This webinar provides an overview of strategies for integrating multiculturally competent strategies into evidence-based treatment of anxiety and depression for immigrants, refugees, and asylees. Specific tools for addressing barriers to treatment and incorporating resources are also addressed. Discussion focuses on strategies for conceptualizing and treating clients from a systemic perspective. This training also includes case application and discussion of practical tools. 
"...Concerns about financial matters can lead to elevated stress levels, particularly in times of great economic hardship. Cardrates.com spoke with psychiatrist Michael S. Ziffra of Northwestern University in Chicago and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) to understand more about the connection between stress and finance, and how it can lead to more serious conditions. Ziffra explained that in times of uncertainty, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, people can feel higher levels of stress about finances and simply not knowing what the future holds. Ziffra also discussed how to identify when it may be time to seek professional help...
Updated #ADAA2021 submissions information, upcoming live webinars, members in the news, trending articles, and more! Read this week's issue of Insights e-newsletter here. 
ADAA members Kathariya Mokrue, PhD and Mbemba Jabbi, PhD host this free webinar that provides an overview of the cumulative, inter-generational, and persistent racial inequities faced by communities of color.  Also discussed are the effects of these trauma on the mind and body and offer strategies on how to cope during this difficult time.
The 2020 ADAA virtual Fall Forum will focus on anxiety and worry in youth, a transdiagnostic issue affecting children, teens, and emerging adults and will address the ways in which technology can be harnessed to address these challenges. An interdisciplinary group of speakers will present on biological and psychosocial mechanisms and interventions.   The Fall Forum will be held on October 29, 2020, 12-3 pm EST.  The fall forum will be eligible for 2 CE/CME credits. The webinar will be recorded and available on-demand after the live session.
ADAA member Dr. Lindsay Israel authors this blog post focused on providing tips and strategies to manage COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and OCD. "...January 21, 2020 is a day that will change the face and the psyche of our country forever. The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control. As a psychiatrist and chief medical officer at Success TMS, part of my mission is always to determine if a patient’s reported symptoms are impacting day-to-day functioning.With Coronavirus related stress and anxiety growing, it’s clearly beginning to affect our day-to-day. What can you do about your newly-found panic-stricken self? This article will help!..."
“Overnight, everyone began practicing telepsychiatry, with physicians in New York, Texas, California, able to reach their patients, wherever they were,” said (ADAA member) Dr. John Torous, director of the digital psychiatry division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard affiliate. “You’re going to get a boost in access in care, for sure,” he said. “And I suspect it’s going to saturate the system pretty quickly.”
Participants discuss and learn how to apply behavioral principles from Parent Management Training (PMT) and Parent-Child Interaction Training (PCIT) to Exposure and Response Prevention. Then, participants discuss a case example involving behavioral treatment for Selective Mutism, Separation Anxiety Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. This webinar is best suited for professionals who have ample experience in exposure but perhaps less experience in the treatment of behavioral problems. The content is particularly useful for professionals who work with children, adolescents, and their parents.
Coming from west Africa my family and I never understood the importance of mental health.  When my sister was 10 year she became a victim of a mental health disorder. She’d starve herself, isolate herself, and began cutting herself. It was traumatizing and my family didn’t know how to help her or let alone understand what she was going through.  Luckily a therapist was able to shed light on her mental health disorders and we were able to help her from causing more harm to herself. 
"Let’s first acknowledge that going back-to-school is harder this year. As you write lesson plans, you’re trying to figure out how to execute them online. As you set up your classroom, you’re dodging the new partitions that have been installed. As you meet with your staff about the upcoming year, you struggle to regain a connection with them over Zoom or WebEx. You’re sitting through professional development that’s more about proper hygiene and about using personal protective equipment than curriculum development and teaching strategies. And you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to do your job with COVID-19 creeping around everywhere..." New blog post for school professionals by ADAA member Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP