Don’t Worry About it: Anxiety in Children and Adolescents in the Home and School

New! Filmed Summer 2020

Presented by Cara Daily, Ph.D. & Meghan Barlow, Ph.D.

On-Demand | Available Now


12 Hours  | Pre-approved for 12 CEUs


This On Demand course and will be available immediately after purchase. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until June 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on May 1, 2021. 

Anxiety disorders are among the most common conditions diagnosed in children and adolescents and everyone feels anxious from time to time. Despite the prevalence of anxiety disorders, anxiety has been referred to as the “great masquerader” because it can present in surprising ways in the classroom, at home, and in a therapy setting. 

This workshop will provide clinicians and educators with an understanding of anxiety as well as with frequently co-occurring conditions including depression, autism, ADHD, and learning disorders. A review of specific types of anxiety disorders and how to distinguish these conditions from “healthy stress” and “anxious moments” will be presented. Participants will learn therapeutic approaches and practical strategies for implementing changes to reduce anxiety within the clinical setting and classroom.  Specific manualized treatment programs will be provided and psychopharmacological interventions will be discussed.  Additionally, participants will learn tools for teaching coping skills and working with families to determine appropriate and effective school based supports.

Online Course Format

  • 12 hours of Online Training
  • 12 CEUs
  • Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.
  • No categories


Topic 1: Anxiety Understood (2 hours, Meghan)

Anxiety Understood

  1. Differentiating between “healthy stress,” “anxious moments,” and interfering anxiety
  2. Causes of anxiety
  3. Assessment
  4. Core components of anxiety
  5. Specific types of anxiety disorders
  6. Related conditions (OCD, trichotillomania and other habit disorders, tics)
  7. Co-occurring conditions 

Topic 2: Therapeutic Approaches to Managing Anxiety (2 hours, Cara)

Specific Techniques in Therapeutic Approach

  1. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  2. Self-Regulation and Bio-feedback

Topic 3: Additional Therapeutic Approaches to Managing Anxiety (2 hours, Cara)

More Techniques in Therapeutic Approaches

  1. Exposure Response Prevention
  2. Mindfulness
  3. Family Therapy
  4. Group Therapy


  1. Commonly prescribed medications
  2. Medication efficacy
  3. Risks versus benefits

Treating Comorbid Symptoms

  1. Sleep Disturbance
  2. Poor Diets
  3. Tics
  4. Skin Picking/Hair Pulling
  5. Inattentiveness
  6. Impulsivity
  7. Sensory Issues
  8. Social difficulties

Topic 4: Empirically Validated Manualized Treatment Programs (2 hours, Cara)

Research-based Interventions

  1. Coping Cat
  2. Cat Project
  3. Friends Program
  4. Social Effectiveness Therapy for Children
  5. Cool Kids
  6. Stand Up, Speak Out


Topic 5: Anxiety in the School (2 hours, Meghan)

Anxiety and the Classroom

  1. Classroom/Academic demands (i.e., tests, grades, behavior) impacting anxiety
  2. Anxiety impacting school functioning
  3. How anxious students impact teachers and vice versa
  4. Create a culture

Interventions in the Classroom

  1. The full cup and self-regulation
  2. Changing thoughts
  3. Relaxation
  4. Mindfulness
  5. Changing behaviors

Topic 6: Developing Plans for Managing Anxiety at School (2 hours, Meghan)

Creating Plans

  1. Communicating with families
  2. Assessing the problem
  3. Working together to determine short term and long term goals that make sense
  4. Managing specific/unique problems
  5. School refusal
  6. Separating from parents

iii. Selective mutism

  1. OCD
  2. Panic attacks
  1. Assess, screen, and diagnose anxiety disorders
  2. Differentiate among different anxiety disorders
  3. Create a comprehensive treatment plan that targets symptoms of anxiety based on your client or student
  4. Compare and evaluate empirically validated strategies for treating children diagnosed with anxiety
  5. Utilize techniques of CBT, self-regulation, mindfulness, CBT, and family therapy to treat anxiety
  6. Learn specific manualized treatment programs to reduce anxiety.
  7. Use various techniques to reduce anxiety in the classroom.
  8. Assist clients in identifying thoughts and feelings in anxious situations and develop a plan for effective coping.
  9. Incorporate techniques of exposure and response prevention in treating OCD
  10. Recognize the potential side effects of psychotropic medication for anxiety

Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.

Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.

Cara Marker Daily, PhD, BCBAis a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience providing assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and young adults with autism in the home, school, hospital and community settings. She works directly with educators, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, BCBAs and other professionals. Dr. Daily is the president and training director of Daily Behavioral Health, a leading behavioral health provider in northeast Ohio specializing in assessment, consultation, and treatment of autism, anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders. She is the founder and executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center, which has received numerous grants to provide free and reduced cost applied behavioral analysis services to individuals with autism.

Dr. Daily has written several cognitive-behavioral and behavioral-based curriculums focusing on teaching daily living skills to children with autism and published a peer-reviewed journal article supporting evidence for success of these programs. She has presented nationally on topics of autism, disruptive behaviors disorders, anxiety and chronic health conditions in the pediatric population. Dr. Daily has been featured in radio, television, and other media platforms in northeast Ohio. She is the author of The Key to Autism: An Evidence-Based Workbook for Assessing and Treating Children and Adolescents (April 2016, Publishing & Media).

Dr. Daily received her Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of South Carolina, and completed an internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at The Children’s Hospital at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Daily is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Fairview Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic, the American Psychological Association, the Ohio Psychological Association, and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies.

Meghan Barlow, Ph.D., is a licensed pediatric psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum. She also has a wide range of experience working with children who have a variety of anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, attention deficit disorders, mood disorders, behavioral concerns, genetic and metabolic syndromes and acute or chronic medical conditions. Dr. Barlow is the owner of a private practice, Meghan Barlow and Associates, where she provides assessment, treatment and group therapy services for children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Barlow has developed trainings and workshops for parents, school professionals, and mental health providers on topics related to social skills, autism spectrum disorder, depression and anxiety. She speaks in a variety of settings offering education and practical strategies for managing children’s behaviour, facilitating social skills and navigating developmental transitions. Dr. Barlow earned her Ph.D. from Kent State University

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$449.00N/A
Full-Time Student$359.00N/A

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