Emotion Management for Children and Teens with ASD

Rockhampton, Queensland

Friday 9th November, 2018

9.30am – 4.00pm



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Early Bird (before COB 25th October, 2018)


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Discount: If you are a full time student requiring a discount please enquire about our student rate and send in a photocopy of your student ID card or if you are facing hardship please email the clinic to apply for a discount.

If you are unable to pay online, please download the registration form and mail to us.

Prices include GST and catering throughout the day

For Cancellations: Up to 7 days notice payment will be refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee. At less than 7 days notice there will be no refund, but a credit note with Minds and Hearts for future events, minus $50, will be issued. Attendance is fully transferable. 




Professor Tony Attwood is in international authority on Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and autism. His text “Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals” has been translated into thirty languages. His new book “The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome” is recognised as the leading textbook on the subject internationally. 

Dr Michelle Garnett has specialised in autism spectrum conditions for over 20 years. She devised the word's first screening tool for AS in 1993, completed her PhD on Asperger's syndrome in 2007, and co-authored two books on teaching affection to children with AS, which were published by JKP in 2014. She is the Founder and Director of Minds & Hearts, an internationally recognised clinic in Brisbane for children and adults who have an autism spectrum condition (ASC). Michelle co-authored a book with Tony in 2016, "Exploring Depression and Beating the Blues: A CBT Self-Hlep Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger's Syndrome [ASD-Level 1]". 

Michelle and Tony are clinical psychologists who together have over 50 years of experience in helping people with autism spectrum disorders. They are warm, inspiring, engaging and knowledgeable presenters.



Children and adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder have difficulty with the comprehension, expression and regulation of emotions, resulting in high levels of anxiety, stress, anger and/or depression and subsequent effects on family, teachers, friends and peers. Conventional strategies that encourage emotion management for typical children do not seem to be as effective with those who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The child's quality of life, self-esteem and well-being will be influenced by their ability to manage emotions and difficulties with emotion management can lead to being suspended and having a notoriety that will affect the attitude of teachers and peers as well as the attitude of the child to themselves. Through several decades of working with children and adolescents with ASD and their families and schools, Michelle and Tony have discovered, developed and evaluated emotion management strategies based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy that have proven to be effective in assisting children with ASD to learn about, and manage, their emotions from anxiety to love and affection.



Parents, Carers and Family Members, Health and Educational Professionals



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