Overcoming School Refusal: A practical guide for teachers, counsellors, caseworkers and parents

Overcoming School Refusal: A practical guide for teachers, counsellors, caseworkers and parents

by Joanne Garfi


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School refusal affects up to 5% of children and is a complex and stressful issue for the child, their family and school. Psychologist Joanne Garfi spends most of her working life assisting parents, teachers, school counsellors, caseworkers, and community policing officers on how best to deal with school refusal. Now her experiences and expertise are available in this easy-to-read practical book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925644043
Publisher: Australian Academic Press
Publication date: 02/15/2018
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joanne Garfi is a psychologist with over 30 years of experience and expertise in child and adolescent issues, including as a school psychologist, working in both primary and secondary schools providing specialised training to teachers. She has a special interest in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder and is well known for her work with childhood anxiety, behavioural disorders and developmental issues. She currently conducts workshops on school refusal around Australia. Joanne uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and skills development and prefers to take a whole person approach to treatment. Her emphasis when working with children is to have families and schools working together to bring about change.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What is school refusal?
Chapter 2 Why do children refuse to go to school?
Chapter 3 The impacts of school refusal
Chapter 4 What professionals can do
Chapter 5 What parents can do
Chapter 6 Treatment for school refusal
Chapter 7 Treating high achievers who are school refusing
Chapter 8 Treating students with autism spectrum disorder who are school refusing

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