Dr. O’Rourke works with children and adolescents in the Child Anxiety Center. He is also the Director of Training and Communication at EBTCS.
About Dr. O’Rourke
Dr. Daniel O’Rourke is clinical psychologist at EBTCS in the Child Anxiety Center. He has advanced training and specialization in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders in children and adolescents, as well as considerable prior training in the treatment of anxious youth across multiple clinical settings.
Dr. O’Rourke completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Bath, England. He became interested in sports psychology, particularly in youth athlete performance enhancement, anxiety, and motivation. He initially decided to pursue a career in clinical psychology in order to apply clinical interventions in the sporting domain.
Dr. O’Rourke received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Washington where he received extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Family-Based Therapies. Clinically, he particularly enjoyed working with adolescents and adults with anxiety and eating disorders, and with college athletes for sport psychology interventions. His research focused on the role of parents in youth athlete well-being, and his dissertation examined factors related to prolonged recovery following a concussion in athletes.
Dr. O’Rourke completed his pre-doctoral internship in child clinical psychology at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Harborview Medical Center through the University of Washington Medical Center. He elected to pursue focused training while on internship though Harborview Medical Center’s Pediatrics Rotation and Harborview Medical Center’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program. He was awarded the John E. Carr Award for Outstanding Achievement in Empirically-Supported Psychotherapies. Dr. O’Rourke completed a postdoctoral fellowship at EBTCS in child and adolescent anxiety disorders.
Dr. O’Rourke is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington and is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).