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||Save the Date! 2021 ADAA Annual Conference
ADAA Now Accepting Submissions for 2021 Annual Conference, Resilience & Recovery: From Research to Practice
#ADAA2021 – Resilience and Recovery: From Research to Practice – will be held March 18-21, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Join your colleagues for more than 140 cutting-edge conference sessions, special events, and unique networking opportunities.
The 2021 ADAA Conference Committee invites you to submit your presentations for the 41st Annual Conference. ADAA leads the way in bringing together a multidisciplinary community of basic and clinical researchers and clinicians with diverse backgrounds in psychiatry, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, neuroscience, and more.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE IMPACT OF COVID-19:
While ADAA is looking forward to hosting our annual conference, we recognize that the impact of COVID-19 may interfere with our ability to convene a fully in-person conference in Boston in 2021. As such, ADAA is planning for a variety of contingencies including offering our conference as a hybrid meeting or a virtual conference.
ADAA will continue to monitor the health situation and will provide regular updates. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we pursue our options on how to best offer you a broad-ranging education program and an engaging conference experience. The health and safety of our conference participants, conference attendees, partners, and staff remain our top priority.
- ATTENTION ACCEPTED 2020 SESSION PRESENTERS:
ADAA is pleased to announce that all accepted submissions for the 2020 Annual Conference will be automatically accepted for the 2021 conference and will not require additional peer review. Please note, however, that ADAA has launched a new submissions portal for 2021 so you must resubmit your 2020 accepted presentation. While ADAA encourages you to update your data as appropriate the overall topic cannot be changed. If you wish to submit a new session abstract, it must be treated as a new submission.
ADAA also encourages new research poster submissions. Poster sessions are lively, engaging sessions promoting the exchange of new research findings in a visual format. Poster sessions are interactive and provide an opportunity to interact with researchers, to ask questions, discuss findings, and share information. Regardless of the final format of the 2021 Annual Conference, ADAA will be incorporating poster sessions. Click here for more information or click here to begin your submission.
Apply for the Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award:
ADAA offers an annual award to an early career investigator for the best original research paper on neurobiology, psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, or experimental psychopathology of anxiety disorders and depression. Click here to begin your application.
Visit ADAA’s conference webpage for more information as it becomes available and to sign-up for conference updates. Registration information will be available by late August 2020.
|New ADAA Donor-Funded Diversity Membership Opportunity|
ADAA is excited to announce a new donor-funded membership opportunity made possible through the fundraising efforts of ADAA member Krystal Lewis, PhD.
This is a wonderful opportunity for early career professionals and students of color to become involved with an evidence-based, interdisciplinary, and mission driven organization dedicated to bringing the latest in scientific advancement to our professional and public communities. Joining ADAA’s professional community opens the door to enhancing leadership skills and to learning from and networking with a diverse international peer community of mental health professionals and students committed to making a difference in the lives of those struggling with anxiety disorders and depression.
This opportunity will provide one-year ADAA memberships to five graduate degree students (MD, MPH, MS/MSW, NP, PhD, PsyD), intern, resident, or postdoctoral fellow whose area of focus is in the field of anxiety or depression, and related disorders. These scholarships are open for trainees of color who are working within these fields.
Click here for eligibility criteria, application requirements, and additional information. Applications are due by Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
ADAA Announces 2020 Virtual Fall Forum: Anxiety and Worry in Youth
The 2020 ADAA Virtual Fall Forum – October 29, 2020 from 12-3 pm EST – will focus on anxiety and worry in youth, a transdiagnostic issue affecting children, teens, and emerging adults and will address the ways in which technology can be harnessed to address these challenges. An interdisciplinary group of speakers will present on biological and psychosocial mechanisms and interventions.
The fall forum will be eligible for 2 CE/CME credits. The webinar will be recorded and available on-demand after the live session. Registration Coming Soon.
Click here for more information as it becomes available.
|ADAA Professional Education
ADAA is excited to share our new professional education webinar submissions portal. Designed to easily capture all proposal information required for peer review and provide a seamless user experience all webinars can be submitted by clicking here. Have questions about the new portal or your proposal, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
ON DEMAND RECORDINGS WITH CE/CME CREDITS - 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.
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.
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:
ADAA is excited to announce a new donor-funded membership opportunity made possible through the fundraising efforts of ADAA member Krystal Lewis, PhD. This is a wonderful opportunity for early career professionals and students of color to become involved with an evidence-based, interdisciplinary, and mission driven organization dedicated to bringing the latest in scientific advancement to our professional and public communities. Click here for eligibility criteria, application requirements, and additional information. Applications are due by Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
- 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
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.
- 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
If you have blogs, webinars, podcasts, or other media articles you would like ADAA to include on our resource page, please email Lise Bram.
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!
Distinguished Lifetime Contributions Award Presented to ADAA Member Mary Alvord, PhD
ADAA sends huge congratulations to ADAA member Mary Alvord, PhD for receiving the Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Media Psychology & Technology Award from the Society for Media Psychology & Technology, Division 46 of the American Psychological Association.
This award is given for a sustained body of work in developing, refining, and/or implementing applications, procedures, and methods that have had a major impact on the public and the profession of media psychology and technology.
Congratulations, Dr. Alvord!
NIMH Hosted Instagram Live Q&A with ADAA Member Krystal Lewis, PhD
Going back to school can be stressful, especially with the added uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Institute of Mental Health is hosting a Q&A on its Instagram story for parents, educators, and teens on August 11 at 1 p.m. ET.
ADAA member Krystal Lewis, PhD will be answering questions about stress or anxiety in children and adolescents, as well as how to cope.
Click here for more information.
Tanja Jovanovic, PhD
ADAA Board Member
"I first became involved in 2008, when my mentors Kerry Ressler and Barbara Rothbaum, who were very active in ADAA, encouraged me to apply for the Travel Award. I was fortunate to get the award in 2009, and have been coming to the ADAA conference every year since then. I have found ADAA to be a wonderful place to network with clinicians and researchers—it is small enough to be able to get to know most members, but also bring in new mentees to the field of anxiety. It is an excellent place to learn and grow a career. Over time I became more and more involved with ADAA and in 2015 Dr. Ressler and I were co-chairs of the conference program. I have now become more involved in mentoring trainees—after several years of being a mentor on the Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP), I am now one of the co-chairs of this program—this allows me to provide the kinds of career opportunities that ADAA gave me more than a decade ago. Now I bring my own mentees every year and several have received travel awards!”
Read Tanja’s full member spotlight here.
New ADAA Member Blog Posts
Should I Return to the Office? How to Make Confident Decisions in Uncertain Times (public blog post)
by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT
Worried About Sending Your Kids Back to School? (public blog post)
by Paul Greene, PhD
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 ADAA’s Member-Only Online Community, 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.
Check out our tutorial video for helpful tips on using Social Link!
Check out ADAA’s New Public Video
Created by ADAA staff, Understanding Depression, offers a brief description of depression symptoms and treatments. ADAA encourages you to share the videowith your social media networks!
|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).
08/10/2020 Coronavirus Turmoil Raises Depression Risks in Young Adults, Wall Street Journal, Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP, Mary Alvord, PhD, and Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
08/07/2020 Job insecurity, child care: Moms reporting psychological distress amid coronavirus pandemic, USA Today, Karen Martinez, MD, MSc
08/06/2020 Covid-19 Might Lead To A ‘Mental Health Pandemic’, Forbes.com, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
08/03/2020 How to know if your pandemic anxiety is normal or a problem, and what to do about it, Insider.com, David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP
07/28/2020 Kids Are Not Born Selfish. Here’s How To Keep Them That Way, Huffpost, Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP
05/22/2020 The (Temporary) Upside of the Downside, PsychologyToday.com, Martin Seif PhD, ABPP and Sally Winston, PsyD
|Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 37, Issue 8
FOCUS ON: COVID-19 AND MORE
Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH - Editor-in-Chief
A healthcare workers' mental health crisis line in the age of COVID‐19
Robert E. Feinstein, Sussann Kotara, Barbara Jones, Donna Shanor, Charles B. Nemeroff (ADAA President Elect and Chief Medical Officer)
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.
|Mental Health Community News
"Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD" Workshop
Harvard Medical School is hosting a workshop entitled "Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD" on Thursday September 10th & Friday September 11th, 2020.
Prolonged exposure is an evidence-based treatment recommended as a first-line intervention across PTSD treatment guidelines, yet there is a severe shortage of clinicians who know how to provide this treatment. This intensive, 2-day workshop with renowned leaders in the field will help address this need. For more information or to register, click here.
The Indiana Psychological Association Cosponsors Black Psychologist Ethics Workshop
This workshop will explore ethical considerations, issues, and responsibilities in the treatment of African American clients; increase awareness of race and cultural factors specific to behavioral health care; improve Cultural Competence in the treatment of African Americans; improve Cultural Competence in teaching and supervising African American students; and review ethical guidelines and best practices. For more information or to register, click here.
The Trauma Psychology Division Announces Cultivating Healing, Advocacy, Nonviolence, Growth, and Equity (CHANGE) Grant
This grant supports student or early career psychologist led collaborative projects aimed at identifying and dismantling all forms of systemic racism, discrimination, and violence.
Submissions are due by September 15, 2020 and applicants must be a member of Division 56. Click here for more information, including eligibility and submission requirements.
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 email@example.com.
|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 effects of COVID-19 are here to stay, including in the brain, at least according to a new study by Mario Mazza and colleagues in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Patients in the study had their mental health assessed using clinical interviews and commonly used self-assessment screening tools. One month after they presented to the emergency room with COVID-19 and then were either treated in the hospital or at home, out of 402 patients, 55 percent were found to have at least one psychiatric disorder. These included: post-traumatic stress disorder in 28 percent, depression in 31 percent, anxiety in 42 percent, insomnia in 40 percent, and obsessive-compulsive disorder in 20 percent.
Pandemics can be indiscriminate, with viruses making no distinctions among the victims they attack and those they spare. If you’re human, you’ll do. COVID-19 has been different, particularly when it comes to age. The disease has shown a special animus for older people, with those 65-plus considered at especially high risk for hospitalization and death, and those 18 and below catching a semblance of an epidemiological break. Though a small share of adolescents have suffered severe cases, most who contract the disease in that age cohort are likelier to experience milder symptoms or none at all.
But if COVID-19 is sparing most kids’ bodies, it’s not being so kind to their minds. Nobody is immune to the stress that comes with a pandemic and related quarantining. Children, however, may be at particular risk.
The New York Times
This year, with a pandemic, a recession and an election shredding Americans’ nerves, concerns about questionable marketing practices, data mining, and ethical dilemmas at Talkspace — an app that lets people text and chat with a licensed therapist throughout the day — are relevant to more people than ever before: In May, Talkspace told The Washington Post that its client base had jumped 65 percent since mid-February.
“The app-ification of mental health care has real problems,” said Hannah Zeavin, a lecturer in the English department at the University of California, Berkeley whose book about teletherapy is scheduled to be published next year by MIT Press. “These are corporate platforms first. And they offer therapy second.”
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A new study from Australian National University examined the coexistence of anxiety and depression. Over time the pairing had a profound effect on brain areas associated with memory and emotional processing (the hippocampus). The study, published in The Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, observed people with depression and anxiety to learn the simultaneous effects of both disorders on the brain. The researchers examined 10,000 people and found those with depression alone had lower brain volumes, especially in the hippocampus. According to the study’s authors, this becomes even more relevant later in life because a smaller hippocampus is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and may accelerate the development of dementia. The second finding revealed that when both anxiety and depression occur together, no shrinkage appeared to the hippocampus, and the amygdala—the part of the brain linked to emotions—increased in size.
The Women’s Preventive Service Initiative has developed recommendations on screening for anxiety in adolescent and adult women to improve earlier detection and treatment to enhance the health, function, and overall well-being of patients. The recommendations were published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
In adult patients with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder, the use of intravenous ketamine is generally well tolerated and safe when administered mainly as an acute treatment, according to a study published in the journal Expert Opinion on Drug Safety.
Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics via Medical Xpress
Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder tend to benefit less from evidence-based treatments than other PTSD populations. A novel intervention, multi-modular motion-assisted memory desensitization and reconsolidation, was developed to improve outcomes for veterans who did not sufficiently benefit from evidence-based treatments.
2 Minute Medicine
This case-control study used data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study to examine associations between the use of specific antidepressants and select birth defects. Many first-line agents for depression and anxiety – including specific SSRIs, bupropion, and especially venlafaxine – were associated with an increased risk of birth defects if used during early pregnancy.
Medical News Today
The body makes serotonin naturally, but there are some ways to increase its production. For example, certain medications, dietary factors, and exercise might promote increased serotonin levels.
In people who are not experiencing depression, it is unclear whether increasing serotonin will be beneficial. However, for those who are, some may find that addressing serotonin deficiencies could help with symptoms.
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