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Treating Anxiety, OCD & Related Disorders in Children & Adolescents:
2-Day Certification Training

Online Live Webinar: Real-Time, Interactive Training

Workshop Information

A 2-day/12-hour CE (Continuing Education) course on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety and OC-related disorders in children and adolescents to become a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional -  Child and Adolescent (CCATP-CA) or a Certified Anxiety-Informed Professional (CAIP).

Anxiety, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), and OC-related disorders are among the most prevalent mental health conditions experienced by children and adolescents. The US Surgeon General issued an advisory in December 2021 regarding the youth mental health crisis. Data suggests that this prevalence has risen dramatically in the past few years and has been exacerbated by the global pandemic and related effects. Mental health providers regularly find themselves called upon to assess, diagnose, treat, and refer patients for the treatment of these disorders. 

This workshop is designed to be a comprehensive, intensive 2-day course that will provide mental health providers with the knowledge and skills to competently assess and treat anxiety, OCD, and OC-related disorders with evidence-based interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy to include exposure and response prevention and acceptance and commitment therapy. 

At the completion of this course, attendees will be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional -Child & Adolescent (CCATP-CA). The first year of certification is included in the course registration fee - See below for certification details

Course Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals

Date: Thurs & Fri, Sept 22 & 23, 2022

Time: Sign-In: 8:30am Eastern Time – Workshop: 8:45am-4:00pm ET (Both Days)

Location: Online, Live, Real-Time & Interactive Webinar via Zoom – Category I CE Credits for Maryland Social Workers (same as in-person!)

Cost (includes 12.0 CE Credits AND 1st Year Certification - $99 Value!):

$325 ADVANCED Early Through Aug 31

$359 after Aug 31, 2022

$299 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more (Click HERE to register a group)

Registration: Registration closes 1 hour prior to the training. Participants may register online (click Register Now below or visit the Group Registration Page for groups of 3+) or by Mail.

Presenters: Brittany Little, MSW, LICSW, MT-BC and Tim DiGiacomo, PsyD

CE Credits: 12.0 Live Interactive Online CE Credits
Valid for: 

  • Maryland CEU Institute is an approved provider through the ASWB ACE approved provider program.

  • Maryland Social Work Category I CE Credits (same as in-person)

  • DC Social Work CE Credits 


See below for credit details and state acceptance

Certification Details

Once you've completed this course, you will have met the educational standards to become a Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Anxiety Treatment Professional! Certification in Anxiety Treatment is available to a variety of professionals. Please select the
Certification that matches your background:


Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional - Child and Adolescent (CCATP-CA)
Detailed professional standards available at

State or nationally licensed professionals as listed below AND completed all training hours and supervision requirements to be fully licensed for independent clinical practice in the state they are licensed in:

  • Psychologists

  • Counselors

  • Social Workers

  • MFTs

  • Psychoanalyst (LP)


Certified Anxiety-Informed Professional (CAIP)
Detailed professional standards available at

  • Graduate students in a mental health program practicing under clinical supervision

  • Associate-level or provisionally licensed mental health professionals


How it works:

  • Step 1: Complete this training and receive your Certificate of Completion (sent within one week of training by email)

  • Step 2: Apply online at and visit the page of the Certification that matches your background, either the Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP-CA) or the Certified Anxiety-Informed Professional (CAIP) (click on links for more info or see below)

  • Step 3: Provide payment for your first year of certification by entering the coupon code provided by Maryland CEU Institute with your certificate (this will bring certification cost to $0)

  • Step 4: Email a copy of the following to

    • CE Certificate of Completion from this training

    • One of the following: Professional license, unofficial transcript from your enrolment in a mental health graduate program, or documentation of your professional status

  • Step 5: Receive your certification within 1 to 2 weeks following application.


Questions about Certification? The team at Evergreen Certifications is happy to help. or 800.990.2629

Once Certified, an electronic Certificate and Digital Badge will be made available to you by Evergreen Certifications.


Certification Renewal

To maintain CCATP-CA and CAIP certification, a renewal is required.

For CCATP-CA renewal: after your initial 1-year certification (included in training cost), you have the option to renew for 1, 2 or 3 years. A 1-year renewal requires 6 clock hours of anxiety-focused continuing education since you were last certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.


For renewal courses and additional information please visit:

CCATP-CA renewal costs:

For CAIP renewal: after your initial 1-year certification, you have the option to renew for 1 year. A 1-year renewal requires 4 hours of continuing education related to Anxiety.

For renewal courses and additional information please visit: 

CAIP renewal costs: Please email

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Brittany Little, MSW, LICSW, MT-BC

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Brittany Little has been a licensed independent clinical social worker and clinical supervisor at Mountain Valley Treatment Center since 2020. There she provides comprehensive anxiety and OCD treatment to individuals ages 13-21. She previously practiced in an outpatient therapy clinic serving children and adolescents in Charleston, SC. Prior to that she spent many years as an adolescent therapist in an intensive outpatient program in Wisconsin and an Emergency Room/Trauma Center social worker in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Brittany is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Music Therapy and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master of Social Work.  She completed internships at Duke University Hospital and has a strong background in medical social work.

She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and has experience providing Exposure and Response Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

Tim DiGiacomo, PsyD.

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Dr. Timothy DiGiacomo is a licensed clinical psychologist with comprehensive experience treating children, adolescents and adults with individual, group and family therapy, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other evidence-based treatment modalities.  Dr. DiGiacomo serves as Clinical Director of Mountain Valley Treatment Center, a residential center specializing in the treatment of anxiety and OCD in teens and young adults.  Dr. DiGiacomo has treated individuals with anxiety, OCD and related disorders, depressed mood, motivational difficulties, stress-related problems, learning difficulties, and trauma.  Dr. DiGiacomo has completed the International OCD Foundation’s Advanced Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and other evidence-based treatments. 


Dr. DiGiacomo also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate level for several colleges.  Dr. DiGiacomo graduated from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology and completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Dartmouth Medical School.  Dr. DiGiacomo earned his Master of Arts in Community and Clinical Psychology at Norfolk State University and completed his Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Fairfield University.

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After attending this course, participants will be able to…

  1. Define anxiety disorders according to the DSM-5® classification

  2. Recognize co-occurring depression and describe treatment considerations and strategies

  3. Distinguish between various anxiety and OC related disorders (I.e., OCD, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder).

  4. Consider factors causing and contributing to pathology and decide when to refer for medication consultation with a prescriber

  5. Analyze physical symptoms of several types of anxiety

  6. Demonstrate working knowledge of physiological symptoms of anxiety and the ability to provide appropriate psychoeducation

  7. Integrate evidence-based treatment strategies to assess and treat avoidance, reassurance seeking, and provide memory reconsolidation.

  8. Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan to include a fear hierarchy, exposure and response prevention hierarchy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

  9. Construct a treatment plan integrating ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to address disrupting rumination, negative and catastrophic thinking, cognitive errors and erroneous beliefs, perfectionism and related procrastination, changing self-talk, and managing worry

  10. Evaluate initial and ongoing motivation for change and use change strategies to support treatment as needed

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Maryland CEU Institute, #1816, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Maryland CEU Institute maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/04/2022 – 05/04/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 12.0 continuing education credits.


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  • New Jersey accepts only individual approved courses/conferences (see more information under Maryland Social Work Accreditation)

  • New York does not accept ASWB ACE provider or course/conference approval.

  • *West Virginia accepts ACE providers and courses for programs offered outside the state or through distance learning.


12.0 Category I Maryland Social Work CE Credits

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits.

MD Social Work Credits are also accepted for: 
Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
Maryland Licensed Psychologists
Maryland Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Maryland Addictions Counselors

Maryland CEU Institute are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.

*New Jersey regulations state that credits are accepted for attendance at programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states: one credit for each hour of attendance. Additional information can be found here. Chapter 13:44G-6.4 C11


PLEASE NOTE: Even when a social work board accepts courses offering ASWB ACE credit, licensees are responsible for determining whether courses meet the CE requirements in their jurisdictions. States and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether any individual course may be accepted for credit. We strongly suggest that licensees contact their individual licensing boards to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state’s laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please send us an email at or complete our Contact Us form. 



Course Interaction & System Requirements: 

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

Minimum System requirements:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

  • A computer or device to watch AND listen to the training as well as type questions or responses into the Zoom chat function (view full list of compatible devices and supported operating systems

Strongly Recommended: 

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth

  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in, USB plug-in, or:

​View the FULL LIST of compatible operating systems and system requirements.

Course Completion Requirements:

To earn CE Credit attendees must fulfill the following:

  1. Login to the training (Zoom) on time and ensure that you first and last name are showing in Zoom (message staff if unsure or need help).

  2. Complete a separate Virtual Sign-In Sheet by training start time (link provided in Zoom).

  3. Attend training in full and participate.

  4. Complete separate Virtual Sign-Out Sheet/Evaluation at conclusion (link provided in Zoom with 15 minute timeframe to begin or complete eval).


If all of the above criteria are met your CE certificate will be emailed to you within 7 days of training completion. If above criteria are not yet you may have credits deducted or may be unable to receive any credits. See Terms of Service for full details.

Refund and Cancellations:
To request a refund or cancellation please submit the required information through our Contact page. Please visit our Terms of Service for full refund and cancellation policies.

Please email or submit a Contact form to request an accommodation at least 30 days prior to the training you wish to attend.

Complaints or Grievances: 
All complaints or concerns must be submitted in writing by:

Submitting a Contact Form

Emailing concerns to

An email will be sent to acknowledge receipt and complaints will be responded to within 30 days. For full MD CEU Institute Grievance policy information visit our Terms of Service page.

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