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April 5-8, 2018
Treatment-Resistant Anxiety and Depression: Challenges and Opportunities
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
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2018 Conference New Research Posters — Record Number of Submissions!
ADAA is delighted to announce that new research poster abstract submissions reached a record high for the 2018 Annual Conference. Notifications of acceptance will be sent in early December. Thanks to all who completed their submissions by the deadline.
As part of ADAA's ongoing efforts to ensure the best member user experience possible, we have created new Membership Portal that provides members with better access to their information, to their colleagues and to all of ADAA's membership benefits. Finding what you need and navigating the platform is much easier and more user friendly.
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If you have not yet logged into the new member system, you may not know that we’ve added more choices and criteria to enhance your online practice profile. Along with additional disorders, treatment methods and options, you can also now list any other languages you speak in addition to English. Updating your profile is easy. Once logged in, go to Edit Bio and scroll down. Questions? Contact membership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Have you published a new book or research article? Have you been quoted in a recent news article/story? Please let us know so we can share your news with your ADAA colleagues! Simply email Lise Bram and we'll make sure to feature your news here every week and on the ADAA Members in the News website page.
About ADAA's Social Anxiety Special Interest Group (SIG)
Since forming, just over a year ago, the Social Anxiety Special Interest Group (SIG) has organized many opportunities for learning and consultation. There have been monthly online peer consultations, open to all ADAA members. These have been attended by members across the country, with rich discussions about cases and current treatments for social anxiety. The SIG has put on various webinars, including two on CBT for social anxiety, another on evidence based group treatment for social anxiety, and another geared towards consumers about overcoming their social anxiety.
The SIG held a breakfast meeting at ADAA's Conference last year, resulting in interesting case discussions and a great networking opportunity. This year, the SIG will also hold at the Washington, D.C., Conference. As part of their participation in the SIG, two of the leaders will be presenting different workshops at the conference on social anxiety related topics.
Meet the Social Anxiety SIG Chairs and Vice-Chairs
Noah Clyman LCSW-R, is the director of NYC Cognitive Therapy, a group practice in Manhattan which specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT). NYCCT's mission is to make quality, culturally-competent CBT available to the public, and NYCCT is first CBT center that places particular emphasis on diversity, serving populations such as the LGBTQ community, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Noah's team of expertly trained CBT clinicians offers cutting edge treatment that is tailor-made for the client's circumstances. The clinicians at NYCCT teach clients tools they can use throughout their life to improve mood and solve problems. Treatment is time-limited and goal oriented, to provide solutions for their anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. Noah is also a Board member of the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC), and NSAC created and leads the ADAA SIG.
"I decided to help lead the social anxiety SIG because social anxiety is a highly prevalent problem we see in our practice, and it is also a problem that is highly treatable. When clients get the right therapy for their social anxiety, in as quickly as 12-16 sessions, they learn the skills to take back their life and aren't hijacked by fear any longer. I am delighted and honored to have a partnership with NSAC and ADAA."
Lauren Neaman, PsyD, is the Chief Clinical Officer at The Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago, where she has been since 2013. She treats individuals with anxiety disorders, with special interests in OCD, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. Dr. Neaman also supervises graduate students and junior staff in cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Neaman serves as the Chicago based Board Member for the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC). She is also a Diplomate with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
"I am pleased to be co-chairing the social anxiety SIG for ADAA. Since choosing to research social anxiety for my doctoral dissertation, I have been actively involved in treating those affected by this disorder using evidence based practice, as well providing training to other therapists. I am hopeful that as a SIG we can increase the number of providers who can effectively treat social anxiety."
Celeste Conlon, PhD is the owner of Conlon Psychological Services in Sugar Land, Texas, founded in 2011. Dr. Conlon is a licensed psychologist and school psychologist with more than 25 years' experience treating behavior disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, school refusal, and social anxiety. Dr. Conlon serves as the Houston/Sugar Land based Board Member for the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC). She is a candidate for Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
"I have had an interest in social anxiety my entire professional career. I teach other mental health professionals about social anxiety and developed a school refusal program to reduce the devastating impact of severe anxiety on academic progress. As a member of NSAC and co-vice chair of the ADAA Social Anxiety SIG, I advocated for peer consultation meetings so that clinicians would have access to colleagues trained specifically in evidence-based strategies for social anxiety. We look forward to meeting and consulting with other clinicians around the country who treat social anxiety. We hope you will join us at our monthly meetings."
Larry Cohen, LICSW, is Chair of the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC), which he cofounded in 2014. He has directed the Social Anxiety Help clinic (NSAC District of Columbia) in Washington, DC since 1990 where he has provided cognitive-behavioral therapy for more than 1,000 persons with social anxiety, and has conducted more than 85 20-week social anxiety CBT groups. He is certified as a Diplomate in cognitive-behavioral therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
"I decided to help lead the social anxiety SIG because of my career-long passion toward helping people whose lives are debilitated by this underserved and under-recognized problem. My volunteer work with NSAC and ADAA is aimed at promoting increased availability of evidence-based treatments for social anxiety, and increased awareness of how severely the problem affects so many people's lives."
Interested in joining the Social Anxiety SIG? Please contact Helen Heymann, ADAA Senior Education Program Manager for more information.
(CE credits are approved by APA, NBCC and New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work)
New website feature! All upcoming live webinars are now searchable by keyword and population on ADAA's website.
Timely Topic Webinar Series
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Learn more about all upcoming webinars and register today!
- May 10, 2018 OCD and Medication Management. Registration coming soon.
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.
New website feature: All recorded webinars are now searchable by keyword and population.
PTSD: From Cells to Communities (recorded November 2, 2017)
presented by Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD
Watch the recorded webinar with CE or without CE
Management of Treatment Resistant Depression (recorded October 18, 2017)
presented by Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Watch the recorded webinar with CE or without CE
Marketing Your Practice: Social Media and Beyond (recorded October 4, 2017)
presented by Helene Sobin, MBA and Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP
Watch the recorded webinar (this webinar is not eligible for CE credit)
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. Learn more about the Journal.
THESE EARLY VIEW ARTICLES ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON WILEY ONLINE LIBRARY
Predictive validity and correlates of self-assessed resilience among U.S. Army soldiers
Laura Campbell-Sills, Ronald C. Kessler, Robert J. Ursano, Xiaoying Sun, Charles T. Taylor, Steven G. Heeringa, Matthew K. Nock, Nancy A. Sampson, Sonia Jain and Murray B. Stein
Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22694
The impact of race and ethnicity on rates of return to psychotherapy for depression
John E. Zeber, Karen J. Coleman, Heidi Fischer, Tae K. Yoon, Brian K. Ahmedani, Arne Beck, Samuel Hubley, Zac E. Imel, Rebecca C. Rossom, Susan M. Shortreed, Christine Stewart, Beth E. Waitzfelder and Greg E. Simon
Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22696
The Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy provides international leadership in education and dissemination of best practices in mental health. Their online courses in cognitive behavioral therapy and mind body medicine are easy to use, include live weekly calls with faculty experts, and are fully on-demand so you can complete assignments whenever your practice schedule allows.
Upcoming Online Courses
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New — The Fundamentals of Behavioral Health Interventions (November 2017)
This interactive course offers an overview of evidence-based behavioral health interventions. These skills are critical across all mental health and medical settings. This includes primary care, where behavioral health integration is a growing priority to improve health outcomes. Faculty: Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD and Emily Zale, PhD. Learn more/Register
New — Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder — (November 2017)
This interactive course is led by experts in research, assessment and treatment of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). The course trains you to identify clinical features of BDD and accurately differentiate it from other conditions that present in similar ways. Faculty: Sabine Wilhem, PhD (ADAA member) and Jennifer Greenberg, PsyD. Learn more/Register
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD in Children and Adolescents — (November 2017)
This interactive course offers an overview of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It is led by CBT experts Aude Henin, PhD, and Dina Hirshfeld-Becker, PhD (ADAA Member). Learn More/Register
Using Mind Body Techniques in Clinical Practice: Applications of BHI's RR Meditation Techniques (November 2017)
This interactive course is led by health experts from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. The course enhances how you use mind-body medicine and relaxation response techniques in your clinical practice. This includes evidence-based skills in meditation, yoga, and tai chi. Faculty: Peg Baim (MS, NP), Stanwood Chang, Gregory Fricchione, MD and Laura Malloy, LICSW. Learn More/Register
The Fundamentals of CBT: An Interactive Online Course (November 2017)
This interactive online course provides an orientation and overview of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). These skills are useful for clinicians in all practice settings across mental health, primary care, social work, psychology and more. Faculty: Timothy Petersen, PhD, Susan Sprich, PhD and Sabine Wilhelm, PhD (ADAA Member). Learn More/Register
The city of Nice, the dynamic, cosmopolitan, unofficial capital of the Côte d'Azur. EPA's psychiatry congress will bring together expert clinical psychiatrists, researchers and leaders of stakeholder organizations in the field of mental health. The theme will be Mental Health: Integrate, Innovate, Individualize. A special focus of EPA 2018 will be the integration of new technologies and research finding into person-centered approaches to prevention, care and training, at a time in which difficult challenges, such as displacement, war, terrorism and economic constraints, require new answers.
NEW: Late Breaking Abstract Submission: Nov. 2-14
Your research and your participation is what makes the EPA Congress a leader in advancing patient care in psychiatry. Submit your abstract today to be part of the unique program in 2018. Abstract topics include:
- Prevention of Mental Disorders
- Training in Psychiatry
- Oncology and Psychiatry
- Comorbidity/Dual Pathologies
- And more
Early Registration Deadline: Jan. 10, 2018
| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
Cognitive remediation improves cognitive function in patients with bipolar disorder, according to the results of a randomized double-blind controlled trial published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Researchers found significant, durable cognitive change with CR compared with an active, dose-matched computer control in patients with BPD.
The way depression is diagnosed and treated needs a major overhaul, say authors of a new review article in the scientific journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. This is because current treatment of depression is ineffective and lacks a plausible, coherent theoretical basis, they claim. A new theory for depression and its treatment is proposed in the article.
Medical News Today
A new study links chronic insomnia with kidney decline and failure, as well as with the risk of early death in the case of United States veterans. Managing long-term sleeplessness may help to stave off such negative health outcomes, the researchers hypothesize. The results were presented this week at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2017.
New research suggests obesity places women with lupus at risk of becoming depressed and may increase disease activity, pain and fatigue. The new report was presented at annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in San Diego.
In a meta-analysis of clinical trials published in PLoS One, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing was shown to reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, with a longer duration of treatment correlating with better outcomes. The study authors evaluated 26 randomized controlled trials that evaluated the use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in patients with PTSD.
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Apparently, the way young individuals use social media is more important than the amount of time a person spends online. A new study provides some assurance that strong social media use is not linked to possible mental health problems such as loneliness, decreased empathy and social anxiety. The study appears in the journal Psychiatric Quarterly.
A new study links over-activity in a small part of the brainstem to heightened arousal and reactivity, core symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Swedish researchers discovered the PTSD symptoms were associated with excessive brain activity in the locus coeruleus, which is involved with physiological responses to stress and panic. The study appears in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
New York Post
Depression is on the upswing — and America's youth is feeling it the hardest. The mental disorder's prevalence rose significantly in the United States from 2005 to 2015, with a jump from 6.6 percent to 7.3 percent, according to a recent study published in the journal Psychological Medicine.
U.S. News & World Report
One of the most important health matters I discuss with my patients is depression and the impact it can have on an individual and his or her loved ones. Do you know the signs and symptoms of depression? Recognizing them allows you to get the help you or a loved one may need to manage this condition.
Children in this mountain hamlet have seen roofs blown off their homes, endured weeks of cold dinners and hot nights and witnessed loved ones die in their living rooms. Six weeks after Hurricane Maria roared through Orocovis on its deadly path through Puerto Rico, local leaders here fear the psychological effects of the storm on children will be long-lasting and hard to erase.
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