Prof. Thomas H. Ollendick


Prof. Thomas H. Ollendick
Virginia Tech
Faculty of Psychology

Thomas H. Ollendick, Ph.D., is University Distinguished Professor in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Child Study Center at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. He is the author of over 300 research publications, 60 book chapters, and 25 books. His books include Clinical Behavior Therapy with Children (Plenum Press), Developmental Issues in the Clinical Treatment of Children (Allyn and Bacon), Phobic and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Clinician’s Guide to Effective Psychosocial and Pharmacological Interventions (Oxford), and Handbook of Interventions that Work with Children and Adolescents (Wiley). He is the past Editor of the Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, past Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, current Editor of Behavior Therapy, and founding Co-Editor of Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. He also serves on the editorial boards of 16 other journals. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. The recipient of several NIH grants, his clinical and research interests range from the study of diverse forms of child psychopathology to the assessment, treatment, and prevention of these child disorders from a social learning/social cognitive theory perspective.



Hannesdottir, D. K., & Ollendick, T. H. (2007). The role of emotion regulation in the treatment of child anxiety disorders. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 10, 275-293.

Ollendick, T.H., & Horsch, L.M. (2007). Fears in children and adolescents: Relations with child anxiety sensitivity, maternal overprotection, and maternal phobic anxiety. Behavior Therapy, 38, 402-411.

Bodas, J., Ollendick, T. H., & Sovani, A. (2008). Test anxiety in Indian children: A cross-cultural perspective. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 21, 387-404.

King, N. J., & Ollendick, T. H. (2008). Lead Article: The elegant psychosocial intervention: A heuristic conceptual framework for clinicians and researchers. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, 253-261.

Ollendick, T. H., & King, N. J. (2008). Evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with phobic and anxiety disorders: Issues and commentary. Behavioral Psychology/Psicologia Conductual, 16, 365-387.

Ollendick, T. H., Jarrett, M. A., Grills-Taquechel, A. E., Hovey, L. D., & Wolff, J. (2008). Comorbidity as a predictor and moderator of treatment outcome in youth with anxiety, affective, AD/HD, and oppositional/conduct disorders. Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 1447-1471.

Davis, T. E., III, Ollendick, T. H., & Ost, L-G. (2009). Intensive treatment of specific phobias in children and adolescents. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 294-303.

Ollendick, T. H., Ost, L-G., Reuterskiold, L., Costa, N., Cederlund, R., Sirbu, C., Thompson, T.E. III., & Jarrett, M. A. (2009). One-session treatment of specific phobias in youth: A radomized clinical trial in the United States and Sweden. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 504-516.

White, S. W., Oswald, D., Ollendick, T. H., & Scahill, L. (2009). Anxiety in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 216-229.
Essau, C. A., Sasagawa, S., & Ollendick, T.H. (2010). The facets of anxiety sensitivity in adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 23-29.

Hannesdottir, D.K., Doxie, J., Bell, M.A., Ollendick, T.H., & Wolfe, C.D. (2010). A longitudinal study of emotion regulation and anxiety in middle childhood: Associations with frontal EEG asymmetry in early childhood. Developmental Psychobiology, 52, 197-204.

Hirshfeld-Becker, D.R., Masek, B., Henin, A., Blakely, L.R., Pollock-Wurman, R.A., McQuade, J., DePetrillo, L., Briesch, J., Ollendick, T.H., Rosenbaum,J.F., & Biederman, J. (2010). Cognitive behavioral therapy for 4-7-year-old children with anxiety disorders: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 498-510.

LeBeau, R.T., Glenn, M.A., Liao, B., Wittchen, H-U., Beesod-Baum, K., Ollendick, T.H., & Craske, M.G. (2010). Specific phobia: A review of DSM-IV specific phobia and preliminary recommendations for DSM-V. Depression and Anxiety, 27, 148-167.

Noguchi, R. J. P., & Ollendick, T. H. (2010). Is family expressiveness as reported by mothers and fathers related to children’s social anxiety symptoms? Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 278-286.

Ollendick, T. H., Ost, L-G., Reuterskiold, L., & Costa, N. (2010). Comorbidity in youth with specific phobias: Impact of comorbidity on treatment outcome and the impact of treatment on comorbid disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 827-831.

Ollendick, T. H., Raishevich, N., Davis, T. E. III., Sirbu, C., & Ost, L-G. (2010). Phenomenology and psychological characteristics of youth with specific phobias. Behavior Therapy, 41, 133-141.

White, S.W., Ollendick, T., Scahill, L., Oswald, D., & Albano, A. (in press). Preliminary efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral treatment program for anxious youth with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.


Silverman, W. K. & Ollendick, T. H. (2008). Assessment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders. In J. Hunsley & E. Mash (Eds.), A guide to assessments that work. New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. 181-206.

Ollendick, T. H., & Pincus, D. (2008). Panic disorder in adolescents. In R.G. Steele, T.D. Elkins, & M.C. Roberts (Eds.), Handbook of evidence-based therapies for children and adolescents. New York: Springer Publications. Pp. 83-102.

Grills-Taquechel, A., & Ollendick, T.H. (2008). Diagnostic interviewing with children and adolescents. In M. Hersen and A. M. Gross (Eds.), Handbook of clinical psychology: Children and adolescents (Vol. 2). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Pp. 458-479.

Ollendick, T. H., Davis III, T. E., & Sirbu, C. (2009). Specific phobias. In D. McKay & E. Storch (Eds.), Cognitive behavior therapy for children: Treating complex and refractory cases. New York: Springer Publications. Pp. 171-199.

Whiteside, S. P., & Ollendick T. H. (2009). Developmental perspectives on anxiety classification. In D McKay, J. S. Abramowitz, S. Taylor, & G.J.G. Asmundson (Eds.). Current perspectives on the anxiety disorders: Implications for DSM-V and beyond. New York: Springer Publishing Co, Pp. 303-325.

Ollendick, T. H., Costa, N. M., & Benoit, K. E. (2010). Interpersonal processes and the anxiety disorders of childhood. In G Beck (Ed.), Interpersonal processes in the anxiety disorders: Implications for understanding psychopathology and treatment. Washington, DC: APA Books, Pp. 71-95.

Ollendick, T. H., Davis III, T. E., & Reuther, E. T. (2010). Specific phobias. In M. Gomar, J. Mandil, & E. Bunge (Eds). Manual de terapia cognitiva comportamental con ninos y adolesccentes (Manual of cognitive and behavior therapies for children and adolescents). Polenmos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pp. 241-266.

Cowart, M. J. W., & Ollendick, T. H., (2010). Attentional biases in children: Implication for treatment. In J. A. Hadwin & A. P. Field (Eds.), Information processing biases and anxiety: A developmental perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 297-319.

Ollendick, T. H., & Shirk, S. R. (in press). Clinical interventions with children and adolescents: Current status, future directions. In D. H. Barlow (Ed.), Oxford handbook of clinical psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ollendick, T. H., & Hovey, L. D. (in press). Competencies for treating phobic and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. In J. C. Thomas & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of clinical psychology competencies. New York: Springer Publications.