ADAA is a growing organization and strives to be an employer of choice. As such, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a healthy work-life balance, collaborative team environment and opportunities for personal growth and professional development. We invite you to view our current job openings.
Brain donation upon death is a valuable way to contribute to science. Visit braindonorproject.org to start the process.
ADAA is often asked about brain donation as a way to contribute to neurological research, so we’re pleased to share information about a not-for-profit developed to support the National Institutes of Health in this effort. It’s called The Brain Donor Project and its focus is on raising awareness and simplifying the process of arranging for brain donation upon death. There is an urgent need for brain tissue of those impacted by disease as well as non-diseased (control) brains to advance science leading to treatment and cures for brain disease. Please consider learning more about leaving this precious gift by visiting braindonorproject.org.
ADAA Launches “My ADAA Community” – Our New Online Member Platform
ADAA is pleased to announce the launch of its new online member-only community portal. This portal replaces our standard listserv and features a platform for announcements, discussions and more. Within this community there are sub-communities for Special Interest Groups, ADAA Conference news and a Job Opportunity page. To login, go to https://community.adaa.org/#/home and use your ADAA Membership email and login password. Guidelines and general instructions are posted in the community. If you do not know your password, please email email@example.com. We look forward to connecting and collaborating!
Telemental Health Listings
Online therapy, also known as telemental health, is a growing field. ADAA is pleased to offer a listing of our member clinicians who provide telemental health services. Providers are listed by state and their specialty areas. This is a new listing and we will be adding new names on a daily basis so please check back frequently. Read this article on Telebehavioral Health Standards, Guidelines, Best Practices & Other Statements.
Continuing Education Credits Update
ADAA is now approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872 for 1 CE contact hour.
Also, as of January 13, 2017 New York State Social Workers ADAA SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0316.
Reminder - 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. ADAA offers interactive webinars for CE credit in a live one-hour audiovisual presentation format that includes a brief Q&A session.
Embracing Empathy and Mental Wellness
The ADAA Board and leadership recognizes that this past year has been a tumultuous and, for many in our country, a very stressful and distressing one. Numerous instances of hate speech and angry sound bites have left many in our country, particularly minority groups, feeling extremely anxious, depressed and uncertain about the future.
Numerous research studies clearly indicate that not only does prejudice and hate speech decrease the ability to experience empathy and increase the risk of violence in society from both the prejudiced group and the victimized group, but it can also impair immune functioning and can even increase stroke risk. It can also negatively impact relationships and increase the risk for verbal and physical violence. Read more.
Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Report: Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders: A Framework for Establishing Evidence-Based Standards (The IOM is a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.)
Scaling-up Treatment of Depression and Anxiety: A Global Return on Investment Analysis
Depression and anxiety disorders are highly prevalent and disabling, and they result not only in an enormous amount of human misery and lost health, but also lost economic output. Read the proposal in the Lancet Psychiatry that proposes a global investment case for a scaled-up response to the public health and economic burden of depression and anxiety disorders.
NIMH Strategic Plan for Research
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental illnesses. The NIMH Strategic Plan for Research is a commitment to accelerate the pace of scientific progress by generating research that will have the greatest public health impact and continue to fuel the transformation of mental health care. The urgency of this mission arises from the public health burden. Read more.