New! 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.
Peter Yellowlees MD
Professor of Psychiatry
UC Davis President Elect
American Telemedicine Association
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Psychiatrists have been using videoconferencing for psychiatric consultations for almost sixty years. Now with the advent of web and cloud based systems, mobile computing, the impact of commercial telemedicine service companies, and a growing body of evidence and research, more and more patients are being treated online. This occurs in primary care clinics, at work and at home – and by an increasingly large number of mental health therapists from all disciplines. Patients can be treated securely and in high definition on a laptop or tablet at minimal cost using video systems that are increasingly ubiquitous and easily accessible.
Continuing Education Credits Update
New! 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.
Why Join ADAA?
There are countless organizations that serve as a professional home for mental health researchers and practitioners. So what makes ADAA unique? In addition to our focus on anxiety disorders and depression, ADAA also provides free resources and education to tens of thousands of people worldwide who struggle with these disorders.
ADAA members vary widely in experience level, from students to MDs and PhDs. For those still honing their skills, whether undergraduate students, graduate students, clinical trainees, or postdoctoral fellows/residents, ADAA provides ample opportunity to network with colleagues and even find a mentor. For the more experienced clinicians and researchers, ADAA offers a variety of resources to help keep abreast of the latest and most cutting edge research in the mental health field. Read more.
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.