Ken Goodman, LCSW - ADAA Board

Ken-Goodman-websize (1)_0.jpgKen Goodman, LCSW, specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD.  He authored and produced The Anxiety Solution Series, a 12 hour  audio program, Break Free from Anxiety, a coloring self-help book, and The Emetophobia Manual, a self-help book for those who suffer from the fear of vomit. He conducts workshops at universities and organizations including USC, UCLA, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America's annual conference and the International OCD Foundation.  Ken earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from UCLA and treats children, teens, and adults in his practice in Los Angeles. As a member of ADAA’s Public Education committee Ken has written several articles and has been featured in webinars and videos on the ADAA website.   

Ken is an ADAA Clinical Fellow and has been a member since 2009. 

Why I am an ADAA member

I joined ADAA seven years ago and attended my first conference not knowing anyone. Since then I have developed a network of friends including some of the most prestigious pioneers in the field of anxiety and OCD treatment. ADAA’s annual conference has been a key component to my growth as a therapist and the more I involve myself in the organization via the committees and writing for the website, the more I develop as a professional.

What do I value about the ADAA mission and how does my work fit into the ADAA mission? 

ADAA strives to improve the lives of those suffering with anxiety, OCD, and depression by training therapists on the treatment of these disorders.  I have not only had the opportunity to learn from these trainings but I have taught other therapists through workshops I have lead at ADAA’s annual conference. ADAA also strives to educate the public on various mental health disorders. As a member of the Public Education Committee I have produced videos, webinars and written several articles for the public to help educate anxiety sufferers on how to overcome various fears and phobias. I try to carry out ADAA’s mission by lecturing at universities on the topic of anxiety and by producing self-help material for my company,

What is the thing that I think is most exciting/interesting about what is currently happening in my lab or workplace?

A couple of years ago I wrote an article for the ADAA website about overcoming emetophobia, the fear of vomit. It received more blog response than any other article on their website. I was asked to do a webinar on the topic which was also well received. I realized that there are no self-help books on the subject so I decided to write one. Currently, I am in the final stages of writing the book and I am excited to complete it and get it in the hands of people who are suffering.

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