Therapists & Researchers

Official Rules of ADAA Raffle

Dates of raffle: May 1–31, 2013 (11:59 pm EDT)
Limit: One prize per household
The amount of each donation does not increase your chances of winning.

Selection of winners: Winner to be determined from all eligible entries received in one random drawing held June 4, 2013.
All decisions are final on all matters relating to the raffle. The winner will be notified by e-mail at the e-mail address provided upon entry to the raffle.

DSM-5: Changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

DSM-5Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health providers in the United States. It contains a listing of diagnostic criteria for every psychiatric disorder recognized by the U.S. health care system.

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Sample Abstracts

All presenters must submit an abstract, which reviewers will read to rate your submission.

Please note the following requirements:

The Cicadas Are Coming


If you live on the East Coast and have an insect phobia, you might want to seek treatment before the next brood of cicadas emerges very soon. 

New Podcast: Teen Social Anxiety Disorder & Interventions That Work


Ms. Shannon, a licensed marriage and family therapist, describes effective treatments for social anxiety disorder in teens. Watch a video of a teen talking about her experience with the disorder and how she got help.

Teen Social Anxiety Disorder: Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions That Work


Jennifer Shannon, LMFT

Co-Founder and Clinical Director
Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Santa Rosa, California

Ms. Shannon, a licensed marriage and family therapist, describes effective treatments for social anxiety disorder in teens.


Reacting to a Traumatic Event


It’s not unusual for people who have experienced traumatic events to have flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive memories when something terrible happens -- like the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Be tolerant of your nervous system: It’s having a normal reaction. Learn more.

Handouts (2013)

Below are handouts received for the Anxiety Disorders and Depression Conference 2013. The title includes the first presenter's last name and the three-digit session number (or Master Clinician); multiple handouts for each session are indicated following a dash.

Alderman 181

Barnes 184 - 1

Barnes 184 - 2

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