"Noise in My Head" Video Screening

Welcome Reception

Film Screening - "Confession"

Saturday Night Slide Reception


Video Screening of "The Noise in My Head" Series

Thursday, April 6, 5:15  5:45 pm

anxietyandsusan_0.jpgPresented by the developer, Reid Wilson, PhD, the "The Noise in Your Head" video series is 6 concise, comedic installments, each under 5 minutes. The series follows Susan, a young woman struggling with anxious worries, as she applies basic treatment principles to everyday occurrences and engages the character Anxiety in a competition to win her life back. Trailing Susan from yoga class to a blind date to the window seat of an airplane, we witness firsthand how the theory can be applied to all situations so that we can all learn to overcome the noise in our head.

ADAA Welcome Reception

Supported by Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Thursday, April 6, 7:00 8:15 pm

welcome reception conference invite.pngAll registrants are invited to enjoy light fare and cash bar during the first networking event of the ADAA 37th Annual Conference (following the Opening Session and Keynote Address)


Film Screening and Discussion

"Confession" will be screened on Friday, April 7 from 12:30  1:30 pm (during lunch break).

Confession Poster 24x36 final comp cover merged.pngA man tormented by the voice in his head, must confront his abusive past to save a young boy from suffering the same fate. Confession is a true story that hopes to inspire others to listen, speak out and to understand the issues related to sexual abuse.

"Confession tells the story of one man’s breakthrough that breaks through to the hearts of everyone who sees this superb and courageous film."

- Barry Crimmins, Political Satirist, subject of the doc. "Call Me Lucky"


Directed by Angelique Letizia
Written by Joe Capozzi

Moderator: Dr. David Yusko, PsyD, University of Pennsylvania

"Saturday Night Slide" Reception

Supported by the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief, and ADAA

Saturday, April 8, 2017
7:30 – 9:30 pm

(New Research Poster session ends at 7:30 pm)

Slide-SpecialEvent2.jpgJoin your ADAA colleagues for the ultimate conference-networking event at Slide. Now it's a club, but it was once a notable Prohibition-era speakeasy with a secret wall leading to a playground slide. Located at 430 Mason Street, it’s just 1½ blocks from the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Bring your colleagues for a night of fun, food, and drink. Make your entrance on the slide (literally!) or open the restored turn-of-the-19th-century doors to enter old-world San Francisco elegance.


Tickets are available for purchase when you register for the conference.

Professionals: $55 each
Trainees, Residents, Postdocs, Students: $30 each

MARCH 2-30th (based on availability):
Professionals: $65 each
Trainees, Residents, Postdocs, Students: $40 each

Price includes a ticket for two drinks* and two hours of passed hors d’oeuvres, which will feature sliders, ahi tuna, mushroom tarts, filet on a baguette, homemade truffles, and much more.

*Serving house wines (Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot), domestic and imported bottled beer (Heineken, Amstel Light, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller Light, Shock Top, Goose Island, Corona, Sierra Nevada Soda), soda (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite), juice (orange, cranberry, grapefruit, pineapple), and VOSS water.

Purchase one or more tickets (host a graduate student or two — or more!) when you register online. Advance purchase is required. You'll pick up your tickets at on-site registration with your conference-attendee badge. No refunds.