2022 SYMPOSIUM PRESENTER SPOTLIGHT

Tania Johnson, R. Psych & ICP Co-Founder

SNEAK PEEK :
Childhood Anxiety: Helping Children Heal

Anxiety has many faces, and in this online course parents, caregivers, and professionals will learn about the psychological and physiological roots of anxiety, why it is on the rise in our children, and what to do to help children better manage it. This course has a holistic* and strength-based approach that focuses on what we as caretakers, parents, and professionals can do vs. stigmatizing children who are struggling. Various facets of the child’s environment will be explored that can contribute to a child’s emotional struggles.

Research and theory in the field of mental health, education, attachment, naturopathic medicine, and interpersonal
neurobiology will be explored. Attendees will be given resources and direct tools to help their child, or the children they work with, overcome this emotional obstacle. This course aims to enlighten, empower, and inspire those who take care of our children.

Tania is a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist, and the Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology. She completed her undergraduate studies in South-Africa before engaging in a one year, full time internship in Chicago at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In 2012, she received her Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle. During her Master’s degree, she worked both on the front lines and as a counsellor with foster and adoptive families who faced a range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges.

Tania has been working in a private practice setting for the last decade with children, teens, adults and families. She works primarily from an attachment based perspective–this means that she works with clients to explore how early relationships affect how we come to understand our self, other people and the world.

 

4th Bonus DAY ADDED

For all Weekend Pass Purchasers

In this presentation attendees will learn about the foundational history of attachment research, develop a better understand attachment styles in both children and adults and outcomes related to each style, how the brain’s development is contingent on the quality of care a child receives, and interventions that promote a more secure attachment style in children.

We are here not only for you to learn how to support a child or teen who is struggling, but also learn concrete tools and strategies to help YOU when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Mental health is a family affair, and ensuring caregivers  are also thriving is of the utmost importance.

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