OCD & Anxiety Institute

OCD & Anxiety Institute is pleased to host CopingCatParents.com as a service to parents seeking dependable and evidence-based information about anxiety and its treatment. We have partnered with Dr. Philip C. Kendall, author of the Coping Cat Treatment for anxious youth and preeminent researcher in the area of child anxiety, and Dr. Muniya Khanna, expert anxiety researcher and clinician to create and maintain the content so that you, the user, can have up-to-date information at your fingertips.

OCD & Anxiety Institute is dedicated to bringing well-researched, empirically supported, and practical e-learning programs, books, presentations, and treatment resources to mental health professionals, school counselors, parents, research professionals, or those seeking information and programs to help youth with emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems.


Our programs are specially designed for work with children, teens, and parents – engaging, appealing, and developmentally appropriate.

The materials guide the implementation of cognitive-behavioral therapies where the goal is to provide opportunities for youth to learn skills to meet their specific needs. Whereas adults who receive psychological services may be less in need of friendly and directive materials, youth can benefit greatly from having engaging and appealing workbooks, software, and audiovisual aides to guide their learning experiences.

Authors of our programs adhere to the scientist-practitioner model, and the programs we offer are either empirically-supported or evidence-based. That is, the data gathered in research are used to determine what strategies are included in the treatments. Moreover, in several cases, the programs have been implemented and evaluated, with the results indicating that the treatments are effective. Further research evaluation will inform and enhance the programs—being built with research, they remain open to changes based on research.

Our titles include the Camp Cope-A-Lot, the first computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxious youth, and Child Anxiety Tales, an online parent-training program for parents seeking to learn how to help their children better manage stress and anxiety.



*** This website, OCD & Anxiety Institute and the developers cannot offer referrals for treatment, nor endorse any of the references or providers listed on this website, but merely list available resources with an evidence-base. If you are looking for a treatment provider, there are other websites that may be useful to you. Please visit Internet Resources to see a list. ***