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(March 18-19) Full Online Program


We Invite You to Learn More about the #ADAA2021Virtual Program of Events

Choose from more than 130 sessions, chat with presenters during live and simu-live events, watch as many on-demand sessions as you like at your leisure, network in small chat and discussion rooms, earn 100+ CE/CMEs, meet with exhibitors and sponsors, wander through the poster hall and more.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

9:30 am ET
Welcome to #ADAA2021Virtual – Conference Platform Opens
10:00 am - 11:30 am ET
Live ‐ Welcome Remarks

Luana Marques, PhD, ADAA Board President

Live ‐ Keynote Address: Resilience in Science and Practice: Pathways to the Future

Ann Masten, PhD

Enhancing Your Patients Resilience in a Pandemic

Jerry Halverson, MD, FACPsych, DFAPA

11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Partner Solutions Hall Open
Poster Hall Open (Posters Searchable by Topic)
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Master Clinician and Track Sessions (Simu‐Live with Live Q&A)
  • Curiosity Training: The Important of EXTERNAL Mindfulness in CBT for Social Anxiety (Master Clinician)    
  • Beyond Cultural Competency: Contemplative Approaches to Working with Clinicians’ Racial Anxiety and Avoidance in Therapy (Master Clinician
  • Contextual Behavioral Approaches to Reducing Minority Stress Among Sexual and Gender Minority Clients (Master Clinician)    
  • Cannabis, Anxiety, and Depression: Cause for Pause of Peace of Mind? (Special Topic Session)
  • Anxiety and Depression Rounds: Challenging Cases in the Real Work of  Psychotherapy (Both Tracks)       
  • “I Feel Stuck”: Helping Kids Manage Anxiety and Remain Productive with Remote with Remote Learning (Both Tracks)
  • The COVID‐19 Pandemic and Mental Health: Risk Factors and Changes in  Internalizing Symptoms Across the Lifespan (Both Tracks)       
  • Building Resilience to Prevent Suicide: New interventions (Both Tracks)       
  • Developmental Biology of Resilience and Vulnerability: Genetics, Endocrines, Neuroimaging, and Inflammation (Both Tracks)
  • Using Digital Health Technology to Bridge Access to Care for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anxiety Disorders (Both Tracks)
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Small Discussion Groups
Meet the Board Chat Opportunity
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Live ‐ Scientific Research Symposium: Resilience: From Research to Practice
  • Translational Approaches to Understanding Stress Resilience – Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD       
  • Resilience and Psychotherapy‐Training Resilience and Enhancing Extinction – Michelle G. Craske, PhD       
  • Neuroimmune Mechanisms of Stress Resilience from a Preclinical Perspective – Scott Russo, PhD
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Master Clinician and Track Sessions (Simu‐Live with Live Q&A)
  • Counseling Individuals and Families Bereaved by Suicide (Master Clinician)
  • Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole! A Clinical Approach to Unanswerable Questions and the Quest for Certainty (Master Clinician)
  • The ABCs and 123s of CBT for Anxiety Disorders (Master Clinician)
  • Resilience Interventions for Children and Teens Across Settings: Private Practice and Schools (Master Clinician)
  • The Ethics of Hope: Working with Long‐Term Clients and Refractory Conditions (Clinical Track)
  • Falling Down and Getting Back Up: Normalizing Experiences of Failure in Your Career (Clinical Track)
  • Resilience Within: Tools for Managing Clinicians’ Own Anxieties (Clinical Track)
  • Clinical Research Perspectives on Fostering Resilience in Underserved Populations Through the Implementation and Dissemination of Psychosocial Interventions in Real‐World Settings (Research Track)
  • Leaving Protocols Behind: Building Resilience Via a Transdiagnostic Model for Treating Depression and Its Related Problems (Clinical Track)
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Small Discussion Groups
Meet the Board Chat Opportunity
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Poster Session

 (Posters Searchable by Topic, Poster Presenters Available for Live Chat.)

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Track Sessions (Simu‐Live with Live Q&A)
  • A Crash Course in Starting a Successful Group Private Practice (Clinical Track)    
  • Fail Better! Deriving Insights and Inspiration from Treatment Resistant Cases (Both Tracks)    
  • Fostering Resilience in a School Setting: Perspectives on Implementing Evidence‐Based Practices (Clinical Track)         
  • From Fraud to Fierce: How Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Helped Us Overcome Imposter Syndrome (and Can Help You Too!) (Clinical Track)    
  • Improv for Anxiety: Letting Fun Override the Fear (Clinical Track)
  • Maternal Mental Health: Issues in Research and Clinical Care (Both Tracks)       
  • Neuromodulation as a New Avenue to Recovery from Treatment Resistant PTSD (Research Track)
  • Promoting Resilience Using Novel Interventions Among Individuals at Risk (Both Tracks)    
  • Working with Rigidity with Selective Mutism: Using Clinical Flexibility and Innovation to Inspire Change (Clinical Track)    
  • The Scope of Expertise: Identifying and Navigating One’s Clinical Abilities (Clinical Track)

Friday, March 19, 2021

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Live - Keynote Address: Resilience to Adversity and the Origins of Disease

Gene Howard Brody, PhD

10:45 am – 11:30 am
Live – Keynote Address: Centering a Resilience Perspective in Work with Marginalized Groups

Noelle Hurd, PhD

11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Partner Solutions Hall Open
Poster Hall Open (Posters Searchable by Topic)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Live – Clinical Practice Symposium: The Nuts and Bolts of Working with PTSD, Depression, and Micro‐Aggressions with Minority Clients Through the Lenses of CBT, ACT & FAP

Janina Scarlet, PhD

Matthew Skinta, PhD 

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Track Sessions (Simu‐Live with Live Q&A)
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Traumatic Stress: Identifying Mechanisms and Pathways Across Development (Research Track)
  • Suicide Risk Identification: Examining the Impact of Transdiagnostic Risk Factors on Suicidality (Research Track)
  • Leveraging Neuroscience to Examine Predictors and Mechanisms of Treatment in Anxiety and Related Disorders (Research Track)
  • Engaging Digital Technologies to Promote Resilience and Recovery (Research Track)
  • The Role of Positive Affect in Emotional Disorders (Both Tracks) Demystifying the Psychology Internship Application: Successful Strategies for Applications (Both Tracks)
  • Physiological and Neural Biomarkers of Stress Resilience Following Emergency Department Trauma: Preliminary Findings from the AURORA Study (Research Track)
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Small Discussion Groups
Meet the Board Chat Opportunity
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Master Clinician and Track Sessions (Simu‐Live with Live Q&A)
  • The Ups and Downs of Perfectionism: Acceptance and Commitment Skills for Doing Things Right, Fears of Being a Failure, and Harsh Criticisms (Master Clinician)
  • Working with Problematic Beliefs in Complicated Grief Treatment (Master Clinician)
  • Evaluation and Management of Treatment‐Resistant Post‐Traumatic Stress Disorder (Master Clinician)
  • Providing Psychosocial Staff Support in the COVID‐19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned (Both Tracks)
  • Shame and Self‐Criticism vs. Self‐Compassion: Risk and Resilience in Mental and Physical Health (Both Tracks)
  • Best Practices for Addressing Systemic Inequities in Systems of Care: Continuing the Dialogue (Both Tracks)
  • Coping with COVID‐19: Identifying Transdiagnostic and Modifiable Risk and Resilience Factors Among Adolescents (Clinical Track)
  • Ketamine Treatment in Real World, Clinical Settings (Both Tracks)
  • Implementation of Evidence‐Based Psychotherapy: A Closer Look at the Key Players (Both Tracks)
  • The Problem is I Can’t Stop Thinking: Examining the Mechanisms and Treatment of Repetitive Negative Thinking (Research Track)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Live ‐ Jerilyn Ross Lecture: The State of the Art of Toxic Stress and Resilience Research: Policy and Practice Implications

Joan Kaufman, PhD

*Schedule subject to change.

More than 100 on demand sessions will be offered through the virtual platform in a recorded format. ADAA anticipates that more than 100 sessions will be CE/CME eligible with several sessions also eligible for Cross‐Cultural Competency Diversity Credits and Suicide Credits.   There will also be sessions providing ethics related content. Visit for more conference information. Have a question? Please email


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