Anxiety Treatment Training Program

Anxiety is a common problem that can affect people in a number of different ways. For most people, a little bit of anxiety is a perfectly normal part of daily life. You may experience anxiety before a big test at school, an important interview for a new job, or a meeting with your new in-laws.

For other people, anxiety can be a major problem that interferes with their ability to live a normal life. Their anxiety may prevent them from engaging in public speaking, getting on an airplane, or having normal social interactions. Anxieties will often take the form of specific phobias that are rooted in a traumatic event from that person’s past.

If you are a mental health professional looking for training on anxiety treatment, our program will help you address the root causes of anxiety — instead of just the symptoms.

Although individuals may be genetically predisposed to experience anxiety, the condition is often rooted in a traumatic event in a person’s early childhood. A person who experienced extreme anxiety as a child may find that similar situations will trigger this same response in later life.

The ITTM Training Program is designed to provide practitioners with the tools to identify the root causes of anxiety disorders in children and their caregivers and treat them effectively. The ITTM is able to treat many common anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder — The individual will experience extreme anxiety without any specific cause or reason behind it.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder — The individual will experience excessive anxiety in social situations, particularly if they involve many people or lots of attention.
  • Panic Disorder — The individual will have panic attacks during periods of high anxiety, which may include sweating, chest pain, or heart palpitations.

About the ITTM

The Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Model (ITTM) is a complex trauma treatment program for children (aged 3 to 18 years) and their caregivers. It is the only trauma treatment program that addresses the unresolved trauma history of the parent or caregiver — in addition to the trauma of the child.

The ITTM approaches trauma treatment by addressing the impact of the traumatic event, not the event itself. Every person will assign meaning to a traumatic event in their own, individual way. Two people may experience a nearly identical event and assign completely different meanings, based on how they interpret it.

The ITTM provides evidence-based treatment for anxiety in a fully-manualized program that was created by a clinical practitioner for other practitioners. It is currently operating in 11 clinics across Ontario and over 300 practitioners worldwide have been trained in the ITTM model.

Training Program for Anxiety Treatment

The ITTM Training Program is a 50-hour online training module that is designed to provide practitioners with the theoretical basis required to use the ITTM model for private or clinical practice. Clinic-wide training programs are also available — learn more here.

The ITTM program provides a comprehensive treatment plan for anxiety. The training is delivered through a combination of digital readings, video lectures and demonstrations, and one-on-one consultations with the certified trainers via video conferencing.

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to work directly with experienced ITTM Trainers and ask questions to deepen your understanding of the material.


About Valerie Copping

Valerie Copping, PsyD., is a passionate scholar and practitioner in the field of clinical psychology, who divides her time between clinical practice, training and consulting, and scholarly writing and research.

Valerie’s twenty-five years of clinical skills training, clinical supervision, research and practice inform her approach to complex trauma treatment. She continues to work on the development of effective, comprehensive, and innovative treatments for children who have experienced trauma and their caregivers.