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SOLD OUT! Working with families with a child with Anxiety – a solution focused approach

  • Wisdom Centre, Sophia Housing, Cork Street
  • 9.30 - 4.30
  • 06 Oct 2016

Social Care Ireland and the Irish Association of Social Workers are coordinating a one day workshop delivered by Dr. John Sharry



€20 IASW members/ €40 non-members


Aim of Workshops

 Drawing on the professional textbook Counselling children, adolescents and families: a strengths based approach and the evidence based Parents Plus Programmes this workshop will introduce participants to a solution-focused model of working with children, adolescents and families within a child and adolescent mental health context.



  1. Understanding Anxiety – reviewing the symptoms, causes and treatments for Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
  2. Introduction to a strengths based approach to working with children, adolescents and parents in a way that engages them, provides support and which is more likely to create a working alliance.
  3. Specific Interventions for Anxiety such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for children and adolescents, family support and parenting.


Course Facilitator:
Dr. John Sharry is a social worker, psychotherapist and solution-focused trainer with over 25 years’ experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He is founder of SolutionTalk which provides training to practitioners on solution focused approaches. He is co-founder of the Parents Plus Charity, an adjunct senior lecturer at the School of Psychology in University College Dublin and co-founder of SilverCloud Health, an international technology company that develops online mental health programmes for health services. John is also the co-developer of the award winning Parents Plus Programmes (evidence-based parenting courses) as well as the Working Things Out Programme (a multimedia therapeutic resource for young people overcoming mental health problems) which are used extensively in services and schools.



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