Therapists & Researchers

Videos Offer Help and Hope for Living with OCD


People often jokingly point to odd habits or tidiness as signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. But the truth is OCD is a very real disorder that affects more than 2 million Americans, and there is a big difference between maintaining a morning routine or keeping a clean home and living with the disorder.

Podcast for Anxious Parents


Dr. Karen Cassiday offers help for overprotective anxious parents who often sabotage their children's self-esteem and self-confidence, but believe they are fostering a more caring relationship.

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Dr. Reid Wilson: Great Value of the ADAA Annual Conference

Dr. Reid Wilson, PhD, Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina, shares why the ADAA Annual Conference is so valuable for continuing your skills and training.

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Dr. Karen Cassiday's Favorite Conference

Find out why psychologist Dr. Karen Cassiday, Director of the Anxiety & Agoraphobia Treatment Center, Ltd., in Northbrook, Illinois, has been participating in the ADAA Annual Conference for more than 20 years.

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Dr. Darin Dougherty: Reasons to Attend the ADAA Annual Conference

Up close and personal, Conference Chair Darin Dougherty, MD, describes why he attends this important meeting every year.


Treating Children With PTSD

Judith Cohen, MD

Medical Director, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Professor of Psychiatry
Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr. Cohen discusses how children experience PTSD and effective treatments.


New Personal Story of Overcoming OCD


OCD burdened a bright young woman for more than 10 years. Read all about her recovery and her advice to others who are suffering in Working Toward Compassion and Moderation.

Conference Committee

2014-2015 Annual Conference Planning Committee

Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD — Co-Chair
Emory University

Tanja Jovanovic, PhD — Co-Chair
Emory University
Luana Marques, PhD — Conference Coordinator
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

2016 Chair
Jordan Smoller, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Research Subcommittee

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Presenting Your Poster

Poster presenters must register for the conference and be available throughout the entire poster session to discuss the material and answer questions. Attendees must wear badges to be admitted into the poster sessions.

Poster sessions will be held during the following dates and times:

  • Session I: Friday, April 10, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Session II: Saturday, April 11, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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