The Clinician Trainee Award offers an interactive learning experience to post-degree clinician trainees who have excelled in their performance in a clinical training setting. ADAA will give up to four awards, providing trainees the opportunity to attend the annual conference, meet with a senior clinician mentor there, and become involved with the organization.

Award Components

  • Complimentary registration to the ADAA Annual Conference
  • $500 award
  • Recognition at the Opening Session
  • Assignment of a senior clinician mentor from the ADAA professional membership
  • One-on-one case consultation with a senior clinician mentor

Award Criteria and Eligibility

  • Trainees and residents who will complete their training/degrees by summer 2016 or have completed their degrees within the past three years
  • Completion of at least six months of supervision in a clinical setting the previous twelve months
  • At least half of the clinical work must be in direct service to patients with anxiety disorders (GAD, OCD, PTSD, panic and agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias) and/or depression
  • Interest in becoming active and a leader within ADAA; address in your personal statement
  • Winners must attend the entire ADAA Annual Conference

Application Instructions

  1. Download the application to your computer.
  2. Type in all the fields, including typing your name in the “Applicant Signature” field.
  3. Save the document; rename it 2016_Awards_ClinicianTrainee_[YourLastName]; and e-mail as an attachment with your current CV.
  4. Have one letter of recommendation from a mentor, primary supervisor, or advisor mailed directly to ADAA, Attn: Awards, 8701 Georgia Avenue, Suite 412, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or faxed to 240-485-1035; or e-mailed as a pdf. The letter should include a description (500 words) of the candidate’s clinical skills in these areas:
    - Use of empirically supported treatments
    - Demonstration of clinical skill sets, such as combination therapy using pharmacotherapy and psychosocial approaches, CBT case-conceptualization
    skills, and creativity in implementation of exposure tasks.

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