Daniel Landauer

Assistant Professor


I am a child and adolescent clinical psychologist licensed in both Minnesota and North Dakota. I completed my B.S. in Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and my MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Dakota. I completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Youth Opportunity Center, a residential treatment facility for youth with serious emotional and behavioral difficulties. In addition, I completed a fellowship in clinical child psychology at the University of Minnesota with a focus on the development and implementation of evidence-based intensive outpatient programs for adolescents with depression and children with disruptive behavior disorders.

My training and experience have focused on providing evidence-based assessment and interventions with children and adolescents in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health, intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization, and residential treatment. Primary treatment modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). At MIDB (Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain), I work with youth (and their families) who have severe emotion regulation issues, which lead to impulsive behaviors such as suicidal behavior or self-harm. I also provide individual, family, and group therapy for adolescents with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD.

My primary goal is to help strengthen the DBT program for adolescents and families. I aim to improve the implementation and assessment of treatment outcomes and to work to disseminate DBT for adolescents more widely. As part of my position, I am involved in the supervision of future clinicians and plan to be involved in research related to treatment outcomes and interpersonal factors that influence youth depression, suicidal ideation, and self-injurious behavior.

Administrative Assistant

(for academic support only)
Shelly Slominski


MA, University of North Dakota
Major: Clinical Psychology
PhD, University of North Dakota
Major: Clinical Psychology
BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Major: Psychology

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Graduate Student Clinician, Practicum,
University of North Dakota Psychological Services Center
Graduate Student Therapist, Practicum,
Northwestern Mental Health Center
Student / Psychometrist, Practicum,
Midwest Neuropsychology
Psychology Intern / Psychometrist, Practicum,
Dakota Family Services / Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch
Psychology Intern, Practicum,
Circle of Life School, White Earth Indian Reservation
Med Psych Staff, Practicum,
Camp Sioux Diabetes Camp, American Diabetes Association
Clinical Intern,
Circle Academy Therapeutic Day School

Licensures and Certifications

Licensed Psychologist, Minnesota Board of Psychology
Licensed Psychologist, North Dakota Board of Psychology

Honors and Recognition

Illinois State Merit Scholarship
James Scholar, UIUC
Chicago Teacher's Union Scholarship, Chicago Teacher's Union

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association
Minnesota Psychological Association
Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology APA Division 53



Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, 2025 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55414