SRF Workshops for Educators


In person full day workshops run from 9.30am till 4:30pm.
Webinars will be available to accommodate our changing world and those unable to make an in-person event due to distance. Webinars run for 3 hours (9.30am - 12:30pm, starting times vary) and are a modified version of the full-day workshop covering the essential topics.


Half-Day Webinars


Learning Objectives:

Identifying key transition times/difficulties

Identifying different emotions and behaviours when children are faced with change

Raise awareness of how children respond to change

Understanding the child from a neurobiological perspective - How the brain works

Building resilience - Teaching emotional regulation skills

Coping with change - Teaching skills to children to understand their feelings, thoughts and behaviour through the CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) model.




2024 Schedule:



Term 3

Wednesday 17th July (3-hour webinar), 9:30am

 Wednesday 7th August (Full day), 9:30am - CARLTON (LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE)


Term 4

Wednesday 13th November (3-hour webinar), 9:30am

Wednesday 20th November (Full day), 9:30am - CARLTON


Full-day workshop (7 hours) in metro areas: 

$380/person (excl. GST)

includes morning and afternoon tea


Workshops in rural and regional areas: 

Between $420/person (excl. GST).

Additional travel costs apply depending on the location. 

Minimum of 20 participants. Contact us for details.


Online workshop (half-day/three-hours): 

$190/person (excl. GST)


1.5 hour parent workshop: 

$55/person (excl.. GST).

Held onsite at kindergarten services with a minimum of 20 participants.

This workshop can also be run as an interactive webinar.

These dates may be subject to changes and the possibility of additional dates made available.

Additional workshops will be run in regional areas upon request and sufficient numbers of 20+. 


What participants are saying...



"Our educators were so inspired and said that was one of the best PD they had been to."


"It was amazing!!! Worth the travel and look forward to incorporating strategies in my setting."


"Amazing delivery. Thoroughly enjoyed and it was a pleasure to learn alongside Carmel."


"The workshop was presented very well and extremely easy to follow and understand."


"Very useful!!! Reflected on my own practice and am enthusiastic to continue with my own children and kinder families." 


"A fantastic day!!! Very well delivered and applicable to multiple contexts." 


"Left with practical strategies and knowledge of theory underpinning them."


"Really informative.  Enjoyed and gained more knowledge and confidence in teaching young children."




Your Presenter - Dr Carmel Ferretti is a clinical psychologist who has completed a PhD in Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Carmel has extensive experience working as a psychologist with infants, children, adolescence and adults over the past 30 years. She has worked as an educational psychologist in primary and secondary schools providing professional development to staff, individual and group programmes for children and parent information sessions. She has also worked clinically in the past 15 years in a variety of hospital settings as a researcher at the Mercy Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital.  More recently she worked on the KidsMatter (Children’s mental health) Transition to school – Parent Initiative, a program to support families and schools in the importance of coping with new transitions.


Expressions of Interest

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about additional dates for your area, please don't hesitate to contact us via the form below.


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