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Registration for this event will close on 18th March 2022.
School refusal is a problem that is stressful for children, for their families, and for school personnel. Failing to attend school has significant long-term and short-term effects on children’s social, emotional, and educational development. School refusal is often the result of, or associated with, co-morbid disorders such as anxiety or depression.
Careful assessment, treatment planning, and management of school refusal are critical to a successful return to school as quickly as possible. Treatment may include educational support, cognitive therapy, behavior modification, parent/teacher interventions, and pharmacotherapy.
The one-day seminar will break down the distinction between truancy and school refusal. Completing the seminar will assist participants in performing a functional analysis of school refusal to determine the motivation and particular reinforcement systems that support the behavior. The course will examine a number of psychological disorders that may be causing or be co-morbid with school refusal, including, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, social phobia, panic attacks, major depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorder.
The latest treatment approaches will be reviewed with a focus on tailoring and adapting standard approaches to specific situations. Lastly, participants will be given the opportunity to review several case studies and develop a sample treatment plan for cases of school refusal.