Licensed clinical social workers, psychologists, and other therapists can successfully treat disabling anxiety disorders.
A young woman with OCD learns how to manage her OCD and finds out it no longer controls her.Watch
Methods clinicians use to treat anxiety disorders: medications (psychopharmacology), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), complementary treatments.Watch
A licensed clinical social worker describes how cognitive-behavioral therapy effectively treats anxiety.Watch
Details about how to implement cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating anxiety, specifically using exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive restructuring, behavioral experiments (exposure to anxiety triggers)Watch
How complementary approaches to treating anxiety can be effective, including family therapy, mindfulness (acceptance), exercise, yoga, and breathing.Watch
Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind, presents the history and efforts to understand an affliction that is pervasive yet often misunderstood. Watch his conversation with talk show host Mimi Geerges.Watch
2014 Conference Co-Chairs Mark Powers, PhD, and Jasper Smits, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, describe the invaluable experience of attending the conference:
- Good balance of clinical topics across anxiety and depression
- Emphasis on implementation of practical skills for new and experienced clinicians
- Unique opportunity to meet and hear leaders and experts
- Senior leaders are accessible and available to talk to you about your career, practice, and research.
Luana Marques, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts and an expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for a wide range of psychiatric disorders.
She is the senior clinical psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders program, an Assistant Professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of the MGH Hispanic Clinical and Research Program.
In addition to her extensive clinical expertise, Dr. Marques also has an active research career at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT, is board certified in cognitive-behavioral psychology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. His clinical expertise is in the cognitive-behavioral assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, mood and sleep disorders, and body-focused repetitive disorders. A current member of the ADAA Board of Directors, he has been an ADAA member since 2007.Watch
Douglas Mennin, PhD, focuses his work on understanding and treating chronic and recurring bouts of anxiety and mood disorders, particularly worry, stress, and depression. A member of the ADAA Scientific Council, he has attended 16 ADAA Annual Conferences.
Dr. Mennin is an associate professor of psychology at CUNY Hunter College, and previously he developed and directed the Yale Anxiety and Mood Services Clinic.