Professional Webinars

We now offer monthly webinars for CE credit. ADAA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists, which are granted on a 1 credit per contract basis. Format: A live one-hour audiovisual presentation, including a brief Q&A session. Please mgies [at] adaa [dot] org (e-mail) suggestions for new offerings based on your professional needs.

  • If you are interested in sponsoring any of our webinars, sgurley [at] adaa [dot] org (please email Susan Gurley. )

Registration includes one computer connection, PDF of slide presentation, and one evaluation for a continuing education credit. You must register in advance.

  • $25 per credit for ADAA members
  • $49 per credit for nonmembers 
  • Attendance is limited.
  • Registration closes 24 hours prior to the webinar.
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Beyond the Basics:  Targeting Developmental Milestones in the Treatment of Anxiety in Young Adults

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12 pm ET (11 am CT / 10 pm MT / 9 am PT)

Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP
Moira Rynn, MD
Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders


Disability and distress associated with anxiety disorders can make young adults vulnerable to developmental impairments. A normal by-product of increasing responsibility and freedom, increased anxiety is expected throughout the transition from adolescence to young adulthood. But clinical anxiety may stall this transition, keeping a young adult dependent on family members and lagging in achieving age-appropriate tasks. Certain interactions characteristic of families may involve the parents’ perception that a young adult cannot handle responsibilities or will miss out on important opportunities and milestones such as social or academic tasks. Parental overinvolvement then interferes with advanced problem-solving, complex social-interpersonal skills, and self-regulation skills necessary for healthy and productive functioning. At times, anxiety is at a level where multimodal treatment with medication and CBT is necessary.

This webinar will review the role and tasks of development in adolescents and young adults and ways in which anxiety interferes with achieving adolescent-to-adult transition milestones.

Drs. Albano and Rynn, co-investigators on the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS; Walkup et al., 2008), will cover a developmental, multimodal treatment model that is steeped in evidence supporting CBT and medication. They will focus on managing anxiety while assisting youth in achieving age appropriate goals, as well as discuss case examples.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Describe the developmental tasks and challenges of young adults who suffer with anxiety disorders
  2. Implement a model for treating young adults with anxiety disorders who remain dependent on family members
  3. Use strategies for developing a comprehensive treatment plan

Recommended Readings

Albano, A.M., & DiBartolo, P.M. (2007).  Stand up, speak out:  Therapist manual for cognitive behavioral therapy for social phobia in adolescents.  New York:  Oxford University Press.  

Detweiler, M., Comer, J., & Albano, A.M. (2011).  Social anxiety in children and adolescents:  Biological, psychological, and social considerations.  In S.G. Hofmann & P.M. DiBartolo (Eds.), Social phobia and social anxiety:  An integration (2nd Ed), pp. 223-270.  New York:  Plenum Press.  

Hope, D. A., Heimberg, R. G., & Turk, C. (2010).  Therapist guide for managing social anxiety: A Cognitive-behavioral therapy approach (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press:  New York.

Culturally Sensitive CBT Interventions for Anxiety for the LGBTQ Community

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
12 pm ET (11 am CT / 10 pm MT / 9 am PT)

Debra A. Hope, PhD
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

As director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic and the Rainbow Clinic at the UNL Psychological Consultation Center, Dr. Hope's current research interests include assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders and the impact of stigma on mental health and health care for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Hope maintains a small private practice. For more information, visit her webpage.

Dramatic cultural changes in our acceptance and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community have important implications for mental health care for these individuals. And basic and applied research on LGBTQ identities and the unique challenges and opportunities they experience has exploded. This webinar will integrate these cultural changes and the latest scientific findings to better prepare clinicians to work effectively with LGBTQ clients seeing treatment for anxiety and depression. We will explore the impact of stigma, including in the mental health system, and adaptations of assessment and treatment methodologies. We will consider the distinct concerns of individuals who identify as transgender and how interventions for anxiety and depression might differ at various points in their transition, as well as some specific recommendations about how to make a practice more LGBTQ-friendly. The interactive format, enriched with case material, will include opportunities for questions.

The webinar is designed for clinicians with beginning to intermediate experience with LGBTQ clients.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Articulate how legal and cultural changes have affected LGBTQ clients in order to incorporate this context into case conceptualization.

  2. Explain the impact of obvious and subtle stigma, including stigmatizing language that often impacts the therapeutic process.

  3. Apply specific adaptations in evidence-based assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression for individuals who identify as LGBTQ.

Learn more from Dr. Hope at the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016
Conference2016Logo_no-theme-no-dateMaster Clinician Session: Culturally Competent Practice With LGBTQ Clients

Thursday, March 31: 2:30 pm–4:30 pm




Transdiagnostic Treatment of Depression: Targeting Mechanisms for Lasting Change

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
12 pm ET (11 am CT / 10 pm MT / 9 am PT)

Rochelle I. Frank, PhD
Independent Practice

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Clinical Science Program, University of California, Berkeley

Clinical Supervisor, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and The Wright Institute


Individuals seeking therapy for depression often present with features of bipolar disorder, PTSD, borderline personality, and other problems, making it difficult for clinicians to determine which treatment protocol is best suited for them. Therapists have very little guidance to determine which mechanisms to target for their specific patients or how to plan effective treatment plans around them.

This webinar will present a clinical roadmap that provides a clear step-wise process of identifying client-specific transdiagnostic mechanisms (TDMs) with clients and directly targeting TDMs using interventions from CBT, ACT, and DBT, and other evidence-based treatments. This practical tool helps therapists navigate assessment and treatment planning on a case-by-case basis using depression-linked TDMs (e.g., negative schemas, rumination, information processing biases) as their guidepost to best meet the individualized needs of depressed patients and help them achieve therapy and life goals.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Identify specific TDMs that explain their clients’ depressive symptoms and their role in maintaining presenting problems.
  2. Describe two specific methods of assessing for mechanisms and developing TDM hypotheses with clients.
  3. Select evidence-based interventions that target identified TDMs and help clients reduce depressive symptoms and achieve their treatment and life goals

The level of instruction for this webinar is intermediate.

Recommended Reading
Frank, R. I., & Davidson, J. (2014). A transdiagnostic road map to case formulation and treatment planning: Practical guidance for clinical decision making. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Learn more from Dr. Frank at the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016
Conference2016Logo_no-theme-no-dateAnxiety: Knowing Our Vulnerabilities and Changing How We Cope With Them
Friday, April 1: 4:00 PM  - 6:00 PM




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