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April 5-8, 2018
Treatment-Resistant Anxiety and Depression: Challenges and Opportunities
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Register today to take advantage of early bird rates!
2018 Conference Research Posters — Submission Deadline is Nov. 1
Poster sessions are lively, engaging sessions promoting the exchange of new research findings in a visual format. More than 300 presenters discuss their findings with colleagues in two posters sessions. These interactive sessions provide an opportunity to interact face-to-face with researchers, to ask questions, discuss findings and share information.
The submission deadline for research posters is Wednesday, Nov. 1. Submit your poster abstracts on anxiety and depression, including generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, PTSD, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias, and related disorders in adults and children.
Check out "How to Submit" for review criteria and sample poster abstract, and poster guidelines for general information.
Conference Committee — Abstract Review Session
Many thanks to the members of the Conference Committee who met recently to make the final decisions on 2018 abstract submissions.
Sanjay J. Mathew, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Carmela Alcantara, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center
Master Clinician Sessions
Liz Roemer, PhD University of Massachusetts Boston
Sarah Hayes-Skelton, PhD University of Massachusetts, Boston
Jamie Micco, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Patricia Zurita-Ono, PsyD, East Bay Behavior Therapy Center
Barbara Kamholz, PhD, VA Boston Healthcare System
Courtney Beard, Ph.D., McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Adriana Feder, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ellen Teng, PhD, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Michelle Newman, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Amy Przeworski, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Dawn Ionescu, MD, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Simon Kung, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Jill M. Emanuele, PhD, Child Mind Institute
ADAA Board Liaison
Luana Marques, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Cindy J. Aaronson, MSW, PhD, Ichan School of Medicine
The Child and Adolescent SIG creates a place for clinicians and researchers to discuss, debate, and address issues relevant to the understanding and treatment of childhood anxiety and mood disorders. The group promotes networking between clinicians and researchers and helps combat isolation for therapists in private practice. The SIG offers opportunities for learning and connection between the annual conferences through online communication and continuing education.
Chair: Ruth Lippin, LCSW, JD
Ruth Lippin, LCSW, JD is a cognitive behavioral therapist who has had a private practice in New York City for the past 20+ years specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders where she works with children, adolescents and adults. A graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work, she was trained in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders at The Anxiety Phobia Treatment Center at White Plains Hospital. Early on she made her professional home the ADAA. Through her active involvement with the ADAA she has made sustaining professional relationships and is always privy to the latest research and evidence-based treatments available to her clients. Ms. Lippin has been on numerous ADAA committees. Currently, she is the co-chair of the ADAA Child & Adolescent SIG and is also working on an ADAA based project to promote awareness among pediatricians of anxiety and related disorders and the evidence-based treatments available to their patients. She is the recipient of the ADAA's 2012 Clinician's Outreach Award. Ms. Lippin's commitment to ensuring that people suffering from anxiety disorders receive evidence-based treatments, propelled her, along with ADAA members, Kimberly Morrow and Elizabeth Dupont Spencer, to create a twelve part online video to train clinicians in cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention. Ms. Lippin is also a member of the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Association and the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
When I began my career as a CBT therapist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, I was lucky enough to learn about ADAA through a colleague of mine. ADAA has consistently provided me with access to the latest research and evidence based treatments for anxiety and related disorders. As I became more involved in working with children and adolescents, ADAA's Child & Adolescent SIG was a perfect group for me. It allowed me to continue to hone my skills, meet colleagues that were also working with children and gave me a forum to support my efforts to make sure all children suffering from anxiety disorders receive evidence based treatments.
Chair: Krystal Lewis, PhD
Krystal M. Lewis, Ph.D is a Clinical Psychologist at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), where she provides cognitive behavioral therapy to anxious youth participating in neuroimaging research within the Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience, led by Dr. Daniel Pine. She received her Ph.D from Virginia Tech, where she was mentored by Dr. Thomas Ollendick and transitioned to Chicago where she completed her internship and fellowship at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lewis also works in private practice in Chevy Chase, MD and specializes in the treatment of anxiety.
I have been a member of ADAA since 2008. Since that time, I have been actively involved with the organization in various capacities (conference attendee, presenter, awardee, SIG chair). I plan to stay involved with ADAA because I strongly agree with the mission and identify ADAA as my professional home. The Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG offers opportunities to connect with others who are interested in providing the best clinical care to youth by staying up to date with the latest research and having discussions on the best ways to integrate this research into clinical care. The peer consultations we host each month are also a great way to stay connected to early career and experienced clinicians across the country and discuss evidenced based treatment techniques for challenging cases.
Chair: Liza Bonin, PhD
Dr. Liza Bonin is a clinical psychologist at Texas Children's Hospital who specializes in pediatric health anxiety and OCD. She is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and the Training Director for the Texas Children's Hospital Psychology Internship. Over the course of her tenure at Baylor and Texas Children's, Dr. Bonin has been actively involved in program development and administration; these activities led her to become a passionate advocate for quality in healthcare.
I joined ADAA to advance my clinical practice skills and have the opportunity to partner with like-minded professionals who are committed to improving the quality of their work. My role in the Child and Adolescent SIG has fulfilled that important goal and allowed me to meet a great group of colleagues with much passion for their work and clinical expertise.
Chair: Julia Martin Burch, MA
Julia Martin Burch, PhD is a post-doctoral fellow at McLean Hospital. At McLean, Julia is a clinician in the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program (MAMP), an intensive group-based outpatient service for youth with severe anxiety, obsessive compulsive, and related disorders. Julia also works in the McLean 3East Adolescent DBT service and the McLean School Consultation Service, through which she and colleagues provide training and consultation in evidence based treatments to public school districts around Massachusetts. Julia completed her internship at Massachusetts General Hospital (child track) and her graduate training in clinical psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Following post-doc, Julia plans to continue her work with anxious youth at MAMP as well as to develop a research program within the McLean School Consultation Service.
A mentor encouraged me to join ADAA in the summer of 2016 given my interest in child anxiety. I joined the Child and Adolescent SIG at the same time to find a home within the organization. I was immediately impressed by the resources offered by the SIG and was very excited to take on a leadership position in the SIG last winter. Participating in the SIG (particularly the monthly consultations) has allowed me to meet and consult with incredibly talented clinicians and researchers and to collaborate with other SIG members who are passionate about disseminating evidence based treatments for youth.
Interested in learning more about how you can become involved with the ADAA Child and Adolescent SIG? Please email Helen Heymann, ADAA Senior Education Program Manager.
- 10/8/2017, Hurricane Matthew One Year Later: Storm Anxiety has Residents Asking, 'Is it all Worth it?', Savannah Morning News, Sheila Rauch, MD
- 10/06/2017 How to Approach Anxiety with Cleverness — Part 2, Psychology Today, Reid Wilson, PhD
- 10/03/2017 The Psychological Ripple Effects of Mass Shootings, Moyers & Company, Sheila Rauch, PhD
- 10/02/2017 Stress Diminishes our Capacity to Sense New Dangers, Psychology Research Finds, Medical Xpress, Candace Raio, PhD
- 10/01/2017 Depression and Substance Abuse Go Hand in Hand. So Should Treatment, Future of Personal Health, Dr. Mark Pollack
- 9/9/2017, Podcast interview, Potential Not Pathology, Reid Wilson, PhD
We invite you to explore the following exclusive ADAA publications geared towards mental health students, trainees and professionals. Also listed here are two ADAA exclusive self-help publications we encourage you to share with clients. If you have any questions about these publications, please contact us.
Primer on Anxiety Disorders: Translational Perspectives on Diagnosis and Treatment
(Oxford University Press, May 2015; 528 pages; paperback; $89.95)
Order online and save 30 percent: Enter promo code ampromd9 at checkout.
The Primer on Anxiety Disorders: Translational Perspectives on Diagnosis and Treatment provides early-stage practitioners and trainees—as well as seasoned clinicians and researchers—with need-to-know information designed to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders. The translational approach is state-of-the-art for clinicians and basic scientists alike, and connects our empirically supported practices with the theoretical and neurobiological bases for them. This volume is a project of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) members.
To help better address these common and frequently comorbid conditions, Drs. Kerry J. Ressler, Daniel S. Pine, and Barbara Olasov Rothbaum compiled an expertly edited collection that provides mental health students, trainees, and professionals with the critical information they need, plus updates on new advancements in the field and illustrative clinical cases.
Special DVD offer: Accelerated Treatment for Anxiety: Core Concepts with Reid Wilson, PhD ($59)
1.5 CE credits available online from Psychotherapy.net (additional fee)
Reid Wilson, PhD, sums up the fundamentals of tackling the most common condition confronting psychotherapists. In this lively new video, combining a live presentation with an accompanying case demonstration, he illustrates the core concepts of his groundbreaking technique and paradoxical twist in exposure therapy. Dr. Wilson and Victor Yalom, PhD, of Psychotherapy.net, have made this offer exclusively to ADAA.
How to Talk with Your Kids About Violence: Response to the Las Vegas Shooting, Sheila Rauch, PhD
Timely Topic Webinar Series
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
- Coming November 30, 2017 Promoting Positive Adaptation in Youth Exposed to Disasters: The Harvey Resiliency and Recovery Program.
Women's Mental Health
Learn more about all upcoming webinars and register today!
- Coming February 2018 Eating Disorders & Co-Occurring Conditions and their Mental Health Impact
Missed a recent live webinar? Not to worry. ADAA offers our members and the professional community at large the opportunity to watch all webinars and receive CEs. View our recorded webinar listing.
Webinar CE Information
- The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. ADAA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. APA Approval Number: 739-26163171.
- ADAA SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0316.
- ADAA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADAA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Depression and Anxiety, the official journal of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, is available online. ADAA members can subscribe at no charge. The journal welcomes original research and synthetic review articles covering neurobiology (genetics and neuroimaging), epidemiology, experimental psychopathology, and treatment (psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic) aspects of mood and anxiety disorders, and related phenomena in humans.
These early view articles are now available on Wiley Online Library.
Parenting mediates the impact of maternal depression on child internalizing symptoms
Jennie M. Kuckertz, Colter Mitchell and Jillian Lee Wiggins
Version of Record online: 29 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22688
The effect of perinatal depression treatment for mothers on parenting and child development: A systematic review
Nicole L. Letourneau, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Nela Cosic and Jordana Linder
Version of Record online: 29 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22687
A decline in depression treatment following FDA antidepressant warnings largely explains racial/ethnic disparities in prescription fills
Nicholas J. Carson, Ana M. Progovac, Ye Wang and Benjamin L. Cook
Version of Record online: 29 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22681
Learn more about the Journal.
PCORI — New Funding Announcement
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will be releasing a new funding announcement titled, "Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes." The goal of this announcement is to fund pragmatic clinical trials, large simple trials, or large-scale observational studies that compare the relative effectiveness of two or more alternatives for improving patient-centered outcomes. While any study that addresses critical choices faced by patients, their caregivers, clinicians, and/or delivery systems will be considered, PCORI's multi-stakeholder panels have identified 16 high-priority topics and research questions. PCORI will give first consideration to applications that directly address one or more of the 16 PCORI Priority Topics.
Please note that for this cycle, PCORI has added a priority topic on Anxiety Disorders in Children, Adolescents, and/or Young Adults to the list. PCORI has funds available up to $90 million for studies in response to the current cycle of the PCS funding announcement, including any studies for the PCORI priority topics.
The mission of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers make informed health decisions. We invite you to review this new funding announcement and share this information with others who may be interested.
The pre-announcement is available here.
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Americans may be more willing to talk about mental health issues these days, but misconceptions and stigmas persist, a new survey finds. The survey of more than 3,000 U.S. adults found that 70 percent said they feel people are more open to discussing mental health compared with a decade ago.
Midday bright white light therapy may be effective for patients with bipolar depression, new research suggests. In the study, published Oct. 3 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, this treatment approach resulted in a better antidepressant response compared to exposure to dim red light in patients with bipolar disorder.
A new brain-imaging study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggest scientists may be able to predict how likely children are to develop depression. The researchers used resting-state functional MRI to examine the brain structure of 637 children who were between 6 and 12 years old. They then conducted a follow-up survey three years later.
Medical News Today
A new study in twins — which allowed researchers to control for the impact of shared environmental and genetic factors — looked into the effect of bullying on young children, and whether or not these effects are long-lasting. The researchers' findings were published in JAMA Psychiatry.
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Swedish researchers have found that believing in the value of antidepressant medication appears to influence their benefits. Experts believe the findings suggest that the way in which the treatment is described to the patient can be as important as the treatment itself. Moreover, the discovery may help to explain why selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors work for some individuals but not for others.
University of Rochester researchers have discovered that starting school before 8:30 a.m. may place adolescents at higher risk for depression and anxiety. The finding is provocative as researchers say early start times elevate risk even if a teen is doing everything else right to get a good night's sleep.
Career couch potatoes, take heart: Just one hour a week of any kind of exercise may lower your long-term risk for depression, new research suggests. The finding comes from a fresh analysis of a Norwegian survey that tracked exercise habits, along with depression and anxiety risk, among nearly 34,000 adults.
Depression is associated with recurrent chest pain in adults regardless of the presence of coronary artery disease, according to the results of a study published in the American Heart Journal. In this prospective cohort study, researchers evaluated 365 patients with acute chest pain and low-to moderate-cardiac risk who were admitted to the emergency department.
Social identity and a sense of belonging, including inclusion within neighborhood, city and online communities, demonstrated the ability to reduce the incidence of paranoia and depression, according to research published in the Schizophrenia Bulletin. Researchers conducted two separate studies to assess the relationship between social identity and mental health
Sesame Street characters are best known for teaching young children their letters, numbers and how to play nicely with one another. But now Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita and their pals have taken on a broader task: helping kids cope with trauma.
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