This activity-based workshop is designed for children and young people training and competing at club, regional, state and national level in their chosen sports, academic pursuits or the performing arts. The workshop explores an abundance of psychological skills and techniques practiced by Olympians, academics, prima ballerinas and musical soloists in order to compete at their very best. The workshop has been developed by psychologist Belinda Jones and incorporates her experience working with athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport.
Belinda Jones, a Quirky Kid Child Psychologist, will facilitate the workshop with the support from school staff!
The Power Up! is also offered in the clinical setting. Visit our workshop page to find out the next date. If you would like to arrange a workshop for high-performing students at your school, please contact us on 02 93 62 9297.
Recently , the Quirky Kid Clinic worked with school staff from Year 2 and Year 4 at St Thomas School in Sydney to facilitate the popular The Best of Friends workshop™ in the classroom setting.
This was 2-hour workshop for year 2 students was followed by a 8 weeks small group program and covered areas such as Making Friends, Social Skills, Empathy, Compromise, and Peacemaking in friendships. Students participated in a range of activities including painting, play dough, role play, and multimedia presentations while discussing the finer points of friendship and playground issues.
Each child was given a “Quirky Kid Tool Kit” including materials for the day as well as an information sheet for parents on how they can help their child build social skills.
Kimberley O’Brien returned to the school to complement the workshop with a teachers feedback and training as well as to present to parents and display the children achievements.
We are very satisfied with parental and school feedback on the positive outcomes the workshop had achieved so far. Parents where actively engaged in the program with pre and post surveys. This has helped to ensure we parent concerns were addressed.
St Thomas’ Principal and Teaching staff were incredible supportive and showed great commitment toward students social development.
If you would like some information on The Best of Friends™ workshop for your child’s classroom, please contact us.
A new volunteer position has also been added to the website. The focus of this position is to support resource and workshop marketing as well as other administrative aspects of the clinic. Please go to: https://childpsychologist.com.au/about-us/employment for more information
To celebrate the arrival of all our resources – for 10 days – we are offering free shipping on all Purchases of Quirky Kid Resources. If you have waited to buy our resources, now is the perfect time. Over 600 copies have been sold across Australia and overseas.
Our 2010/2011 Workshop Calendar was printed and posted!
After reviewing our most popular school-based and clinic programs like, “The Best of Friends” and “Why Worry?”, we added more motivational programs for high-achievers, such as “Power Up” and a new series for Mums and Bubs, exploring “The Inside Story” of infant development and healthy attachment.