Professional Webinars

New! 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.

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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Treatment of Adults With Bipolar Disorder

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
12 pm ET (11 am CT / 10 am MT / 9 am PT)
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Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program
Director, Clinical Research Support Office, Clinical Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Treatments for bipolar disorder have benefits and risks that should be discussed by patients and their clinicians in the spirit of shared decision-making. This presentation will discuss medications and psychotherapy for acute manic and hypomanic episodes, acute depressive episodes, and long-term treatment to prevent mood episodes. Mood stabilizers, second and third generation antipsychotics, as well as the mixed evidence for antidepressants will be discussed. Evidence-based psychotherapies for bipolar disorder will include cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness based CBT as well as lifestyle interventions.

  1. Learning Objectives
    Describe the medications indicated for acute mood episodes as well as those for the prevention of mood episodes.
  2. Analyze the evidence for CBT and mindfulness based CBT.

Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy: A Novel Approach to Changing Core Beliefs

Thursday, June 18, 2015
12 pm ET (11 am CT / 10 am MT / 9 am PT)
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Irismar Reis de Oliveira, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health
Post Graduation Program, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

This webinar will teach trial-based cognitive therapy (TBCT), a novel strategy that facilitates belief change, a significant part of most CBT protocols and an empirically validated method with promising preliminary results. TBCT is a three-level, three-phase, case formulation approach. One main technique is the trial-based thought record (TBTR), a structured strategy presented as an analogy with law in which the therapist engages the client in a simulation of the judicial process. Also presented will be a brief overview of the study results on social anxiety disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder.

Learning Objectives

  1. Present the cognitive model to the patient according to the TBCT conceptualization diagram; 
  2. Assess the usefulness of the trial-based thought record strategy in clinical practice in changing patients’ core beliefs.

Upcoming Webinars

Emotional Regulation Difficulties in Children and Adolescents: What the Heck Do I Do About It?
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
12 pm ET (11 am CT / 10 am MT / 9 am PT)
Lynne Siqueland, PhD, and Stephanie Eken, MD

Four Keys to Making ERP Effective for OCD
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
12 pm ET (11 am CT / 10 am MT / 9 am PT)
Bradley Riemann, PhD

Archived Webinars (2015)

Evidence-Based Treatment of Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood: From A to Zzzz (April 7, 2015), presented by Candice Alfano, PhD

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Jealousy (Mar. 19, 2015), presented by Robert L. Leahy, PhD

Effective Behavior Strategies for Selective Mutism (Feb. 11, 2015), presented by Aimee Kotrba, PhD

Tricks of the Trade: Helping Patients Overcome Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania (Jan. 14, 2015), presented by Karen Cassiday, PhD

Archived Webinars (2014)

The Christmas Effect: Myth vs. Fact, Helping Your Patients Cope This Holiday Season (Nov. 13, 2014), presented by Beth Salcedo, MD, and Stacia Casillo, PsyD

Neurobiology of Child Abuse and Neglect and Its Treatment Implications (Oct. 14, 2014), presented by Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD

Prescriptive Treatment for Children and Adolescents with School Refusal Behavior or How to Help Your Patients With School Anxiety (September 17, 2014), presented by Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP

Novel Pharmacologic Strategies to Enhance Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Focus on D-Cycloserine (June 11, 2014), presented by Mark H. Pollack, MD

Psychotherapy for GAD and Comorbid Major Depression
(April 24, 2014), presented by Cindy J. Aaronson, MSW, PhD

Anxiety Disorders and ADHD Comorbidity: Diagnostic and Treatment Implications, (March 5, 2014), presented by Michael Van Ameringen, MD

Depressive Disorders, Bipolar, and Related Disorders in DSM-5 (Feb. 13, 2014), presented by Jan Fawcett, MD

Webinars in 2013

Apps for Therapy, Therapists, and Self-Help: An Overview (December 10, 2013), presented by Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT

Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) (October 24, 2013), presented by Bruce Cuthbert, PhD

Prolonged Exposure and Virtual Reality Therapy for PTSD (September 26, 2013), presented by Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP

DSM-5: What’s New for Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, and PTSD (August 29, 2013), presented by Katharine Phillips, MD