CE Activities

04 Oct 2021

29 October 2021 – ACT for Young Children

To HKPS Members,


The Continuing Education Committee approved the circulation of the below activity to all HKPS Members, with the objective of keeping our members informed about relevant continuing education activities in the field.


Details of Activity

Title of activity:

ACT for Young Children


Thrive Family

Website: Upcoming Training - Thrive Family

Contact: (refer to details below under ‘Contact person’)

Name(s) of speaker(s):

Dr. Chris McCurry



Chris McCurry, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist in Seattle, Washington. He specializes in the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders and parenting challenges generally. Chris received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he studied with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy cofounder Steve Hayes in the early days of ACT. He completed his predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. In the past 20 years, Chris has given over 50 ACT-based webinars, workshops, conference presentations, and in-services for both professional and lay audiences.


He is the author of several books. His first, published by New Harbinger in 2009, is Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance. This was followed by a clinician’s guide, Working with Parents of Anxious Children: Therapeutic Strategies for Encouraging Communication, Coping & Change (2015) from W.W. Norton. In 2016 Chris and Emma Waddington, Ph.D. saw the publication of four small books for children and parents; Why must I eat my greens? Why are people different colours?, Why do I have to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’?, and Why don’t we all live together anymore? (Francis Lincoln). Along with coauthors Sheri Turrell and Mary Bell, Chris published The mindfulness and acceptance workbook for teen anxiety, through New Harbinger, in 2018.

Brief content:

This webinar will describe and demonstrate ACT techniques for engaging children from preschool through preadolescence. It will guide you to conceptualize typically seen referral problems in terms of ACT-related processing. It will help children and their carers to become less stuck in unhelpful stories about themselves and the world. In turn, this will allow you to teach children to become psychologically flexible, engage more in pre-school, and develop skills to socialize and contextualize to the world around them. A bibliography will also be provided.

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Language of presentation:



DCP, DCoP and DEP members only


29 October 2021


0900 to 1200 SGT (GMT +08)


Zoom (online event)


SGD160.50 (inclusive of GST)

Deadline for application:

28 October 2021

1700 SGT (GMT +08)

Contact person:

Registration link: Thrive Family Events | Eventbrite


For enquiries,

Email 1: [email protected] (training enquiries)

Email 2: [email protected] (general enquiries)

Contact: +65 6909 6123 (call) / +65 9233 0602 (whatsapp)