Engaging members in our work is an essential element for sustaining and positioning the organization for ongoing success.

Read the committee guidelines.

The ADAA Board of Directors has defined these committees:

Annual Conference Committee 2017

Gordon J.G. Asmundson, PhD, Chair
Carmela Alcántara, Conference Coordinator

Members who are knowledgeable about ADAA’s conference who are and willing to contribute their efforts to broadly recruiting and organizing content and increasing attendance are needed. The time commitment is 3 to 6 hours per every month, especially August through December. Responsibilities include a monthly one-hour conference call; outreach to colleagues encouraging their participation; reviewing, discussing, and selecting submissions to create a unique high-quality educational and networking event; and planning special sessions. The committee is organized into subcommittees led by co-chairs: Research, Clinical/Practice, Posters, Master Clinician Workshops, and Professional Development.

Mental Health Mobile App Review

Mark Powers, PhD; Noam Soreni, MD, Co-Chairs
Michael Van Ameringen, MD, Board Liaison

Mobile apps can be effective tools that make therapy more accessible, efficient, and portable for those with anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, and other related disorders. This committee enlists the help of ADAA members to review apps.

Professional Development Strategic Planning

Philip R. Muskin, MD, Chair
Beth Salcedo, MD, Board Liaison

This 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 plan.

Professional Webinars

Norah Feeny, PhD, Chair

This series of professional education webinars began in August 2013, and it now offers CE credit. Committee members help shape its clinical and research content; tasks include surveying the membership about topics, inviting presenters, and evaluating the series. Watch recorded ADAA webinars. 

Public Education

Debra Kissen, PhD; Neal Sideman, Co-Chairs
Simon Rego, PsyD, Board Liaison

The purpose of the Public Education Committee is to improve and expand public education and outreach about anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, and PTSD through webinars, social and other media, and collaborations. Only members in good standing are eligible to serve on this committee.

Recruitment and Retention

Kimberly Morrow, LCSW, Chair

The purpose of this committee is to build and promote ADAA membership, as well as increase retention of current members; members participate in conference activities to meet those goals.

Scientific Council

Naomi Simon, MD, MSc, Chair
Douglas Mennin, PhD, Vice Chair

Comprised of mid- and senior-level basic and clinical researchers, the Scientific Council contributes scientific expertise and mentorship, actively grows membership, and encourages participation in ADAA among colleagues, students, and fellows. Committee members are committed to the organization and participate in projects that maintain ADAA’s leading edge in research, dissemination, treatment, and advocacy. See the current members of the Scientific Council.