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ADAA is pleased to announce that Luana Marques, PhD has been elected President-Elect of the ADAA Board of Directors and will assume the Board Presidency in January of 2020.
Dr. Marques has been an active member of ADAA since 2008 and has served on the board since 2016. Dr. Marques is an ADAA Clinical Fellow, serves as the board liaison to the ADAA Annual Conference Committee, the Professional Education Committee, the PTSD Special Interest Group and the Multicultural Advances Special Interest Group.
Dr. Marques is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Massachusetts and New York and an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She is the director and founder of Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (Community Psychiatry PRIDE), and an associate professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Community Psychiatry PRIDE is a dissemination and implementation psychiatry research center that focuses on reducing mental health disparities in communities. The program is designed to study the process by which evidence-based treatments (EBTs) can be effectively disseminated to community clinics, which in turn leads to increased access and quality of care across a wide range of psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Marques’ major clinical and research interests include the treatment of anxiety and trauma-related disorders, with a particular focus on the implementation of empirically supported treatments for patients suffering from the various anxiety disorders in community health clinics. Her research goal is to decrease disparities in care for psychiatric patients, especially among low-income and ethnic minority patients.
“The Board of Directors and I congratulate Dr. Marques on her appointment and look forward to working collaboratively with membership and staff to ensure ADAA's ongoing success,” says Dr. Beth Salcedo, ADAA Board President.
Please click here for a complete list of the individuals serving on the ADAA Board of Directors.
#ADAA2018 took place last week in Washington, D.C., and was a great success! Attendance was at an all-time high with more than 1,400 clinicians and researchers convening from across the United States and around the world to share, network, collaborate and learn about cutting-edge thinking in research and clinical practice at more than 180 sessions. Our congratulations again to all of our 2018 award winners and our thanks and appreciation to all ADAA board members, committee and SIG members, attendees, speakers, our 15 sponsors, 40 exhibitors and the ADAA staff and volunteers. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year in Chicago!
2018 Conference Snapshot
#ADAA2018 Conference Photos
#ADAA2018 and Members in the news:
Multiple Studies Show Freespira Eliminates Panic Attacks in 80% of Patients, BusinessInsider.com, David F. Tolin, PhD
Few Psychiatrists Recommend Exercise for Anxiety Disorders, Medscape.com, Samantha G. Farris, PhD, Julia Mason, MA, Dawn C. Roberts, PhD, Beth Salcedo, MD
Optimize your 2018 ADAA Conference Experience with Conference On-Demand Audio-Recordings
ADAA is excited to offer audio recordings of selected conference sessions (over 30 hours of programming, including up to 9 hours of CE). Don't wait — prices increase on April 16. Click here for details/to order.
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And from the ADAA staff…a special "thumbs up" and shout out to all of our ADAA members.
The Conference's success is due in large part to our enthusiastic and engaged ADAA member community who have shared emails and stories about their Conference experiences with their colleagues. They have encouraged their students to participate and experience #ADAA2018 first hand and have engaged with us on social media. From the entire ADAA team, many thanks to our ADAA member community for helping us host another great event!
Save the Date for #ADAA2019 — Chicago!
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About the Professional Education Committee
The Professional Education Committee promotes the investigation and implementation of empirically supported treatments and best practices across disciplines and career levels through the development of a cohesive ADAA professional education program for multi-multidisciplinary professionals. The Professional Education Committee (PrEC) is charged with oversight of all ADAA professional education offerings including ADAA webinars. The Committee also oversees the Clinical Fellows program which offers participants an exclusive learning opportunity to further their clinical training in anxiety, depression, and related disorders by participating in ADAA’s continuing education opportunities with the goal of providing quality patient care.
Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, LCSW-C, Chair
Ms. Dupont Spencer is a licensed clinical social worker and Board approved supervisor. A Cognitive Behavioral Therapist using ERP for anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression, she has been in private practice for twenty-five years, working with children, adolescents and adults. Ms. Dupont Spencer is a member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (IOCDF), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). She is a Clinical Fellow of the ADAA, Chair of the Professional Education Committee, and also received the 2012 Clinician Outreach Award and the 2017 Clinician of Distinction Award. Ms. Dupont Spencer is co-owner of AnxietyTraining.com with a mission to train clinician’s nation-wide in evidence-based treatments. Her private practice is in North Bethesda, Maryland.
“Being Chair of the PrEC has been a natural progression for me in my involvement in ADAA, as I moved from being on another committee to this one when it was formed three years ago. I have been a member of ADAA for 25 years and was invited by my mentor to become involved early on. I am always amazed by what we ADAA members can do together on every committee I have been on, and I have met wonderful people as well. I invite you to become involved by helping us find great webinar topics and speakers. Nominate yourself or ask a non-member with a great topic to apply to give a webinar, and contact me if you have any suggestions for professional education.”
Liza Bonin, PhD, Vice-Chair
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. She serves as Sub-Committee Chair for the Webinar Committee, has been on the leadership team for ADAA’s Child and Adolescent SIG, and is a Clinical Fellow of the ADAA.
“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 involvement with the Professional Education Committee allows me to contribute in a meaningful way to the quality of clinical practice through evidence-based professional education. My roles in ADAA have been professionally and personally fulfilling. I have come to know a great group of colleagues who are passionate about their practice and have amazing clinical expertise.”
Nina Rifkind, LCSW, ACS, Vice-Chair
Ms. Rifkind has specialized in the evidenced-based treatment of Anxiety Disorders and OCD for more than 20 years. After graduating from Vassar College with a degree in Psychology, she pursued graduate studies in Psychology at the New School for Social Research, before receiving her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University. Ms. Rifkind is the owner of Wellspring Counseling in Northwest New Jersey, where she works with people of all ages, including children, adolescents and families. She is a graduate of the Pediatric BTTI through the International OCD Foundation, and an ADAA Clinical Fellow.
“I became a member of ADAA and attended my first conference many years ago. I then decided to reconnect and become more active several years ago, when going full time with my private practice. I wanted a community that would foster continual growth in my areas of specialty and provide a network of expertise and professional distinction. I was thrilled to be asked to Vice Chair the Professional Education Committee last month. My enthusiasm for the Clinical Fellows Program made this a logical fit. I look forward to helping to grow the Committee, to continue, and build on the outstanding educational opportunities offered by ADAA and encourage many more professionals to learn more about the Clinical Fellows Program and consider the distinction of exhibiting a commitment to the most current, cutting edge research and treatments available.”
ADAA's Public Education Committee, in collaboration with the ADAA Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group (SIG), have created two helpful outreach tools to address a need often voiced by ADAA members: How can we inform parents and pediatricians about child anxiety? Why spend hours of your own time trying to create material that effectively and concisely communicates the CBT based services that you offer your clients? Let ADAA do the hard work for you! ADAA members can download and access an ADAA Pediatric Outreach PowerPoint presentation and a customizable brochure (you will need to log-in with your ADAA member ID and password) that summarize empirically supported treatment protocols for anxiety and related disorders. These communication tools will assist in facilitating richer working relationships and clinical collaboration with physicians in your community.
ADAA is seeking blog posts on seniors and on anxiety/depression and women for our public and professional communities. Interested in contributing a post to ADAA? Please contact Lise Bram.
ADAA members are often reported on or quoted in the general media about a wide range of topics.
04/11/2018 Array of Markers Collectively Predicts MDD Treatment Response, Medscape, Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD and Charles Craighead, PhD
04/11/2018 Multiple Studies Show Freespira Eliminates Panic Attacks in 80% of Patients, BusinessInsider.com, David F. Tolin, PhD
04/10/2018 Few Psychiatrists Recommend Exercise for Anxiety Disorders, Medscape.com, Samantha G. Farris, PhD, Julia Mason, MA, Dawn C. Roberts, PhD, Beth Salcedo, MD
04/09/2018 How K12 is Outwitting Anxiety, DistrictAdministration.com, Jonathan Dalton, PhD
04/06/2018 What's the Stress Level in Your State?, Bizjournals.com, Beth Salcedo, MD
04/06/2018 Seeing Through the Cloud of High-Functioning Anxiety, PsychCentral.com, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
03/28/2018 We Need to Talk About Mental Health at Work, Glamour.com, Beth Salcedo, MD
03/27/2018 Why is Your Anxiety so Much Worse During a Hangover?, Refinery29.com, Sally Winston, PsyD
03/27/2018 Is Mom Depressed? ¿Mamá está deprimida?, ManhattanTimesNews.com, Myrna Weissman, PhD
03/27/2018 Brain Activity Study Links Social Anxiety to a Preoccupation with Making Errors, Psypost.com, Daniel Pine, MD
03/27/2018 Is it OCD? OCD Versus Everyday Worries, Talkspace, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
March 2018 The Impact of Antidepressant Dose and Class on Treatment Response in Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: A Meta-Analysis, Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Jeffrey R. Strawn, MD
03/26/2018 Is Your Anxiety Healthy or a Mental Health Issue? 4 Ways to Know, YourTango.com, Alicia Clark, PsyD
03/04/2018 Flashpoint 3/4/18: Tackling Gun Violence and School Safety in the US, ClickOnDetroit.com, Arash Javanbakht, MD
02/26/2018 Mental Illness and Gun Laws: What You May Not Know About the Complexities, TheConversation.com, Arash Javanbakht, MD
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 and with our public community. Simply email Lise Bram and we’ll make sure to feature your news/new publication here every week, on our social media platforms and on the ADAA Members in the News website page.
Upcoming April, May and June Webinars
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals
Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE credits.
Save the Date! Fall 2018 Webinars - Registration Coming Soon
- September 6, 2018 OCD and Medication Management
- September 13, 2018 Addressing Cognitive Dimensions of Academic & School Anxiety
- September 20, 2018 Selective Mutism Tools & WeSpeak Program
- October 4, 2018 Diagnosing and Treating ADHD and Comorbidity Conditions in Preschoolers
View all ADAA On-Demand Webinars
ADAA is pleased to offer three recorded webinar bundle packages at a special discounted price. Each bundle contains 3 recorded webinars on a specific topic. Some packages offer CE credits. The webinar format is a one-hour audiovisual presentation, including a brief Q&A session.
Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH - Editor-in- Chief
Meet the Journal Editorial Board
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. Learn more about the Journal.
APRIL 2018 Issue – Volume 35 - Issue 4
Fox, Molly — A Longitudinal Study of Women’s Depression Symptom Profiles During and After the Postpartum Phase
Wall-Wieler, Elizabeth — Duration of maternal mental health-related outcomes after an infant’s death: A retrospective matched-cohort study using linkable administrative data
Wald, Nava — Influence of maternal negative emotion reactivity and cognitive reappraisal on child anxiety disorder
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Honorific Awards.
1. The Daniel H. Efron Research Award honors the recipient for excellence in basic research, the Joel Elkes Research Award honors the recipient for excellence in clinical research, and the Eva King Killam Research Award honors the recipient for excellence in translational research. Submissions for these awards will be evaluated by the Honorific Awards Committee.
2. Nominees for the Efron and Elkes Awards must be 50 years of age or younger on Dec. 31, 2018. Nominees for the Killam Award may be no more than twelve years past his or her terminal degree on Dec. 31, 2018. Nominees are not required to be members of the ACNP.
3. The ACNP Media Award may be given annually to a member of the print or electronic media, advocacy organization or public education initiative that promotes increased awareness of brain research, and who has made a major contribution to the education of the public about mental illness and substance abuse research and the positive impact of research on treatment. The submissions will be evaluated by the Honorific Awards Committee.
The nominations close on June 28, 2018 at 5 p.m. Central. Instructions for award nomination and information on the awards are available on the ACNP website.
$2,000 grant to support the next generation of student and early career practitioner psychologists
The Steven O. Walfish Grants are supported by the Division 42 Next Generation Fund which seeks to support the next generation of student and early career practitioner psychologists to expand the knowledge base in the practice of psychology.
Applicants are required to submit manuscripts on clinical, practical, or research innovations that address evolving standards, practices, and methods in psychological practice. Topics may include population-based practice issues, procedure or technique-based practice issues, diagnosis-based practice issues, or service delivery models describing a practice innovation.
Grant recipients are encouraged to use the grant to attend the APA convention to present their work. The papers of the grant recipients may qualify for publication in the Div. 42 journal, Practice Innovations. Up to two $2,000 grants are available to graduate students (within two years or less of completing the doctoral degree) and/or early career psychologists (within 10 years of earning the doctoral degree). The deadline for
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In adolescent young women at familial risk for major depressive disorder, greater connectivity between the amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex and between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and frontotemporal regions appears to confer resilience to depression, according to the results of a longitudinal study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Pregnant women who take certain antidepressants may unknowingly compromise the brain development of their child, researchers suggest. The concern is based on a new analysis of brain scans involving nearly 100 newborns, some of whom were born to mothers who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) while pregnant. Some examples of SSRIs are Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa and Prozac.
A new study shows that obese children whose families have elevated psychological and social risks, including child behavior problems, parent mental health issues, and family financial difficulties, are more likely to drop out of weight management treatment and less likely to lose weight. The study supports the need for psychosocial screening early in the treatment of childhood obesity.
Children with depressive, anxious and irritable temperaments have twice the risk for developing suicidal personalities or attempting suicide compared with children with decreased frequency of either depressive/anxious moods or low irritability, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Major adverse life events, such as divorce, financial hardship or the death of a loved one, can measurably accelerate aging in the brains of middle-aged men, according to a new study published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. The findings remained strong even after controlling for such factors as cardiovascular risk, alcohol consumption, ethnicity,and socioeconomic status, all of which are associated with aging risk.
A new study finds that children with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk for anxiety and mood disorders. Published in Pediatrics, the study, completed by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), is one of the largest to compare comorbidities in individuals with ASD alone to individuals with ASD and ADHD, according to researchers.
Depression and anxiety is nearly seven times more common among graduate students than in the general population, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed nearly 2,300 graduate students — 90 percent who were working on their Ph.D. and 10 percent pursuing a master's. They found that 41 percent had moderate to severe anxiety and 39 percent had moderate to severe depression.
In a new position paper, researchers urge federal policymakers to appropriate funds toward diagnosis and treatment of perinatal depression in minority women — a group they say has been lacking in such care. Such a move would include increasing the number of medical providers who are trained in culturally sensitive screening and treatment methods.
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HealthDay News via Neurology Advisor
Adolescent females at high familial risk of depression who do not go on to develop depression have compensatory functional connectivity patterns in emotion regulatory networks, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.
Magnetic seizure therapy shows promise for clinical efficacy with no significant cognitive side effects in patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS), according to a recent study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry. Currently, clozapine is the only treatment indicated for treatment-resistant schizophrenia.
At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous to their human hosts. They have a way of inducing "fatigue, melancholia and the neuroses," as a historical article in the journal Gut Pathogens recounts.
The Washington Post
Sara and Amanda Eldritch sometimes took showers that lasted upward of 10 hours. The inseparable identical twin sisters from Broomfield, Colorado, would go through five bottles of rubbing alcohol every day, disinfecting their skin until it burned. They hardly ever left the house. When they did, they would stop eating and drinking hours in advance to the point of dehydration to avoid using public restrooms.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is known as one of Hollywood's tough guys and top earners, but the former wrestler-turned-actor recently shed light on his battle with depression over the years. "Struggle and pain is real. I was devastated and depressed," Johnson said. "I reached a point where I didn't want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly."
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