Joanne Garfi



School Refusal


For over 30 years Joanne Garfi has treated and consulted to teachers, counsellors and parents in a manner that is easy to comprehend, devoid of the jargon and theories, and gets results in Overcoming School Refusal. As a psychologist who has worked extensively across primary and secondary schools Joanne has provided treatment, support and specialised training to whole school communities for many years. She has a special interest in the treatment of Anxiety and Panic Disorder and is well known for her work with school refusal, childhood anxiety, behavioural disorders and developmental issues. She also runs a busy private practice and is the author of Overcoming School Refusal: A practical guide for teachers, counsellors, caseworkers and parents.









"Excellent! Practical, applicable … lots of great ideas to use in school going forward."

"Loads of information and strategies to use both as a teacher and a mum."

"Easy to relate to."

"Very clear explanations with practical strategies that I can use in the classroom."

"Lots of practical tips and resources."