies with questions and two video demonstrations of your skills in action.

Accreditation is valid for 5 years and allows you to promote yourself as a Cool Kids Accredited provider. You will receive an accreditation logo to use in your marketing and your details will be added to a searchable database of accredited providers. The database will allow the general public to find you, an accredited Cool Kids provider. The Centre for Emotional Health Macquarie University will promote the database to the public.

NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) Accredited


The training and accreditation process for Cool Kids is approved and registered with NESA.

Completing Cool Kids online or Cool Kids face-to-face training will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.7.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Completing Cool Kids accreditation will contribute 3 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.7.2, 4.1.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

School counsellors/teachers who wish to claim the hours and standards as outlined on the NESA website for the maintenance of their accreditation must provide their NESA ID at registration. Our registration process includes the request for this information. If you don’t provide your NESA ID at registration we will not be able to report your attendance which may prevent you from receiving your points.

To claim points associated with the accreditation process, you will need to successfully complete the accreditation process (i.e. all tasks) before we can report your completion to NESA.

If you have any questions, please contact barb.corapi@mq.edu.au

Course Materials
It is presumed that participants of this eTraining who are eligible to become accredited to run the program will have access to a Cool Kids Anxiety Program Kit.
The following Kit options are available for purchase:

  • Cool Kids Anxiety Program Kit for 7-11 yr olds (Clinical setting ) $65 incl GST. Click here to view/purchase the item.

  • Cool Kids Anxiety Program Kit for 7-11 yr olds (School setting) $65 incl GST. Click here to view/purchase the item.

  • Cool Kids “Chilled” Adolescent Anxiety Program Kit for 12-17 yr olds (Clinical setting) $65 incl GST. Click here to view/purchase the item.

  • Cool Kids “Chilled” Adolescent Anxiety Program Kit for 12-17 yr olds (School setting) $65 incl GST. Click here to view/purchase the item.

Please note:

  • Postage/deliver charges are in addition to the stated price.
  • The therapist manual in each kit is designed for use when conducting either the Cool Kids and/or Adolescent “Chilled” Anxiety Program. The therapist manual is suitable for use with children/teens ages 7-17 years. (you only need the one therapist manual to work with both age groups).
  • If you work with both age groups, purchase one Kit from above and the other age group workbook set from below.
  • Additional Workbook sets:
    Each client you work with requires their own workbook.

    • Cool Kids Child Workbook Set (for ages 7-12 years) ($35 incl GST). Click here to go and view the item.
    • Cool Kids Adolescent Workbook Set (for age 12-17 years) ($35 incl GST). Click here to go and view the item.

    Please note: the workbook sets can be used in either the school or clinical setting.

    If you require assistance purchasing Cool Kids materials please call 02 9850 8711 or email: ehc.admin@mq.edu.au

$600 Limited inc GST
Cool Kids Anxiety Program - e-Training and accreditation

<p><b>Pricing for registration: </b><br/>Option 1: Full course, includes training and accreditation $600 <br/>Option 2: Only complete the accreditation $300 (only for those who have completed the

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Self paced

2017-09-26 2017-09-26
elc.openmq.com.au
$600 Limited inc GST
Full course, includes training and accreditation $600.
Cool Kids Program material is extra.
Please use lower case letters in your email address during the registration process.
$300 Limited inc GST
Cool Kids Anxiety Program - e-Training and accreditation

<p><b>Pricing for registration: </b><br/>Option 1: Full course, includes training and accreditation $600 <br/>Option 2: Only complete the accreditation $300 (only for those who have completed the

...
Self paced

2017-09-26 2017-09-26
elc.openmq.com.au
$300 Limited inc GST
This is the accreditation only.
Cool Kids Program material is extra. Please use lower case letters in your email address during the registration process.