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|ADAA Professional Education
ADAA offers a variety of live and recorded webinars for mental health professionals. Many ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits – right now there are 15 webinars eligible for CE/CME credit, with more added each month! Sign up today to make sure you don’t miss out on these educational opportunities.
Live Webinar! Positive Behavioral Strategies in Exposure Practice
Presented by Erika Vivyan, PhD
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Live Webinar! Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Clients
Presented by Rachel Singer, PhD
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Live Webinar! Socratic Dialogue and Collaborative Empiricism: Practical Strategies to Overcome Common Pitfalls
Presented by Scott Waltman, PsyD, ABPP
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
CE/CME Eligible ON DEMAND RECORDINGS - NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
Check out all CE/CME eligible on demand webinars.
ON DEMAND RECORDINGS WITHOUT CE/CME CREDITS – NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
View a full list of all ADAA on demand webinars.
Interested in presenting a professional webinar? Click here to download the ADAA Webinar Interest Form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADAA recognizes, supports, and values the inclusion of diverse groups and views in all parts of the association. ADAA recognizes the strength and improved decisions that results from participation in association programs, leadership, committees/taskforces, and staff of diverse individuals from a wide-range of organizations. As such, ADAA embraces diversity and inclusiveness as a core value.
Please visit these ADAA website pages:
Diversity and Inclusion Resources
Multicultural Advances Special Interest Group
Mental Health Resources for the Black Community
Mental Health Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community
Mental Health Resources for the Latinx/Hispanic Community
Mental Health Resources for the Asian America/Pacific Islander Communities
Recent Member Webinars:
Recent Member Blog Posts:
Recent Members in the News:
- Addressing Systemic Racism in Action: Understanding the Mental Health Professionals’ Tools for Change by Kimberlye Dean, PhD and Luana Marques, PhD
- Understanding the Cracks: What COVID-19 Means for the Mental Health of the Marginalized in the United States and Opportunities for Response by Anna Bartuska, BS/BA, Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH, and Luana Marques, PhD
- Transgender OCD: A New Theme Following a Familiar Pattern by Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC
- Persistent Trauma of Systemic Racial Inequities and the Perils of COVID-19 by Mbemba Jabbi, PhD and Kathariya Mokrue, PhD
- Protests, Racism and Our Children: Helping Kids Cope by Michelle Witkin, PhD
Visit ADAA’s resource page - updated daily - to provide helpful tips and strategies for coping with heightened anxiety and depression related to the COVID-19 outbreak from our ADAA members. Please share this resource with your colleagues and with your clients.
Recent Member Webinars
These webinars are provided on demand at no charge.
- Just Posted! OCD, COVID, and Return to Life, Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD
- Managing Anxiety in Turbulent Times, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, Ken Goodman, LCSW, and David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP
Recent Member Blog Posts
Recent Member News
Studies originally focused on PTSD after other traumatic events offer insights on the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have blogs, webinars, podcasts, or other media articles you would like ADAA to include on our resource page, please email Lise Bram.
- Intensive Outpatient Prolonged Exposure for PTSD in Post-9/11 Veterans and Service-Members: Program Structure and Preliminary Outcomes of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program, Trauma Psychology News, Winter 2017, Carly Yasinski, PhD, Andrew M. Sherrill, PhD, (ADAA member) Jessica L. Maples-Keller, PhD, (ADAA board member) Sheila A.M. Rauch, PhD, ABPP, and (ADAA member) Barbara O. Rothbaum PhD, ABPP
- Intensive Treatment Models to Address Posttraumatic Stress Among Post-9/11 Warriors: The Warrior Care Network, PsychiatryOnline.org Fall 2017, Margaret M. Harvey, PsyD, (ADAA board member) Sheila A.M. Rauch, PhD, ABPP, Alyson K. Zalta, PhD, Jo Sornborger, PsyD, (ADAA member) Mark H. Pollack, MD, (ADAA member) Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP, Lauren M. Laifer, BA, (ADAA member) Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc
- Changes in trauma-potentiated startle, skin conductance, and heart rate within Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD in high and low treatment responders, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, September 2019, Jessica L. Maples-Keller, (ADAA board member) Sheila A.M. Rauch, (ADAA board member) Tanja Jovanovic, Carly W. Yasinski, Jessica Morgan, Goodnight, Andrew Sherrill, Kathryn Black, (ADAA member) Vasiliki Michopoulos, Boadie W. Dunlop, (ADAA member) Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, (ADAA member), and Seth Davin Norrholm
ADAA Members Offer New Framework for Mental Health Response to COVID-19
The Phased Approach to COVID-19 Mental Health Response (PAC) is a framework for COVID-19 mental health response developed by ADAA members Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc, and Barbara Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP to aid in responding to and planning for mental health impacts of the current pandemic. Read more.
Don’t miss the two-part free webinar series specifically examining mental health of the frontlines:
ADAA’s 2-Part Special Series: Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19 (Part 1)
ADAA’s 2-Part Special Series: Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19 – A Phased Approach for Support (Part 2)
Complimentary Webinar CE/CME Credits for All Members
ADAA is excited to announce as of August 17, 2020, ADAA will no longer require members to pay for CE/CME credits for live or on demand webinars. This new member benefit brings ADAA’s webinar registration policy in line with or Annual Conference and Fall Forum registration policies. We hope ADAA members will take advantage of this new benefit to augment their CE/CME credits.
This change only applies to registrations for webinars as of August 17th and will not be retroactively applied. Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
We encourage all of our new members to join the new ADAA online member community, SocialLink, today to start connecting!
Kat Harris, PhD
“There are many ways being an ADAA member benefits my work. I own a practice called OakHeart, Center for Counseling, Mediation, and Consultation. I treat primarily individuals with OCD and Anxiety Disorders on an outpatient basis. I also supervise students and mentor licensed professionals who have an interest in specializing in exposure based interventions for OCD and Anxiety. Therefore, as a practice owner, clinician, supervisor, and mentor, it is critical that I continue my education. ADAA provides opportunities for continued education in so many ways! Between the conference, special interest groups, webinars, and journal access, I am able to feel confident in my ability to treat OCD and Anxiety and teach others to do so as well.”
Read Kat’s full member spotlight here.
New ADAA Member Blog Posts and Webinars - Please Share With Your Communities
OCD, COVID, and Return to Life (public webinar)
by Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD
This webinar is provided on demand at no charge.
ADAA Member Publications
New ADAA Professional Publications Webpage
ADAA has a new webpage dedicated to new publications from our members with a more professional focus. If you have a book intended for clinicians or highlighting new research, let us know.
Have you published a new book for the public Link to public page? Please let us know.
ADAA is also interested in highlighting our members' research. Please send us your recent research news for us to post and share.
New to SocialLink? Watch this Tutorial and You’ll be a Pro!
SocialLink is ADAA’s member only online community – your place to connect, chat, and learn. Getting involved on SocialLink is easy and allows you to expand your ADAA network and learn about up-coming events and new research or treatment information. If you’re not quite sure how to make the most of SocialLink, watch the short video tutorial to learn about all the helpful features available! Have questions? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|ADAA Members in the Media — Recent Articles
Have you been quoted in a recent news article/story? Please let us know so we can share your news with your ADAA colleagues and with our public community (here, through the website and via our social media platforms).
07/11/2020 Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here's How To Help Them Thrive, NPR.org, Mary Alvord, PhD
07/09/2020 Coronavirus: How a lack of socialization could impact a generation of kids, Global News, Mary Alvord, PhD
07/09/2020 Anxiety makes us bad decision-makers. Here's how to do better even if you're worried about everything, CNN Health, ADAA Board President Luana Marques, PhD
07/08/2020 Unlocking Inner Peace When the World is on Fire, Psychology Today, David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP
July 2020 Neuro-transcriptomic signatures for mood disorder morbidity and suicide mortality, Journal of Psychiatric Research Volume 127, Pages 62-74, (ADAA member) Mbemba Jabbi, Dhivya Arasappane, Simon B.Eickhofff, (ADAA member) Stephen M.Strakowski (ADAA president-elect and CMO) Charles B.Nemeroff, Hans A.Hofmann
07/03/2020 Teletherapy is finally here to stay, Quartz.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
07/04/2020 Kids may lessen anxiety if they can take some risks, WashingtonPost.com, Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP
07/02/2020 Is My Chest Tightness Anxiety or the Coronavirus?, TheCut.com, Beth Salcedo, MD and Great Hirsch, PhD
07/02/2020 How to find resilience during the coronavirus pandemic, CNN.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
07/01/2020 Taking Care of Your Mental Health Has Never Been More Important — or Affordable, Money.com, Kimberly J. Morrow, LCSW
07/01/2020 Fireworks can torment veterans and survivors of gun violence with PTSD – here’s how to celebrate with respect for those who served, TheConversation.com, Arash Javanbakht, MD
06/29/2020 Your Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Teletherapy, LiveStrong.com, Roseanne Capanna-Hodge, EdD, LPC, BCN, LLC
06/26/2020 This Is What Anxiety Does to Your Poop, SheKnows.com, Ken Goodman, LCSW
06/26/2020 Feeling blue and think you might have PTSD? Seek professional help before jumping to the wrong diagnosis, expert advises, YahooLifestyle.com, Luana Marques, PhD
SAVE THE DATE FOR ADAA 2021
ADAA is happy to announce #ADAA2021 – Resilience and Recovery: From Research to Practice – will be held in March 18-21, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Plan now to join your colleagues for four days of cutting-edge conference sessions, special events, and unique networking opportunities. The submissions portal will open in the late summer with registration opening soon after.
Visit ADAA’s conference webpage for more information as it becomes available and to sign-up for conference updates.
ADAA Celebrates 40 Years
ADAA is proud to be celebrating 40 years of providing a professional home for our multidisciplinary membership and working collaboratively to help the millions of people who struggle every day with anxiety disorders and/or depression find help and hope. We stand strong and committed to continuing to provide free cutting-edge evidence-based treatment and research information to the global public community.
To learn more about ADAA’s first 40 years, please visit our dedicated webpage.
|Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 39, Issue 6
FOCUS ON: GENOMICS AND TRAUMA: NATURE AND NURTURE
Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH - Editor-in-Chief
The genetic and environmental hierarchal structure of anxiety and depression in the UK Biobank
Genevieve Morneau-Vaillancourt, Jonathan R.I. Coleman, Kristin L. Purves, Rosa Cheesman, Christopher Rayner, Gerome Breen, Thalia C. Eley
Trajectories of childhood anxiety disorders in two generations at high risk
Greta A. Bushnell, Ardesheer Talati, Priya J. Wickramaratne, Marc J. Gameroff, Myrna M. Weissman (ADAA member)
A behavioral genetic investigation of conceptualizations of resilience in a female twin sample
Chelsea Sawyers, Erin D. Kurtz, Christina Sheerin, Hermine H. Maes, Kenneth S. Kendler, Ananda B. Amstadter
Depression and Anxiety, the official journal of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, is available online at no charge to ADAA members. 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. A priority is placed on papers focusing on treatment, as well as those providing cutting-edge reviews of key areas and issues, in order to enhance the clinical evaluation and care of individuals struggling with the effects of these disorders. All submissions are peer-reviewed; there is no handling or publishing fee.
Per the ISI Journal Citation Reports Rankings for 2017, the Depression and Anxiety impact factor is 5.043. The journal ranks 19 of 142 in psychiatry journals; 8 of 77 in psychology journals; 5 of 121 for psychology clinical journals, and 15 of 139 for psychiatry social science journals. Google Scholar psychiatry journal ranking (spring 2017) ranked Depression and Anxiety #19 of 20.
Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH - Editor-in-Chief
Meet the Journal Editorial Board
Per the ISI Journal Citation Reports Rankings for 2019, the Depression and Anxiety impact factor is 4.702. The journal ranks 21 of 146 in psychiatry journals; 8 of 77 in psychology journals; 8 of 130 for psychology clinical journals, and 15 of 142 for psychiatry social science journals. Google Scholar psychiatry journal ranks Depression and Anxiety #20 of 20.
Interested in submitting an article? View the Depression and Anxiety Submissions Guidelines.
Pro-Bono Opportunities with WithTherapy.com
WithTherapy.com is a project that therapists and mental health technology professionals are developing. They're working to change how hard it is to find a therapist.
For now, they're utilizing a beta version of their intelligent therapy search platform to build something never tried before — an agile emergency safety net of mental health providers who are donating time-limited pro-bono services.
Their goal is to effectively mobilize and organize the talents of private practitioners within our communities and country like never before. If you're willing and able to donate pro-bono services, they take into account your specialties and availability and match you to someone seeking emergency mental health support help in your state. They've also created two special initiatives to support those who are at the frontline fighting two foes: COVID and racial injustice.
If you’re interested, please consider signing up and letting your colleague know about it too. Contact Brad Brenner, PhD (email@example.com) with questions.
The American Psychological Foundation has several award and scholarship opportunities – with deadlines approaching in mid-June and over the summer. Specifically:
David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant: $8,500
Due: September 15, 2020
Up to $8,500 to support innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety related
APF/ Division 39 Grant: $6,000
New due date: September 15, 2020
$6,000 to support efforts in education, research and service that advance and encourage the
field of psychoanalysis.
Bruce and Jane Walsh Grant in Memory of John Holland: $15,000
Due: September 15, 2020
$15,000 to support the investigation of how personality, culture, and environment influence
work behavior and health.
More information: https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/stuart-grant
Apply online for all programs here. Questions? Email APF’s program coordinator, Julia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Ways You Can Support ADAA's Mission
We Love Our Facebook Fundraisers
A special thanks to ADAA Immediate Past President Beth Salcedo, MD, for hosting an ADAA Facebook Fundraiser. Dr. Salcedo’s Facebook Fundraiser raised more than $1,000 to help support ADAA’s mission of providing free mental health resources to our public community. Thank you for your ongoing support, Dr. Salcedo.
You and your Facebook friends can support causes that are important to you (like ADAA) by raising funds.
Read more and start your own ADAA fundraiser today.
You Can Support ADAA While You Shop!
Did you know that when you shop on Amazon you can also support ADAA year-round by selecting us as your charity of choice? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ADAA every time you shop — at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com with the added bonus that Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charity you select - ADAA! Select ADAA on AmazonSmile and support our work to #breakthestigma around mental health issues with every item you purchase.
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| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
The New York Times
The 10-year-old girl was afraid that her American Girl dolls — buried in the bedroom closet — would come alive and attack her. As the girl pointed her iPad at the scary closet door in a remote therapy session, her therapist, Daniela Owen, was able to coach her in real-time to conquer the fear of the dolls.
“This wouldn’t have been as effective in my office,” Dr. Owen, a psychologist based in Oakland, later explained. “Being able to do the exposure in her room was so much more powerful.”
Dr. Owen, like the overwhelming majority of therapists, switched from in-person to remote therapy during the coronavirus shutdown. According to a recent survey from the American Psychological Association, three-quarters of clinicians are doing only teletherapy, and another 16 percent are doing a combination of remote and in-person sessions.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, health experts are warning about the risk of prolonged grief disorder among people who lose loved ones. Older adults are especially at risk, according to a study published in the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,
Prolonged grief disorder, also known as complicated grief, is characterized by persistent yearning for and preoccupying thoughts and memories of the deceased, as well as emotional pain that causes impairment in everyday activities.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals who report high levels of loneliness, pandemic-related worries, and low tolerance to distress are more likely to have high clinical levels of depression, according to results published in Psychiatry Research. High family support and self-reported psychological resilience, as well as being Asian American or Hispanic/Latino, were associated with a reduced likelihood of having depression during this period.
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We've all done it before — the incessant scrolling through Instagram and Twitter that seems to bring about feelings of inadequacy — a habit that experts call “doomscrolling” or “doomsurfing.”
This behavior, which Mirriam-Webster defines as the "tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening, disheartening, or depressing” has only worsened as 2020 churns out COVID-19 panic, police brutality sparking country-wide protests and the upcoming November presidential election.
There is a simmering tension between young people's desire to gather socially and the growing threat from the coronavirus in the United States. The virus is now infecting more people in their teens and 20s than it had earlier in the pandemic, and that's contributing to outbreaks, especially in states in the South and West. As a result, public health officials are imploring young adults to limit social contact and take precautions to help protect their more vulnerable elders. But many young people see continued social isolation as a much greater risk than COVID-19 to their own mental health.
Brain and Behavior
The current COVID‐19 pandemic comes with multiple psychological stressors due to health‐related, social, economic, and individual consequences and may cause psychological distress. The aim of this study was to screen the population in Germany for negative impact on mental health in the current COVID‐19 pandemic and to analyze possible risk and protective factors.
HealthDay News via Medical Xpress
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, anxiety and depression are striking many in the LGBTQ+ community for the first time, researchers say.
"What I was hearing at the beginning of the pandemic was that people who were already anxious were more anxious than ever, and we didn't find that," said researcher Annesa Flentje, an assistant professor in the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing.
"In looking at averages across the LGBTQ+ population, we found the greatest changes in anxiety were among people who weren't anxious prior to the pandemic," she said in a university news release.
Pennsylvania State University via Medical Xpress
Adverse childhood experiences are early life adversities that include exposure to abuse, neglect, and living in toxic environments. Exposure to ACEs is associated with physical and mental health, as well as developmental and behavioral problems. Individuals in the military are more likely to be exposed to ACEs compared to their civilian peers.
BMJ via ScienceDaily
Probiotics, either taken by themselves or when combined with prebiotics, may help to ease depression, suggests a review of the available evidence, published in BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health.
But as to whether they might help to lessen anxiety isn't yet clear, say the researchers.
A full night of sleep could help regulate the emotional health of pediatric patients.
A team, led by Candice A. Alfano, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Houston, examined how inadequate sleep can have an impact on a child’s emotional health.
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