One of the aims of the Centre for Emotional Health is to produce a range of practical materials and instruments for use by researchers, professionals and consumers. Our principal aim here is to produce materials that will help in the understanding or management of emotional difficulties and are based on scientific evidence.

Money raised from these sales does not go to individual pockets or profit-making organisations. All proceeds go back into the Centre and our associated Clinics to allow us to continue to help people with emotional disorders.

If you are an organisation located outside of Australia and are interested in buying our products in bulk please read this information.

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Help for Adults

Commercial Books

Overcoming Shyness and Social Phobia: A Step by Step Guide, by Ronald Rapee (1998).  Lifestyle Press, Killara, Australia.
Written for adults suffering social anxiety, this book describes a clear and tested treatment in easy-to-follow steps. It includes exercises, case examples and recording forms.
 Mastering Stress: A Lifestyle Approach, by David Barlow and Ronald Rapee (1997).  Lifestyle Press, Killara, Australia. 
Written for adults suffering general anxiety and feelings of overwhelming stress, this book describes a clear and tested treatment in easy-to-follow steps. It includes exercises, case examples and recording forms.

Treatment Programs and Manuals

Panic Surfing - Early Intervention Treatment Manual for Panic Disorder, by Andrew Baillie and Ron Rapee.
Written for adults who have suffered panic attacks, this workbook teaches effective skills (using cognitive behavioural techniques) to overcome panic disorder.

Help for Young People

Commercial Books

Helping Your Anxious Child, A Step by Step Guide For Parents (Second Edition), by Ronald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence, Vanessa Cobham and Heidi Lyneham (2008). New Harbinger Publications Inc. Oakland, USA. 
This is a book written for parents who have an anxious child. All forms of anxiety are covered and it is useful regardless of whether your child is only slightly scared of the dark or is crippled by severe worries and phobias. The book includes recording forms, practical exercises and plenty of case examples.
Treating Anxious Children and Adolescents: An Evidence Based Approach, by Ronald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Jennifer Hudson and Carolyn Schniering (2000). New Harbinger Publications Inc. Oakland, USA. 
This book provides the mental health professional with practical information on helping anxious children and their families. It provides general information on assessment, diagnosis, and theories, before moving on to a semi-structured treatment approach. There are numerous examples and the book contains monitoring forms, case examples and exercises.

Treatment Programs and Manuals

The Cool Kids Program

The Cool Kids program is a scientifically evaluated, skills-based program to help young people reduce their anxiety and related difficulties. It is the best known of the programs at the Centre for Emotional Health and is supported by a number of manuals. For a description of the overall Cool Kids program, click here. The Cool Kids program has several versions for application and delivery in particular settings or for particular populations and they will be described below.

Standard Cool Kids Program

The standard Cool Kids program is a structured clinical program designed for delivery in a typical clinic or clinical setting for children aged 7-18 years suffering primary anxiety disorders. It can be run in either a group or individual format and includes the child and parent(s). Program materials comprise a single therapist manual that describes delivery of the program to both younger children (7-12) and older children (12-18). It is also accompanied by workbooks for the parents and young person – however, these workbooks are different depending on whether the child is younger (7-12) or older (12-18). Thus therapists wishing to buy this program need to choose either the child package (Cool Kids Anxiety program) or the teenage package (Cool Kids Chilled Adolescent Anxiety Program). Both include the same therapist manual but different client manuals.

Cool Kids Anxiety Program, by Ronald Rapee, Heidi Lyneham, Carolyn Schniering, Viviana Wuthrich, Maree Abbott, Jennifer Hudson and Ann Wignall (2006).  Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney 
This package aids the mental health professional in conducting our treatment program for anxious children 7 to 12. The therapist's manual describes in detail how to conduct each session of the program including exercises and comments to assist successful implementation. Also included is one copy each of the parent and child workbooks. 
Cool Kids "Chilled" Adolescent Anxiety Program, by Ronald Rapee, Heidi Lyneham, Carolyn Schniering, Viviana Wuthrich, Maree Abbott, Jennifer Hudson and Ann Wignall (2006). Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney. 
This package aids the mental health professional in conducting our treatment program for anxious adolescents 12 to 18. The therapist's manual describes in detail how to conduct each session of the program including exercises and comments to assist successful implementation. Also included is one copy each of the parent companion and adolescent workbook.

The Cool Kids program is now available for purchase in various languages. If you are wanting a copy of the Cool Kids program in a language other than English, click on the link above.


School-based Cool Kids Program

We have also evaluated a version of the Cool Kids program that is modified to fit into a delivery within schools. This program is suited for school therapists who wish to run the program within a school setting. Sessions are focussed around the young person with two separate parent evenings and optional telephone support calls with individual parents. Because this program has a slightly different format and considerations to the standard program, it has a different therapist manual. However, the client manuals (parent, adolescent and child) are the same as for the standard program. Thus, purchase of this package provides the specific school-based therapist manual plus one copy of either the younger child (primary school) child and parent workbook or the older child (high school) adolescent workbook and parent companion.


Cool Kids Anxiety Program School Kit, by Ronald Rapee, Heidi Lyneham, Carolyn Schniering, Viviana Wuthrich, Maree Abbott, Jennifer Hudson and Ann Wignall (2006). Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney. 
This package aids the school therapist in conducting our treatment program for anxious children 7 to 12. The therapist's manual describes in detail how to conduct each session of the program within a school setting including exercises and comments to assist successful implementation. Also included is one copy each of the parent and child workbooks.
Cool Kids "Chilled" Adolescent Anxiety Program School Kit, by Ronald Rapee, Heidi Lyneham, Carolyn Schniering, Viviana Wuthrich, Maree Abbott, Jennifer Hudson and Ann Wignall (2006). Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney. 
This package aids the school therapist in conducting our treatment program for anxious adolescents 12 to 18. The therapist's manual describes in detail how to conduct each session of the program within a school setting including exercises and comments to assist successful implementation. Also included is one copy each of the parent companion and adolescent workbook.

Cool Kids Autism Spectrum Disorder Program
This variation of Cool Kids is designed for children (7-12 years) who suffer comorbidly from both an anxiety and (high functioning) autism spectrum disorder. Anxiety management skills are adapted to suit the learning style of children with an ASD and the typical presentations of anxiety that are seen in ASD.  Therefore the therapist manual, parent workbook and child’s workbook are different to the standard program.

Cool Kids ASD Program, by Anne Chalfant, Heidi Lyneham, Ronald Rapee and Louisa Carroll (2011). Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney. 
This program is a variation of the Cool Kids© Child and Adolescent Anxiety Program. It has been developed specifically for children, aged 7-13 who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger’s Disorder and High Functioning Autism) comorbid with an anxiety disorder. The therapist's manual describes in detail how to conduct each session of the program including exercises and comments to assist successful implementation. Also included is one copy each of the ASD adapted parent and child workbooks.
Cool Kids "Chilled" Adolescent Anxiety and Depression Program
This variation of Cool Kids is designed for teenagers (12-18 years) who suffer comorbidly from both an anxiety and depressive disorder. Skills relevant to both anxiety and depression management are covered and therefore the therapist manual, parent workbook and child’s workbook are different to the standard program.

Cool Kids Chilled Adolescent Anxiety and Depression Program Kit, by Ronald Rapee, Heidi Lyneham, Carolyn Schniering, Viviana Wuthrich, Maree Abbott, Jennifer Hudson and Ann Wignall (2006). Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney. 
This package aids the mental health professional in conducting our treatment program with adolescents 12 to 18 who are both anxious and depressed. The therapist's manual describes in detail how to conduct each session of the program including exercises and comments to assist successful implementation. Also included is one copy each of the Mood Disorder adapted parent companion and adolescent workbook. 

Cool Kids Outreach Program

This program is designed to deliver the Cool Kids programs outside of the clinic setting. Hence it is ideal for therapists working with children living at a distance (e.g., rural and remote settings) or who are unable or unwilling to attend a clinic for other reasons. The client materials provide considerably greater detail than most standard workbooks to allow a large degree of self-help. The therapist manual guides the therapist in supporting the client in helping themselves.

There are two versions – for younger children (7-12) and for teenagers (13-18). For younger children the program works using a parent-as-therapist model where the parent learns anxiety management skills using the commercial book Helping Your Anxious Child and the parent in turn teaches these skills to their child using a downloadable workbook. For teenagers the program uses an interactive CD-ROM to teach anxiety management skills and parents are provided with a workbook that explains anxiety and illustrates to parents how to best support their teenager’s use of the anxiety management skills.

The Cool Teens Outreach Bibliotherapy Kit, by Heidi Lyneham, Viviana Wuthrich and Ron Rapee (2010). Centre for emotional health, Macquarie University, Sydney.
This kit includes all the materials that a mental health professional will need to support a family completing either the Cool Kids Outreach Program or the Cool Teens CD ROM Program. The kit includes a therapist manual outlining the structure of the program and provides session guides for use during telephone consultations. In addition the kit includes a copy of Helping Your Anxious Child and a printed copy of the downloadable HYAC Children’s Workbook that are used with the 7-12 year olds, and a copy of the Cool Teens CD-ROM and the accompanying Cool Teens Parent Companion that are used with 13-17 year olds.


Cool Kids Outreach Program Kit, by Heidi Lyneham and Ron Rapee (2009). Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney.
This Program kit contains all the  materials that a mental health professional will need to support a family completing the Cool Kids Outreach Program with a 7-12 year old child. This kit contains a therapist manual that focuses solely on supporting the parent of a primary school child who is using the Cool Kids Outreach Program. The kit also includes a copy of the commercial book Helping Your Anxious Child and a printed copy of the downloadable HYAC Children’s Workbook.  



Study Without Stress Program

The Study Without Stress Program is designed to target the difficulties many students have in coping with stress during the final years of high school. The program teaches students cognitive and behavioural skills to manage the stress of the increased workload and pressure for performance associated with the HSC.

Study Without Stress Program Kit, by Viviana Wuthrich and Rebecca Passe-deSilva (2010). Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney. 
This package aids the mental health professional in conducting the study without stress program in clinical or school settings. The therapist's manual describes in detail how to conduct each session of the program including exercises and comments to assist successful implementation. Also included is one copy of the student’s workbook.







Programs for Preschool Children

The Cool Little Kids program has been developed to help parents who have a highly anxious preschool-aged child (3-6). The program is brief (6 sessions) and can be thought of as “prevention” more than clinical treatment. It teaches parents practical ways of building confidence and reducing fearfulness in their child. The package comprises a therapist manual and parent workbook.

Cool Little Kids Kit, by Ronald Rapee, Elizabeth Lau and Susan Kennedy (2010). Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney. 
This package aids the mental health professional in conducting the Cool Little Kids program in clinical settings. The therapist's manual describes in detail how to conduct each session of the program including exercises and comments to assist successful implementation. Also included is one copy of the parent workbook.
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