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Daniel C. Holland, Ph.D.
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Daniel C. Holland, Ph.D.

Bio

Dr. Danny Holland is an assistant professor in Regent University’s School of Psychology and Counseling who is a therapist, a nationally sought-after speaker and published author. He has been featured on various media sources including the 700 Club. He is also the director of the Institute for Violence Research in the School of Psychology and Counseling. He has worked professionally with hurting children, adolescents and families for more than 32 years.

As the founder of Parent & Teen Universities, Inc., Holland has spoken to hundreds of thousands of individuals, teaching them how to strengthen their families and improve their lives. His programs have been endorsed by professionals ranging from directors of national parenting organizations to members of congress. He has served in many capacities, including a program developer for Commonwealth of Virginia, a consultant for the National Center for Safe Schools, a consultant for DARE America, and several other organizations.

Holland has also served in many mental health positions, including the director in intake at Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center, Southeast regional director of therapeutic foster care at National Counseling Group, and many other clinical supervision and clinical director roles. Holland’s training program for working with children had been adopted by many states as the standard for their school-based law enforcement officers. He currently provides clinical services as a therapist at his practice, The Psychotherapy Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

Holland graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Counseling from Regent University. He went on to complete dual master’s degrees in community mental health services and school counseling from Regent. He earned his doctoral degree from Old Dominion University. Holland is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, board-certified telemental health provider and approved clinical supervisor.

Credentials

Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision, Old Dominion University
M.A. Community Counseling / School Counseling, Regent University
B.A. Psychology and Counseling, Regent University

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Applied Clinical Supervisor Certification

Publications

Books/Book Chapters

Nelson, J., & Holland, D. (2021). Active Shooter Lockdown Practice. In J. Nelson, & L. Wines, Responding to Critical Cases in School Counseling: Building on Theory, Standards, and Experience for Optimal Interventions (pages 209-215). New York, NY: Routledge.

Holland, D., & Holland, J. (2021). A School Shooting. In J. Nelson, & L. Wines, Responding to Critical Cases in School Counseling: Building on Theory, Standards, and Experience for Optimal Interventions (pages 216-223). New York, NY: Routledge.

Holland, D. (2010). You are here: a straight-shooting guide to mapping your future. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press. ISBN: 9780307499301

Holland, D. (2010). Reaching teens in their natural habitat: a field guide for savvy parents -ebook. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press. ISBN: 9780307499714

Holland, D. (2007). You are here: a straight-shooting guide to mapping your future. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press. ISBN: 978-4000-7203-3

Holland, D. (2006). Reaching teens in their natural habitat: a field guide for savvy parents. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press.

Other Publications

Holland, D. (2016). Dissertation: Counselors’ perceived preparedness for technology-mediated distance counseling: A phenomenological Examination. Old Dominion University. Norfolk, Virginia.

Presentations

Holland, D. (2019, June). Response to Critical Incidents and Grief. Panel with Steve Kelly and Brian Houston. Wave Church. (https://youtu.be/6RSiNsOjeVo) Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Holland, D. (2019, June). Addressing the Tragic Events. CBN News Special Segment. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Holland, D. (2019, June). Addressing the Virginia Beach Tragedy: Regent University with Dr. Daniel Holland. Video segment for social media and University outreach. https://youtu.be/eTFp4CewSTQ. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Holland, D. (2019, June). Working Through Grief: Regent University with Dr. Daniel Holland. Video segment for social media and University outreach. https://youtu.be/JDQVyvyJsuc. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Holland, D. (2019, June). God’s Presence in Grief: Regent University with Dr. Daniel Holland. Video Segment for Social Media and University outreach. https://youtu.be/C-HK2Y1zRQ4. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Holland, D. (2018, August). Positive counseling: moving from what’s wrong to what’s strong. American Mental Health Counselors Association National Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Holland, D. (2018, September). Overcoming common pitfalls of interprofessional team development: communication strategies that really work. NEXUS National Summit, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Holland, D. (2017, September). Consultation on Strategies for Integration of Student Counselors into Multidiscipline Health Care Clinic. PACER Conference, Chicago, IL.

Holland, D. (2016, March). Practicing Positive Psychology. American Counseling Association National Conference. Montreal, CANADA.

Holland, D. (2016, October). A Primer on Positive Counseling: Not Only What’s Wrong, but also What’s Strong. Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. 3 hour pre-conference workshop. New Orleans, LA.

Holland, D. (2015). Communicating Effectively with Adolescents in Crisis. Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Chronic Illness Conference, Eastern Virginia Medical School. Norfolk, VA.

Holland, D. (2010). Combating Cultural Influences of the Digital Media that are Undermining the Development of Millennials: Effective Strategies for Professional Counselors, Counselor Educators and Important Stakeholders. National Youth-At-Risk Conference.

Holland, D. (2010). Combating Cultural Influences of the Digital Media that are Undermining the Development of Millennials: Effective Strategies for Professional Counselors, Counselor Educators and Important Stakeholders. American School Counselors Association National Conference.

Holland, D. (2008). The North American Teenager In Its Natural Habitat: Reaching and Keeping Kids: Techniques that Really Work. Association of Christian Schools International Conferences. Los Angeles, CA; Portland, OR; Orlando, FL; District of Columbia; Phoenix, AZ; Colorado Springs, CO; Honolulu, HI; San Francisco, CA; Dayton, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Charlotte, NC; Indianapolis, IN; St. Paul, MN.

Holland, D. (2007). Reaching and Keeping Kids: Techniques that Really Work, Creative Communication. Youth Specialties National Youth Worker Conferences. Los Angeles, CA; Cincinnati, OH; Charlotte, NC.

Holland, D. (2007). Shaping Forces of Today’s Adolescents, and Effective Strategies to Reduce Gang Involvement. Utah National Gang Conference. Salt Lake City, UT.

Holland, D. (2006). The North American Teenager In Its Natural Habitat: Reaching and Keeping Kids: Techniques that Really Work. Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Conferences. Orlando, FL.

Holland, D. (2005). Media Influences on Today’s Youth, Reaching and Keeping Kids: Techniques that Really Work. National DARE America Conference. San Antonio, TX.

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Affiliations

American Counseling Association (ACA)
Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback (APPB)
Virginia Counseling Association (VCA)
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)

Awards

Holland, D. (2020). Regent University "Excellence in Service" Award. Given for service innovation and excellence.