What all school staff need to know about Selective Mutism: A 45-minute inservice

 

 

 

 

Selective mutism is a complex but treatable anxiety disorder which affects 1 in every 140 children from Kindy to 2nd grade. It is important for all staff to understand about this condition so that they can respond in the most appropriate way.

This 1 hour seminar recording is for learning support teams, principals, school psychologists and preschool directors who have a child with selective mutism at their preschool, primary school or high school, and would like to know the best approach to educating all school staff about this relatively unknown condition. This is not a comprehensive school treatment approach (as covered in our 3-hour seminars/webinars for classroom teachers who have a student with selective mutism), but strategies for all staff at a school to follow to prevent worsening the mutism and to allow the best environment for children with selective mutism to thrive.

 

Topics that are covered in the seminar:

  • What is Selective Mutism
  • Understanding Selective Mutism as an anxiety disorder
  • Do’s and don’ts of general management of children with selective mutism
  • Factors that affect the child’s ability to communicate
  • Common issues and questions
  • Lots of time will be provided for participants to ask questions about specific cases

 

The seminar is recommended for:

  • Primary school, high school, and preschool management staff who would like to educate all staff at their school about how to talk to and manage a child  selective mutism.
  • School psychologists or learning support staff who wish to do the same as above.
  • Please note, that this seminar does not cover comprehensive school treatment strategies for children with selective mutism (as covered in our 3-hour seminars). This seminar is about educating all school staff about this condition.

 

About the presenter:

The seminar was conducted by Dr Elizabeth Woodcock, a Clinical Psychologist, who established and is the Director of the Selective Mutism Clinic in Sydney. She is co-author of the book chapter ‘Treatment Programmes for Children with Selective Mutism’ in the book ‘Innovations and Advances in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ edited by D. Einstein (2007). Elizabeth has worked in both private practice and the public sector, in both research and clinical settings for over fifteen years. Elizabeth provides treatment for children and adults with a range of clinical disorders, and regularly provides training seminars for teachers, parents, and clinicians about Selective Mutism.

 

This seminar runs for 45 minutes and is designed to play to all staff at an inservice meeting to provide education about the Do’s and Dont’s of managing selective mutism. 

The seminar is also available in DVD format to purchase here

If you would like to attend a seminar/webinar with in-depth information about how to treat selective mutism at school, then see the information here about our 3-hour evening seminar.

Cost:

The webinar price is $120. 

To purchase, click on the link below to pay via Paypal or Credit Card. This will add the relevant items to your basket, then navigate to the basket and follow the links. If your school or organisation is paying and you would like an invoice to be sent to the school, click here to email the clinic and provide your name and phone number and request an invoice. Alternatively, you can call the clinic on 02 9438 2511. 

 

Seminar recording – What all staff should know about selective mutism: A 45-min staff in-service

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

$80.00

Description

 

This is a 45-minute recording of a seminar provided by Elizabeth Woodcock, Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Selective Mutism Clinic, to educate all staff at a school or preschool about how to manage children with selective mutism.

This seminar recording is for learning support teams, principals, school psychologists and preschool directors who have a child with selective mutism at their preschool, primary school or high school, and would like to know the best approach to educating all school staff about this relatively unknown condition. This is not a comprehensive school treatment approach (as covered in our 3-hour seminars/webinars for classroom teachers), but strategies for all staff at a school to prevent worsening of the mutism and to allow the best environment for children with selective mutism to thrive.

 

Topics that are covered in the seminar:

  1. What is Selective Mutism
  2. Understanding Selective Mutism as an anxiety disorder
  3. Do’s and don’ts of how to manage children with selective mutism
  4. Factors that affect the child’s ability to communicate
  5. Common issues and questions

 

The seminar is recommended for:

  1. Primary, high school, and preschool management staff who would like to educate all staff at their school about how to talk to and manage a child  selective mutism.
  2. School psychologists or learning support staff who wish to do the same as above.
  3. Please note, that the seminar in this recording does not cover comprehensive school treatment strategies for children with selective mutism (as covered in our 3-hour seminars). This seminar is about educating all school staff about this condition.

 

About the presenter:

The evening seminar will be conducted by Dr Elizabeth Woodcock, a Clinical Psychologist, who established and is the Director of the Selective Mutism Clinic in Sydney. She is co-author of the book chapter ‘Treatment Programmes for Children with Selective Mutism’ in the book ‘Innovations and Advances in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ edited by D. Einstein (2007). Elizabeth has worked in both private practice and the public sector, in both research and clinical settings for over fifteen years. Elizabeth provides treatment for children and adults with a range of clinical disorders, and regularly provides training seminars for teachers, parents, and clinicians about Selective Mutism.

 

We are not likely to run this seminar again as it is now available in DVD and online recording format. Here is the link to purchase the online recording. The DVD and recording runs for 45 minutes and is designed to play to all staff at an inservice meeting to provide education to all staff about the Do’s and Don’ts of managing selective mutism. 

If you would like to attend a seminar/webinar with in-depth information about how to treat selective mutism at school, then see the information here about our 3-hour evening seminars.