Working with Selective Mutism

Can be taken as an individual course or as a part of:

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

1 day 9:30am – 4:30pm 7 CPD hours

Course Brief

Module of Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Learning outcomes for the day will be:

  • How common is Selective Mutism and what are the factors that increase the risk for this problem
  • What other factors might be present when we see a child with Selective Mutism
  • How to distinguish between Selective Mutism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • How to measure, assess and formulate Selective Mutism
  • Getting the teacher and the whole class involved in treating Selective Mutism
  • How to measure, assess and formulate Selective Mutism
  • The role of Speech and language Therapists in treating Selective Mutism
  • Using CBT to treat Selective Mutism at an individual level, with parents and with the whole class

SDS’ Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents is Approved by the British Psychological Society

Course Tutor

Dr Rebecca Linnell
Principal Clinical Psychologist

Dr Rebecca Linnell worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Manchester for over 10 years, in 2012 she joined the Psychological Therapies Training Centre in Salford to develop the CYP IAPT programme, a Government initiative aiming to transform children’s mental health services. For many years she’s been involved in training mental health professionals, leading the CBT Pathway of the Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychotherapies for Children and Young People.