Sydney Phobia Clinic
Sydney's premier clinic for the treatment of specific phobias

Cool Kids™

A skills-based programme for kids

Cool Kids™ Programme


A structured skills-based anxiety management program for kids!

The Cool Kids™ programme is a well-renowned programme developed at Macquarie University’s Centre for Emotional Health Clinic. Like all the programmes offered at Sydney Phobia Clinic, it is a structured, manualised Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programme that can incorporate virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) as appropriate. The Cool Kids™ programme is a 10-week course that teaches children and their parents how to manage anxiety. The Cool Kids™ programme is offered for kids aged 7-17, pending suitability assessment. The core skills covered in the programme include:

  • How to identify anxious thoughts, feeling, and behaviours

  • Discovering realistic thoughts and expectations (detective thinking)

  • Gradually building independence and confidence through facing fears (stepladders)

The programme also allows for a parent skills session and additional skills such as assertive communication and problem solving.

The total price of the programme is $1,800 ($180 per session, excluding resource costs) and Medicare rebates may be sought with an eligible Mental Health Care Plan from your GP.

Are you a teacher or school principal who wants the cool kids™ programme delivered at your school by one of our clinically trained psychologists?

Enquire now by sending us an email and we’ll work with you to see how we can best meet your needs.