Teaching and Workshops

Upcoming Workshops:

February 28, 2020 – SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health, Toronto

Providing Parent Guidance in Anxious Times: An approach to helping parents raise resilient, emotionally healthy children.

This workshop, for mental health professionals, educators and direct service workers, examines the ways counsellors, educators and mental health professionals can help parents stay emotionally present in their children’s lives while respectfully giving them space to develop their own agendas and sense of responsibility. Gain a health perspective on anxiety, in which childhood anxiety is understood as a necessary building block of adaptation and an essential gateway to a child’s creative engagement with the world. 

Click Here for Event Details 

June 19, 2020 – SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health, Toronto

Treating Anxious Children in Anxious Times: An approach to promoting adaptive anxiety in children and teenagers.

This workshop provides mental health professionals, educators and direct service workers with an approach to treating children with anxiety issues within the current cultural context. Anxiety is approached as an essential and healthy human emotion and a focus is placed on factors that contribute to both maladaptive and adaptive forms of anxiety. Participants gain an overall clinical orientation as well as techniques and ideas for working with anxious children and teenagers.

Click Here for Event Details

Have Dr. Russell present to your group:

Dr. Russell’s workshops offer a fresh perspective on raising self-reliant, motivated children, ready to take on the world.

  • Understand parent-child dynamics
  • Resist the pressure to over-parent
  • Build trusting relationships with teachers and school administration so they can play an effective role in your child’s life
  • Understand problems such as ADHD, anxiety, and substance abuse
  • Embrace failing as learning, not parental incompetence
  • Common-sense strategies for parents worn out from worrying about their kids and their future.

Dr. Russell is a popular public speaker and workshop leader; he has presented to parents, students and educators across Canada. His workshops are informative, lively and interactive. To learn more, click here.