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Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health
Wednesday, October 30, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Eligible for 3 CE/CME credits
ADAA's inaugural virtual Fall Forum for professionals will address understanding and treating maternal anxiety and depression. Across a full spectrum of professions, maternal mental health difficulties are rightfully garnering increasing attention. Beyond a focus on depression alone, post-partum anxiety (and other difficulties) are of interest to professionals with interests in population health, clinical care within and outside of mental health, research, policy, and family support services (among others). ADAA's Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health addresses the interests of professionals across domains, by launching this year-long initiative focused on this important issue.
Universal Screening for Maternal Mental Health Disorders: Challenges and Recent Progress featuring Joy Burkhard, MBA - (60 minutes)
Treating Maternal Perinatal Mood Disorders via Collaborations with Obstetrics & Gynecology: Evidenced-Based Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Use Now featuring Dr. Margaret Altemus, MD and Dr. Catherine Monk, PhD - (90 minutes)
Bringing Maternal Mental Health into the Pediatric Setting: Healthy Steps and the Focus on Two-Gen Interventions featuring Dr. Rahil Briggs, PsyD - (45 minutes)
The Fall Forum will be moderated by Kimberly Yonkers, MD.
Exclusive Offer! Receive a 10% discount on full registration to the #ADAA2020 annual conference when you register for ADAA's Fall Forum. You will receive a discount code after completing registration.
Deadline is Next Thursday - Oct. 31
Submit Your Research Poster Today
ADAA encourages individual presentations in a poster format sharing new research findings on topics including anxiety, depression, and related disorders. Poster sessions are lively, engaging sessions promoting the exchange of new research findings in a visual format. More than 400 presenters discuss their findings with colleagues at #ADAA2020. These interactive sessions provide an opportunity to interact face-to-face with researchers, ask questions, discuss findings, and learn.
Click here for submission guidelines and sample abstracts, or visit here for additional general information.
Just Announced - Science Spotlight
This year we will be highlighting cutting edge, topical research with our Science Spotlights. Science Spotlights feature invited speakers who are conducting paradigm-shifting research that will help shape new directions in understanding and treating depression and anxiety disorders.
This program is sponsored by VistaGen Therapeutics.
Saturday, March 21, 8:30am to 10:30am
Targeting Biological Mechanisms of Resilience to Identify New Therapeutics for Depression and PTSD
Featuring James W. Murrough, MD, PhD
Added for 2020 – 6th Annual Clinical Practice Symposium
The 2020 Clinical Practice Symposium features a panel of expert clinicians demonstrating key assessments and interventions with an adult LGBTQ client struggling with complex trauma, depression, and history of micro-aggressions. The panel will demonstrate “hands on” interventions to assess and deliver interventions based on different theoretical models: Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in a culturally sensitive manner.
Matthew Skinta, PhD
Janina Scarlett, PhD
Jillian Shipherd, PhD
The Clinical Practice Symposium Subcommittee Chairs is Patricia E. Zurita Ona, PsyC.
Main Stage Event – ADAA is Turning 40!
Plan now to stay through Saturday night to help ADAA celebrate our 40th Anniversary at the Marriott Rivercenter. This festive evening will feature live entertainment, awards recognition, tributes to our longtime ADAA members, a memorable culinary experience, opportunities to meet and network with ADAA members and peers, and more.
Don’t miss out on early bird registration rates: register now! ADAA members enjoy a significant discount on registration fees. Make sure you sign up before December 1, 2019 to get the lowest registration rate of the conference.
Thank you to the 2020 Conference committee, co-chaired by Cindy J. Aaronson, PhD, and Adriana Feder, MD.
#ADAA2020 Hotel Information
The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter - #ADAA2020 Conference Hotel |
The 2020 ADAA Annual Conference (March 19-22) will be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter (101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205) on the San Antonio River. Conference activities, including all sessions, exhibits, and receptions, take place at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, which will be newly renovated in February. Plan to be there Saturday night (March 21) to help ADAA celebrate our 40th Anniversary!
Special ADAA Rate: $229
La Quinta San Antonio Riverwalk|
La Quinta is located directly across the street from the headquarters hotel and a one-minute walk to the conference rooms at the Marriott Rivercenter. A complimentary breakfast is provided for overnight guests.
Special ADAA Rate: $199
Please reserve your room prior to February 24, 2020.
Thank you to our Current #ADAA2020 Supporters
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
BECK Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cohens Veterans Network
Collaborating with ADAA provides an opportunity to reach ADAA’s vast network of psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, counselors, and therapists before, during, and after the conference. Invest in your customer relationships and make an impact. Interested in sponsoring at #ADAA2020? Please contact Lise Bram.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
BECK Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Lido Wellness Center
Mountain Valley Treatment Center
Renewed Freedom Center
We invite you to join 1,400+ US and global leaders and experts in mental health and to engage with 400-500 new exhibit hall visitors daily. The Partner Solutions Hall is the center of the conference – on the same floor as all session rooms – it's the place to be! The Partner Solutions Hall will host many activities, including the Welcome Reception and Hall Grand Opening, reboot breaks, and more. Come help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Please contact Lise Bram for more information about exhibiting.
|ADAA Professional Education
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals. Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 – Julie Wetherell, PhD, ABPP
State of the Science: Interventions for Anxiety in Older Adults
Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
Recent On-Demand Webinars
Coexisting Anxiety and ADHD: Addressing Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment
Eligible for 1 CE/CME hour
by Michael Ziffra, MD
Complicated Grief and Its Treatment
Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
by Katharine Shear, MD
Interested in presenting a professional webinar? Click here to download the ADAA Webinar Interest Form or contact Astrid Masfar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ADAA Staff Joins the 2019 Mental Health Advocacy Capital Walk
ADAA staff were excited to join the International OCD Foundation (and a number of our members and partner organizations) for the annual Mental Health Advocacy Capital Walk in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 12. This walk is the IOCDF’s kick-off event for OCD Awareness Week in support of the more than 3 million Americans living with OCD and related disorders.
Personal Stories of Triumph - Supporting ADAA’s Mission
ADAA shares stories of triumph submitted by our public community that focus on how people living with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders have struggled, coped, and triumphed.
Recently, Gilad shared his story, Anxious & Abroad: How I broke the Travel Stereotype.
“From my first trip -- and from all my trips thereafter -- I learned something really valuable about my relationship with anxiety. Those of us with OCD are always going to worry about the what if’s and we’re always going to worry that we don’t fit the mold. Our insecurities want us to believe that, even when we know better. But we always have to push through, because that’s the only way out of anxiety’s grip.
Click here to read Gilad’s full story and to read other ADAA personal stories.
ADAA is Now an Amazon Affiliate
ADAA’s Member Publications listing is a great resource for professionals and the public. Website visitors can search for self-help books on a variety of anxiety and depression-related topics. All books purchased on Amazon benefit ADAA through the Amazon Affiliate program, so please bookmark our page for future purchases.
Do you have a publication that has just been released? Please send the information to ADAA at email@example.com so we can add your publication to our website.
ADAA Job Opening
ADAA seeks a creative, flexible, and entrepreneurial full-time Senior Education Program Manager to join our Silver Spring, Maryland team. This is a new position for ADAA that aligns with the organization’s new five-year strategic plan (2020- 2025) and growth goals. The plan encompasses the creation and implementation of a strategic vision for ADAA’s education portfolio by enhancing the integration of ADAA’s professional and public education programs. Concurrently, the candidate will grow and manage ADAA’s revenue and non-revenue generating community partnerships. The ideal candidate will possess a mental health background of five+ years and nonprofit or association management experience and will bring a creative and collaborative approach to enhancing ADAA’s mental health reach and impact. Read the full job description here.
Nina Rifkind, LCSW, ACS, ACT
I originally joined ADAA and attended my first conferences in the mid 1990’s. I rededicated myself to the organization several years ago, when I went full time with my private practice. It was important for me to have a community that would facilitate professional growth and provide me with a network of expertise to draw on and contribute to.
ADAA has satisfied those expectations and done much more. What I’ve enjoyed most is the sense of comradery and partnership among members and the ADAA staff. When I participate in Special Interest Group meetings, I know I will be learning, whether I present a case or not. Others’ willingness to share their experience and knowledge as well as their most challenging clinical issues, is always validating and gives me the support I need, as an independent practitioner. The annual conferences are by far, the best place I’ve found for highly specialized trainings and a nice way to connect with everyone I meet on a virtual basis throughout the year.”
“Being an active member of ADAA, attending SIGs, conferences, and webinars has benefited my work in immeasurable ways. I have the confidence to take on some of the most challenging cases and help those who may not have many options for effective treatment. I’m proud to help promote evidence-based treatment and offer it with the expertise that ADAA has helped me build and sustain, with ongoing developments in research and clinical practice. I believe my involvement in ADAA, has in large part, led to referrals from some of the most well-respected residential programs around the country.”
“When I’m asked by colleagues how to effectively treat OCD or help kids and adolescents with debilitating anxiety, I encourage them to join ADAA and take advantage of access to the most current research, trainings and consultations. To me, participation is key, to gain and maintain the skills to be an effective, specialized clinician and the best possible resource for your patients.”
I am currently a member of the OCD SIG and Professional Education Committee.
Nina Rifkind is the owner of Wellspring Counseling, LLC located in Denville, New Jersey, specializing in evidence-based treatment of OCD and Anxiety Disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.
We encourage all of our new members to join the new ADAA online member community, SocialLink, today to start connecting!
ADAA Member Benefit Alert!
Did you know that ADAA research members can feature their research labs and clinical trials on ADAA’s website free of charge? Gain exposure for your research by sending your information today.
For information about featuring your research lab, click here. For more information about listing your clinical trial, click here. Or, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
New ADAA Member Public Blog Post and Webinar
Suicidal Thinking vs. Harm OCD Intrusive Thoughts: How Are They Similar & How They Are Different
by Debra Kissen, PhD, M.H.S.A. and Paul Greene, PhD
Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help with Neurological Disorders?
featuring Suma Chand, PhD
Member Program News
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)
SPACE is a parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder that has been found to be as efficacious as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy. Three SPACE Workshops open for registration.
These 2-day workshops offered by ADAA member Dr. Eli Lebowitz of the Yale Child Study Center will cover all the essentials of delivering SPACE in a reliable and effective manner and are geared toward intermediate or advanced clinicians. The workshops will include case presentation, video excerpts, and simulations of treatment components. The workshops will take place:
Yale (New Haven, CT) from 9AM to 5PM on January 12-13, 2020
San Francisco, CA: from 9AM to 5PM on February 16-17, 2020
Los Angeles, CA: from 9AM to 5PM on February 19-20, 2020
Participants who attend the full 2-day workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion. Room is limited and we anticipate that this workshop will fill up quickly. If you would like to participate please register as soon as possible.
This program is approved for 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers (CT Chapter) and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists. Providers from other states should inquire with their local board to see whether CE's will be reciprocal (many states will accept hours approved by another chapter of the National organization).
For more information or to be kept informed of future workshops please visit www.spacetreatment.net.
|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).
10/18/2019 On Overcoming the Fear of Flying, Avpress.com, Martin Seif, PhD, ABPP
10/17/2019 Clinical Challenges: Treatment Combinations for Depression, MedPageToday.com, Michael Thase, MD
10/17/2019 CDC Finds Rising Suicide Rates For Young People, NPR.org, Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD
10/16/2019 How to Recognize a Mental Health Crisis — and What You Can Do to Help, People.com, Stephen Schueller, PhD
10/15/2019 Everything You Should Know About OCD, Allure.com, Christina Maxwell, LMHC
10/15/2019 Hope is a Key Factor in Recovering from Anxiety Disorders, ScienceDaily.com, David Barlow, PhD and Todd Farchione PhD
10/15/2019 Lots of Americans Have a Fear of Flying; There Are Ways to Overcome the Anxiety Disorder, Telegram.com, Martin Seif, PhD, ABPP
10/15/2019 Poor Mental Health Reflected in College Students, SonomaStateStar.com, Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP
10/14/2019 The Anxiety of Being the 'Only', Harvard Business Review podcast, Angela-Neal Barnett, PhD
10/14/2019 Understanding How Anxiety Might be Different for Men, WBUR.org, Stefan Hofmann, PhD
10/13/2019 Jon Hershfield & Shala Nicely – Meditation And Mindfulness For People With OCD, TheOCDStories.com, Jon Hershfield, MA, LMFT and Shala Nicely, LPC
10/13/2019 Talk to Your Children, Newsday Trinidad and Tobago, Eli Leibowitz, PhD
10/12/2019 Lots of Americans have a fear of flying. There are ways to overcome the anxiety disorder, WashingtonPost.com, Martin Seif, PhD, ABPP
10/10/2019 Women are more than twice as likely as men to suffer from PTSD. Studies are underway to find out why., Washington Post, Edna Poa, PhD
10/10/2019 Combat exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder, and head injuries differentially relate to alterations in cortical thickness in military Veterans, Neuropsychology Journal, 2019, Ashley Clausen, PhD
10/04/2019 Unmet Needs Exist in Ketamine Research, Healio.com, Sanjay Mathew, MD
10/03/2019 5 Tips For Not Assuming the Worst When Your Boss Schedules an Unexpected Meeting, WellandGood.com, Alicia Clark, PsyD and Simon Rego, PsyD
02/18/2019 How to Stop Overthinking and Ease Your Anxiety, Livestrong.com, David Carbonell, PhD
Member Publications and Research News
Have you published a new book for consumers or professionals? Please let us know so we can highlight your new publication here and on the ADAA website.
ADAA is also interested in highlighting our members' research. Please send us your recent research news for us to post and share.
Be Mighty: A Woman's Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance
by Jill A. Stoddard, PhD
|Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 36, Issue 10
FOCUS ON: Depression, Suicidality and Health
Mood and suicidality outcomes 3–11 years following pediatric anxiety disorder treatment
Courtney P. Keeton PhD, Nicole E. Caporino PhD (ADAA Member), Philip C. Kendall PhD, ABPP Satish Iyengar PhD, Phyllis Lee PhD, Tara Peris PhD, Dara Sakolsky MD, PhD (ADAA Member), John Piacentini PhD, ABPP (ADAA Member), Scott N. Compton PhD, Anne Marie Albano PhD, ABPP, (ADAA Member), Boris Birmaher MD, Golda S. Ginsburg PhD (ADAA Member)
Is there a relationship between chocolate consumption and symptoms of depression? A cross‐sectional survey of 13,626 US adults
Sarah E. Jackson, Lee Smith, Joseph Firth, Igor Grabovac, Pinar Soysal, Ai Koyanagi, Liang Hu, Brendon Stubbs, Jacopo Demurtas, Nicola Veronese, Xiangzhu Zhu, Lin Yang
Adherence to antidepressant medications is associated with reduced premature mortality in patients with cancer: A nationwide cohort study
Gal Shoval, Ran D. Balicer, Becca Feldman, Moshe Hoshen, Gilad Eger, Abraham Weizman, Gil Zalsman, Brendon Stubbs, Pavel Golubchik, Barak Gordon, Amir Krivoy
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. 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
Interested in submitting an article? View the Depression and Anxiety Submissions Guidelines.
Free Webinar from the National Council for Behavioral Health
On Wednesday, October 23 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, the National Council for Behavioral Health is hosting a webinar entitled Enhancing the Diversity of the Public Health Workforce: Why Diversity, Inclusion, and Competencies Matter featuring Taslim van Hattum, LCSW, MPH, Director, Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health and André Blackman, Founder/CEO, Onboard Health.
This webinar will cover the importance of advancing diversity, inclusion, and workforce competencies to help organizations address the social determinants of health and improve the lives of individuals with behavioral health conditions. To receive available CE Credits (1) attendees must register in advance here and complete the evaluation.
UNC Chapel Hill Diversifying Psychology Weekend: March 26-28, 2020
The UNC Diversifying Psychology Weekend is an opportunity for talented ethnic/racial minority undergraduates and recent college graduates invested in pursuing doctoral level training in clinical and/or developmental psychology. The program will include seminars, panel discussions, and workshops on the various components of a graduate school application (e.g., personal statement, vita) with the aim of assisting students in developing a competitive application. Students will have the opportunity to meet with UNC clinical and developmental psychology doctoral students and faculty in both formal (e.g., seminars) and informal settings. Additionally, students will get an introduction to the UNC programs in clinical and developmental psychology, as well as to graduate training in psychology more broadly. Travel, housing, and meals are provided for all attendees. The application deadline is December 16, 2019.
For more information and to complete the application, please click here.
For information on UNC’s Clinical Psychology program, click here.
For information on UNC’s Developmental Psychology program, click here.
UNC also offers joint training across our six Psychology graduate programs.
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| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
The Washington Post
In 1991, Karestan Koenen was a recent college graduate and Peace Corps volunteer who arrived in a village in Niger eager to help local women start small businesses. When her sister came to visit during Christmas, the two decided to travel north to Agadez, a city in the Sahara.
There, on the morning of Dec. 27, two male traders stopped by, trying to sell them jewelry. Koenen’s sister went to the market with one of men to have a look. While she was gone, the second man grabbed Koenen, held her down and raped her.
Traumatized by the experience, Koenen was medically evacuated to the United States two days later and resigned from the Peace Corps. She returned to New Jersey to live with her parents, but the assault continued to haunt her. Increasingly, she became depressed.
For treatment-resistant depression, knowing the options for combining therapies is a key challenge for healthcare providers.
"You don't need to be a specialist, you don't need to be someone who is in an academic medical center to quickly fill up your clinic with patients who have experienced treatment failure with one or more antidepressants or patients who have outright treatment-resistant depression -- it's very common," George Papakostas, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, explained during a presentation at the Psych Congress 2019 meeting.
The number of children and young adults dying by suicide continues to rise, and a new report says the trend affects children as young as 10. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published that report.
Harvard Business Review
Being the “only” in the workplace — the only woman, the only person of color, the only one openly suffering from a mental or physical illness — can contribute to existing mental health issues. At the same time, bringing your whole self to work — even when you are an “only” and might be the only person struggling with clinical depression or anxiety — can be a huge strength in the business world.
University of Houston via ScienceDaily
University of Houston associate professor of clinical psychology Matthew Gallagher has added his voice to a debate that spans the ages — the importance of hope. Gallagher reports in Behavior Therapy that hope is a trait that predicts resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders.
When the term OCD comes up, most people probably think of behaviors including excessive handwashing, like the titular character from Monk exhibited, and organizing or cleaning the house in a specific way, like Monica from Friends was known for. Though these are common symptoms of OCD, the disorder goes well beyond what most of us are familiar with from stereotyped depictions in popular culture.
New studies show that men don’t experience or express anxiety in the same way as women. That could be affecting men’s access to treatment, and their mental health.
Each year, one in five adults experience mental illness. It’s incredibly common, yet it still has a negative stigma that stops people from speaking out and sharing their experience.
That stigma is what PEOPLE wants to change with Let’s Talk About It, a new initiative to normalize mental illness with honest stories from ordinary people and celebrities, along with resources to find help.
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