2022 CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH + PARENTING CONFERENCE: PRESENTER SPOTLIGHT
TANIA JOHNSON, R.PSYCH
CLASSROOM MENTAL HEALTH: Building Your Professional Toolkit
Educators are often faced with unique and challenging issues in the classroom. At any given time and educator will have students dealing with a variety of issues including: trauma, anger, aggression, anxiety, grief, depression, or self-harm— these challenges are expressed as negative behaviour.
This workshop will help you decode behaviours, understand the signs of common psychological issues, and empower you with the tools to help bring your students to a place of connection safety. Educators will gain a toolbox of strategies to help children who are struggling with relationships in the classroom, anxiety, emotion regulation, depression, and attention based issues. Connection co regulation, respectful communication, and resilience are central themes and helping you to create a classroom that is inclusive, safe, and deeply accepting of all students.
“Classroom Mental Health” is intended to help educators oh in the classroom in creating a psychologically safe environment for students, but please note, it is not intended to replace the vital work of mental health professionals.
Tania is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist. 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 my 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.
Since completing her degree, she has worked in a private practice setting 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.
Tania endeavours to always approach her clients and professional work with respect, honesty, integrity and warmth.