Depression in Children: Moving Out of The Shadows [Online Course]

USD $55.24

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Poor self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness, loss of concentration, poor attention, inability to make decisions,  loss of confidence in abilities, difficulty in thinking, chronic feelings of guilt, suicidal ideation, history of self-harm, low energy, apathy, change in appetite, shifts in sleep patterns, or poor motivation.

Depression can significantly impact a child, and those caring for them are often left with questions about how to best help. In this workshop parents and professionals will learn more about childhood depression and how to best help children and teens manage it. All strategies are science-informed, and practical for working with children and youth. This workshop will empower adults to be agents of change in a child’s life offering concrete ways in which they can support the children in their lives.


  • Learn to differentiate between sadness/depressed mood and Clinical Depression (DSM-V)
  • Explore what depression looks like in young children verses adolescents
  • Introduction to the neuropsychological, genetic, and developmental roots of depression
  • Recognize the societal factors/modern day environment that contribute to the current increase in depression amongst children
  • Discover how to nurture resiliency in children, and the impact of a connected relationship
  • Identifying parenting tools and strategies for coping with depression
  • Discovering holistic treatment options for wellbeing


  • TOOLBOX: Learn over 30+ holistic strategies to help a child identify, express and explore emotions
  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION with 6 instructional hours endorsed by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
  • RESOURCES: Workbook to complete and Access to several mental health and parenting resources
  • SUPPORT:​ Access to the instructors who teach each course should any questions arise.
  • RISK FREE 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Completed courses will not be eligible for refunds. (Note: Refunds will not granted in lieu of the purchase of a ICP membership)
  • HELP ON DEMAND: Access to the instructor via email at any time.
  • SELF PACED STUDY: No timeline for completion of the course.
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This presentation is appropriate for parents, educators, child care professionals, caregivers, and mental health professionals.

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CERTIFICATE: Depression in Children


6 hours



Age Group

3-17 years old

Instructor Information

Tania Johnson

Tania is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist. She completed her undergraduate studies in South-Africa before engaging in a one year, full time internship in Chicago at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In 2012, she received my Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle. During her Master’s degree, she worked both on the front lines and as a counsellor with foster and adoptive families who faced a range of emotional, behavioural, and cognitive challenges. Since completing her degree, she has worked in a private practice setting with children, teens, adults and families.  She works primarily from an attachment based perspective. This means that she works with clients to explore how early relationships affect how we come to understand our self, other people and the world.