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SDQ Clinical Assessment Tool

2 hours
£30 + VAT (per delegate)

This course explores how to effectively use and apply the clinically-recognised Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to transform the culture of emotional assessment within your setting.

Concise and easy to use, SDQ gives a score which indicates when difficulties may be present. Research has shown that it is a reliable and valid tool to access emotional problems, conduct (behaviour) problems, hyperactivity (inattention), relationships, and prosocial behaviour.

Outcome:Empowered to use the SDQ to shift your setting’s culture of emotional assessment to become more holistic and follow best practice guidelines.


Effective Use of the SDQ Clinical Assessment Tool Training is available to anyone in a mental health role.

Special Requirements
  1. Please note for this course you must have a stable internet connection with a PC, laptop that has an active camera. D&T must be able to see you at all times.
  2. We recommend using a desktop/laptop computer or a tablet with a large enough screen to comfortably see the presentation and follow media materials.
  3. If a mobile/tablet device is used make sure to have the Zoom application installed.
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"I have completed this with six children to date and have seen such great results. Great intervention, I cannot champion it enough."

Claire Price – Teaching Assistant

"My daughter has just gone through these sessions with someone who has been trained in the school. She found them really useful in dealing with her anxiety."

Claire McCormick – Parent

"I have seen first-hand the response of children who have completed a course of Drawing and Talking and the results are outstanding."

Gemma Williamson – Foundation Stage Leader

"The Drawing and Talking enabled children, through an unthreatening medium with a known and trusted adult, to explore their thoughts, feelings and anxieties."

Head Teacher – Mainstream Primary School

"Drawing and Talking has proved invaluable with secondary students who find it difficult to talk about their emotions."

Clinical Psychologist

"We do use a number of therapy methods at the school but without a shadow of doubt, Drawing and Talking is by far the most effective."

Nicola Furey – Nurture Leader