Webinar recording – Advanced Strategies for Parents of Children with Selective Mutism (3hrs)

Once payment has been received you will be sent a link to watch the recording. Links remain active for a 4-week period.



Advanced strategies for parents of children with selective mutism


This 3-hour webinar recording is for parents, carers, and family members who have completed the introductory ‘How to help your child with selective mutism’ and are ready for more advanced strategies to help their child become a confident communicator at school and in other social settings.

Selective Mutism can completely resolve with treatment, but usually requires 1 to 2 years of treatment in order to do so. Parents play an important role in helping the condition to eventually resolve as they can practice communication with their child in a variety of social situations and help their child learn the necessary emotional and social skills to progress with their treatment.


Topics that are covered in the webinar:

  • Review of the key treatment concepts in SM treatment, including stepladders, using the ‘5 stages of communication’ and the ‘Communication changers’
  • An in-depth look at the steps to build communication with the classroom teacher and others after ‘Sliding In’. 
  • Specific goals to work on in various social situations outside school, such as the shops, in each Stage of communication
  • Using Stage 4 strategies to build a child’s communication with others, including using talking buddies and electronic devices
  • How to facilitate Stage 5 communication strategies and then progress to advanced Stage 5 strategies
  • Advanced strategies such as ordering items at the shops and interviewing relatives
  • Building your child’s communication with peers during playdates
  • Skills to teach your child about emotions
  • Managing your own emotions as a parent and how our emotions impact our children
  • Teaching your child strategies to manage anxiety
  • Working towards ‘whole-class’ talking – using a stepladder for presenting news
  • Sliding In, and building your child’s communication with relatives or others over video
  • Strategies to help optimise your child’s transition to school or to a new school year


The webinar is recommended for:

  • Parents/carers and relatives of children with Selective Mutism who have completed the introductory 3-hour workshop or webinar ‘How to help your child with Selective Mutism’. If you have not completed the introductory workshop please see details here for how to register for the webinar or purchase an online recording or a copy of the webinar in a USB package.


About the presenter:

Dr Elizabeth Woodcock is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Selective Mutism Clinic and also MindBox Psychology in Sydney. She has a Masters of Clinical Psychology and PhD from the University of NSW with over 20 years’ experience in treating child and adult mental health issues across both private practice and the public sector in research and clinical settings.

Elizabeth has a special interest in treatment of Selective Mutism and has seen or supervised close to 1000 cases of Selective Mutism in clients ranging from late 2’s to adulthood. She is first author of the chapter ‘Treatment Programmes for Children with Selective Mutism’ in the book ‘Innovations and Advances in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ edited by D. Einstein (2007). Elizabeth runs a series of training webinars about Selective Mutism each year to suit a range of audiences, including teachers, parents, speech pathologists, and psychologists.


The price to get access to the online recording is $150. Once payment has been received, you will be sent a link for one organiser licence, allowing attendees to watch the recording with the organiser. The link remains active for a 4-week period. Please allow up to 24 business hours for details of the access to be emailed to you.  If you would prefer to pay over the phone or have an invoice emailed to you, please call our reception on (02) 9438 2511 or email the clinic.  

Other options

To purchase a USB package of the webinar, click here.