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Autism and Anxiety: 16th August 2024

16 August 2024, 9:00 am
Presented by Fiona Zandt

This is a half-day workshop delivered in-person at Mindful, Travancore VIC

Cost Information:

$130 inc GST: General

$65 inc GST: Victorian CYMHS/CAMHS/ICYMHS, Orygen clinicians, Take Two, headspace, ACCHO/ACCHS, Childrens' Health & Wellbeing Locals (Brimbank-Melton/Loddon-Bendigo/Southern-Monash)


Please note our workshops sell out quickly and therefore may not be available. We are sorry if you cannot access the training you would like to at this time.  

Who is the training for?

Mental Health Clinicians and other professionals such as psychologists, social workers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, mental health nurses, headspace clinicians, paediatricians, psychiatrists and registrars, working with autistic children and young people.

Who provides the training?

Dr Fiona Zandt, Clinical Psychologist, has extensive experience working with autistic children and adolescents & their families for the past 20 years. Fiona has worked in a variety of settings including CAMHS, Rehabilitation, and Private Practice. She currently job shares the coordination of the Specialist Autism Team at the Royal Children’s Hospital and has a successful private practice. Fiona is also the author of Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Anxiety, Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings, and Creative Ways to Help Children Regulate and Manage Anger.

What does the training include?

This in person workshop focuses on children aged 4-12 years and includes current research of anxiety in autism. Fiona draws on her extensive clinical experience to help participants understand:

  • Why anxiety is so common.
  • How to assess for anxiety
  • Why, and how, to provide psychoeducation
  • Practical strategies for therapy
  • Helpful ideas for parents

Morning tea will be provided.

Clinicians are advised to bring a case to the seminar for discussion and treatment planning.

What do participants say about the training?

“Fiona's ability to articulate complex ideas in a simple manner was incredibly helpful.” (Oct 2023)

“(Accessible) for any discipline/clinical background knowledge strain or level AND with clear references for further exploration. Pretty perfect!!” (Jul 2022)

“Lots of good info to support clients to learn about emotions and identify the feeling of anxiety” (Jul 2022)

“The example activities were so practical and can be easily implemented in practice straight away. I loved getting new ideas to use in therapy sessions.” (2021)

“The combination of research/data with practical and creative examples was excellent. Could easily sit and listen again.” (2021)

“Great practical strategies that I can immediately begin applying in treatment” (2021)



Cancellation and No Show Policy

Registered participants who are unable to attend and notify us of this in writing prior to fourteen days before the workshop may either:

(1) cancel their registration and receive a refund of their payment minus administration fee of 20% or $40, whichever is greater;
(2) transfer their registration once to another eligible participant within the same workplace (no fee);
(3) in some circumstances may be able to transfer their registration once to an equivalent-cost ASD workshop in the same calendar year, if space is available.
Participants who cancel 14 to 2 business days before the workshop may be permitted to transfer their registration once to another eligible participant (no fee). In exceptional circumstances, please contact Mindful.

Venue for this training is

in-person at the Mindful Centre Travancore, Victoria.

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All information correct at October 2022. Mindful reserves the right to make changes to the training calendar or any general or specific information published in this calendar. Mindful reserves the right to cancel courses that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case, course fees will be refunded.