Cool Kids™ Child Anxiety Treatment Program

What Is Cool Kids™ Anxiety Treatment

Cool Kids™ is a world famous child anxiety treatment program created by researchers at Macquarie University. The 10 week program utilises an age-tailored cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) approach that seeks to teach your child practical skills to manage worry. In addition to skilling up your child, the program also involves parents so that everyone is working as a team to improve your child’s outcomes. Cool Kids™ is available for children aged 7-17.

What Types of Anxiety Can Cool Kids™ Help?

Cool Kids™ teaches CBT skills that generalise across many different types of anxiety. Some common areas that can benefit from the program include:

  • Phobias
  • Shyness
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder

The program also provides limited training around assertive communication and problem solving which can be useful for a range of children. 

What Will My Child Learn With Cool Kids™

cool kids child anxiety treatment sydney cadence psychologyBeing a CBT program, our Child Psychologists will be focusing on teaching highly practical skills to manage anxiety including:

  • Understanding the connection between thoughts and feelings connected to anxiety
  • Developing realistic thinking skills to combat catastrophising through detective thinking
  • Learning to face fears by progressive exposure to the anxiety-provoking situations
  • Building assertiveness skills to foster confidence and problem solving

These skills can help your child build up strengths across a range of fields in their life including greater participation in extra-curricular activities, improved confidence and social skills, and greater flexibility when faced with problems.

Depending on your child’s age, our child anxiety treatment programs will also take the time to work with parents who want to learn new approaches to helping their child. We believe that working together as a family can help your child make gains much faster than expecting them to change by themselves.  

Contact Our Cool Kids™ Child Psychologists

If you’re interested in your child receiving the Cool Kids™ Anxiety Treatment Program through Cadence Psychology then please either email us using the form below or phone our child psychologist, Elizabeth Giles, on 0478 876 678.