Engaging members in our work is an essential element for sustaining and positioning the organization for ongoing success.
The ADAA Board of Directors has defined these committees:
- Annual Conference Committee 2017
- Mental Health Apps Review
- Professional Education
- Public Education
- Recruitment and Retention
- Scientific Council
Annual Conference Committee 2017
Members who have attended at least one ADAA conference and are willing to recruit broadly, organize content, and increase attendance. The time commitment is three to six hours every month, especially August through December, including required monthly one-hour calls. Committee members review submissions, make final selections for high-quality educational content, and organize special sessions. Subcommittees include Practice, Research, Posters, Master Clinicians, Career Development, and Depression.
Mental Health Apps Review
Technology incorporated into mental health treatment in the form of apps can be effective tools that make therapy more accessible, efficient, and portable for those with anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, and other related disorders — as well as for those who provide treatment. This committee enlists the help of ADAA members to review apps. See app reviews.
Elizabeth Dupont Spencer, LCSW-C, Chair
Beth Salcedo, MD, Board Liaison
This committee promotes the investigation and implementation of empirically supported treatments and best practices across disciplines and career levels through the development of a cohesive ADAA professional education plan.
The purpose of the Public Education Committee is to improve and expand public education and outreach about anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, and PTSD through webinars (Self-Help Strategies: Webinars to Calm Anxious Minds), social and other media, and collaborations. Only members in good standing are eligible to serve on this committee.
Recruitment and Retention
Brian Schmaus, PhD, Chair
The purpose of this committee is to build and promote ADAA membership, as well as increase retention of current members. The committee strategizes on developing new recruitment materials and outreach plans to promote the value of ADAA membership. Committee members participate in conference activities and cultivate member engagement throughout the year.
Comprised of mid- and senior-level basic and clinical researchers, the Scientific Council contributes scientific expertise and mentorship, actively grows membership, and encourages participation in ADAA among colleagues, students, and fellows. Committee members are committed to the organization and participate in projects that maintain ADAA’s leading edge in research, dissemination, treatment, and advocacy. See the current members of the Scientific Council.