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Free Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Group for Anxiety in Children with ASD

BC Children's Hospital and BC Mental Health & Addiction Services are accepting referrals for the Facing Your Fears cognitive-behavioural therapy group for treatment of anxiety in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. 

What is the group about?

• 14 weekly group sessions (large-group activities and child-only/parent-only groups)
• Children learn how to face fears in a supportive and fun group environment (one of our most popular activities is making movies on facing fears!)
• Parents learn strategies for helping children manage their anxiety

Who can participate?

• 8- to 12-year-old children with anxiety and high-functioning ASD, along with at least one parent or caregiver
• Children must be able to participate in a group setting for at least 90 minutes

When is the group?

• Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 from September to December 2014

Where is the group?

• BC Children’s Hospital, Mental Health Building

What are the next steps?

• Phone Julia Eng at 604-875-2345 X2719 and request an Outpatient Groups Referral Form
• Ask your child’s mental health clinician, physician, or other professional to fax the completed referral form to 604-875-2099

For additional questions, please contact Dr. Melanie McConnell at 604-875-2345 ext. 5576.


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