Course Description

This offering has been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities as an OSAP eligible micro-credential. To learn more about the process to apply for OSAP micro-credential funding at Laurier, please visit the OSAP for Micro-credential Funding webpage. Email questions to continuingeducation@wlu.ca.

The feeling of anxiety is a common and expected part of life for any child or adolescent. Anxiety is a natural and predictable response to stressful life events, and can even provide us with important information about danger. However, not all feelings of anxiety are common, beneficial or normative. This module is designed to help you develop a thorough understanding of the difference between reasonable and expected levels of anxiety, and anxiety that interferes with and disrupts normal development and mental well-being.

Strategies will be presented to help you guide students in managing their everyday anxiety, and the anxiety that interferes may interfere with their learning.

Instructor: Carolyn FitzGerald, assistant professor, Faculty of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, PhD (clinical psychology)


Participants must first complete module 1 before completing modules 2-7.  You are welcome to register for modules 2-7 concurrently with a registration for module 1, however module 1 must be completed before completing additional modules.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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