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Webinar - Creative interventions to assess and treat school refusal

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Webinar - Creative interventions to assess and treat school refusal

Back by popular demand - Creative interventions to assess and treat school refusal

Presented by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute

Live webinar November 4, 2021 | Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST

Facilitator: Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S

Anxiety and school refusal is on the rise, and is a particular concern due to the impact on emotional, academic, social, and family functioning. The longer a child avoids or misses school, the more likely it will become entrenched, and will be more difficult to treat.

It is important to assess the reasons underlying the child’s school refusal, so that an effective treatment plan can be implemented.
This webinar will present innovative assessment and treatment interventions for school refusal. The most efficacious treatment for school refusal in the research is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This approach is enhanced by integrating engaging activities so that children will more readily participate in treatment and learn key skills.

Through case examples, activity demonstrations, and experiential exercises, this three-hour webinar will combine theoretical material with hands-on therapeutic techniques. Interventions will be geared to children aged 4 to 12.

Learning objectives:

  • List the most common factors underlying school refusal
  • Implement techniques to assess school refusal
  • Describe methods for fostering treatment readiness in anxious children
  • Implement a gradual exposure plan to treat school refusal
  • Discuss effective strategies for use by parents and teachers

Registration fee: $80

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PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this webinar is closed. This training is being offered again Dec 9, 2021. Please visit for full details.

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@Registered Member posted:


I had signed up a client for the webinar on November 4th. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this client will be unable to attend. As the agency did pay for it, is there a way to reimburse or credit for a webinar in the future?

Thank you.


Good afternoon @Registered Member,

Thank you for your message. I am sorry to hear you are unable to attend this training. We are happy to discuss options that would work best for you with regards to refunds/credits. Please contact our training coordinator Mary Anne at to discuss this.

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@Registered Member posted:

Please email me zoom link before the webinar

Good afternoon @Registered Member, thank you for your comment.

One you have completed your registration process at you will be emailed a confirmation as well as any relevant information and the zoom link prior to the event start date.

Should you have any challenges registering yourself please feel free to email our Training Coordinator at


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