Consultation & Professional Services

The Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment is pleased to share our training and expertise with others by offering a variety of consultation and professional development services. Contact us to learn more and discuss your needs and budget.

For Professional & Community Groups

We offer individual consultation support designed to aid other licensed mental health professionals in understanding and applying best-practice cognitive behavioral theory and treatment strategies for anxiety and related disorders. Professional consultation appointments are billed in 30-minute blocks, and can be scheduled on-site at KCCAT, over televideo, or by phone.

Customized Topic Presentations & Training Workshops

We also offer expert consultation on the impact of anxiety and mental health issues for other types of professionals (clergy, law enforcement, physicians or providers outside of behavioral health, etc.), as well as customized topic presentations or full training workshops for groups or agencies.

For School Districts and Educators

Our team offers consultation on strategies for managing anxiety and mental health issues in the school setting, IEP, and 504 plans. We can also provide customized presentations and training workshops for administrators, teachers, counseling staff, student groups, and parent organizations.

Independent Clinical Evaluation and School Consultation Package

This service provides expert evaluation of anxiety and related disorder symptoms and creates recommendations for effective management steps within the school setting. Evaluations may be initiated and paid for by either the school district or individual families. This service is conducted by our pediatric trained Staff Psychologists at a flat fee of $1,500.00 and involves the following components:

  • Evaluation Process
    • Initial phone or televideo interviews with parents/guardians to prepare for evaluation
    • Phone interviews with relevant school staff (teachers, administrative staff, special education teacher, school psychologist, nurse, counselor) to obtain collateral information about the child and academic setting challenge areas to be addressed
    • Review of all supplied records (e.g., school/psychoeducational, previous testing or treatment)
    • Battery of standardized questionnaire measures (parent/child/teacher versions as applicable)
    • In person evaluation that includes a clinical interview and administration of relevant diagnostic interviews (120-180 minutes)
  • Results and Feedback
    • Evaluation and feedback sessions may be scheduled on the same day for families traveling to the center from out of town. School feedback sessions are typically done by conference call or televideo.
    • 45 minute feedback session with family to review initial evaluation impressions and recommendations
    • 45 minute feedback session with school personnel to review initial evaluation impressions and recommendations
    • Written summary report of results and outlined recommendations and identified resource for family and school personnel
  • Additional or ongoing consultation with school staff is available as needed/clinically indicated, to be billed at the clinician's normal professional fees, prorated in 5-minute increments.

Examples of Presentation & Workshop Topics

  • Why Touch a Toilet? — An Overview of Evidence-based Treatment for OCD and Anxiety
  • Evidence-based Assessment and Treatment of OCD and Anxiety Disorders (both adult and pediatric learning presentations and workshops available)
  • It’s More than Just the Number on the Scale: Treating Eating Disorders with ERP
  • When Anxiety Intersects with Other Medical and Health Conditions
  • Anxiety Disorders Management in Primary Care
  • Imaginal and Interoceptive Exposures: The Why, When, and How
  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia
  • “Third-wave” Concepts in CBT: Mindfulness and Acceptance Based Therapies
  • Strategies for Managing Daily Stress and Anxiety
  • Body Focused Repetitive Behavioral Disorders — Treatment for Hair Pulling and Skin Picking
  • Behavioral Management of Tourette’s Syndrome and Tic Disorders
  • Evidence-based Management of Panic
  • Designing and Implementing Exposures to Target Obsessions Related to Harm and Sexual Themes in Children and Adults With OCD
  • A Stomach of Steel: Exposure Work For Treating Emetophobia
  • Innovative Applications of CBT with ERP: Atypical Clinical Presentations
  • Managing Scrupulosity: How to Help When OCD Gets Religious
  • Get Outta Here! — Tackling Fear of Flying
  • Evidence-based Approaches to Stress and Trauma in Adults and Youth
  • Benzodiazepine Discontinuation Aided by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Understanding and Treating Selective Mutism
  • Failure to Launch: Engineering Treatment for Young Adults Living at Home
  • Behavioral Approaches to Managing Enuresis
  • School Refusal Behaviors: Differential Diagnoses and Treatment Strategies from Elementary School Through College
  • Understanding Compulsive Hoarding
  • Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults
  • Evidence-based Strategies for Managing Dental Anxiety
  • Understanding Pediatric Anxiety in Vulnerable Populations
  • The Use of Behavioral Strategies to Increased Treatment Adherence and Outcomes
  • Higher Levels of Care: Understanding Residential and Intensive Outpatient Services for OCD and Anxiety