$199 – $250

Selective Mutism - Advanced Strategies for Professionals

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Library Square Conference Centre, Peter Kaye Room

350 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC V6B

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This highly experiential workshop will involve a combination of didactics, modelling, and hands on practice of specific Selective Mutism skills. Attendees will be coached live by experts while role playing scenarios that children typically face.

Workshop Learning Objectives

  • Understand the behavioural conceptualization of the development of Selective Mutism and the rationale behind this treatment approach

  • Learn how to identify and demonstrate warm-up skills (Child Directed Interactions) in the treatment of Selective Mutism

  • Understand and be able to demonstrate the concept of stimulus fading

  • Learn how to identify and demonstrate questions that increase the likelihood of verbal responding (Verbal Directed Interactions)

Recommended Attendees

Education and Mental Health Professionals who work with children with Selective Mutism Disorder including, but not limited to psychologists, clinical counsellors, school counsellors, speech-language pathologists, classroom teachers, and caregivers.

Price

Early Bird Pricing - $199 - before October 1st

Regular Pricing - $250 - on or after October 1st

4 CE Credits (CPA)

Space is limited to 30 participants. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


About the Presenters


Dr. Annie Simpson, Registered Psychologist, Director, Cornerstone Child & Family Psychology Centre

Dr. Annie Simpson received her Ph.D. in school and clinical-child psychology at University of Toronto. The main focus of her clinical practice is anxiety disorders, particularly those affecting young children.

Dr. Annie uses evidence based (scientifically supported) techniques when addressing these concerns including cognitive behavioural therapy and behavioural interventions. She is certified through the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies. By working with both children and their parents, she aims to provide families with skills that will help create long lasting changes and will be transferable to other concerns in the future. These techniques are all done in a fun, engaging, and playful way that kids enjoy.

In addition to her work with Cornerstone, she is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University and has been a staff psychologist in the Pediatric OCD Program at BC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Annie also works as a consultant for AnxietyBC providing lectures and workshops, and developing self-help materials for children and adolescents. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Selective Mutism Group – Childhood Anxiety Network, the International OCD Foundation, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and the BC Psychological Association.


Dr. Rosalind Catchpole, Registered Psychologist, Director, Cornerstone Child & Family Psychology Centre

Dr. Catchpole received her Ph.D. in child-clinical psychology at Simon Fraser University. She is passionate about the treatment of anxiety disorders and related concerns in children and adolescents and employs cognitive-behavioural and parent-based approaches (including an innovative parent-based treatment program for childhood anxiety) in her work, as well as a good dose of humour and creativity.

She loves nothing more than empowering children and families with tools and knowledge to free them from the clutches of anxiety disorders! In addition to her therapeutic work she regularly provides workshops to community professionals and parents about the treatment of anxiety disorders. She has a particular interest and specialized training in the treatment of selective mutism.

In addition to her work with Cornerstone, she is a staff psychologist and head of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia where she provides assessment, treatment, research and teaching on anxiety disorders. She belongs to several professional associations including the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the Selective Mutism Group, and the Canadian Psychological Association. She is registered with the College of Psychologists of BC (Registration # 01860) and is certified in cognitive-behavioural therapy through the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.

She is also a consultant for AnxietyBC, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving public awareness about anxiety disorders, promoting education, and increasing access to evidence-based resources and treatments. You can check out a great video about selective mutism that she helped develop here!


AnxietyBC is approved by the Canadian Psychology Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. Funded by BC MEntal Helath and Substance Use Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority.

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