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In-Person Training

In the Age of Adolescent Anxiety - What Parents Need to Know


This course was held on February 24, 2020


Daniel Villiers, PhD, President, Founder

With anxiety disorders among the most common mental health conditions for children and adolescents in the United States today, Dan Villiers discusses how parents can identify the difference between stress, anxiety and anxiety disorders, what causes anxiety in children and when to seek therapeutic treatment.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore when the symptoms of anxiety require treatment. Summarize how treatment typically begins with the establishment of trust so the child can identify the source of their fears and anxiety.
  • Parents and family are an integral part of anxiety treatment. Discuss what families need to create safety and support for their children to accompany their therapy and how parents can serve as an anchor for the child.

Daniel Villiers, PhD

President, Founder

Daniel Villiers, PhD BA, Kenyon College // MEd, Kent State // MA, Dartmouth College // PhD in Counseling and School Psychology, Northeastern University Dr. Dan Villiers brings over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families in a range of clinical and educational settings. In 2011, Dr. Dan co-founded Mountain Valley Treatment Center, the first non-hospital residential program for the treatment of adolescent anxiety in the United States. His successful intervention model, a compassionate approach to assess, educate, and motivate avoidant and resistant school-aged anxiety sufferers, has assisted more than 500 families in their pursuit of treatment. Dr. Dan has presented at universities and conferences across the country, authored numerous articles on child mental health, and appeared on radio and TV as a subject matter expert on adolescent anxiety. Experiences & Insight From Our Founders Read more about Dan in Our Founders Stories

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