The Alternative and Complementary Medicine SIG was launched in January 2018.

The Alternative and Complementary Medicine SIG promotes collaboration, education/mentoring, research, and networking among ADAA members who have a specific interest in alternative and complementary medicine.

The SIG is planning to further define its mission and areas of evidence-based treatment at the upcoming conference in April 2018.

This SIG's scope will be to:

  • Explore research
  • Encourage and promote continued research
  • Explore the clinical applications for complementary and alternative therapies such as yoga, massage, acupuncture and similar interventions.
  • Develop workshops, webinars and blog posts relating to these interventions.  Offer commentary on the empirical evidence and areas for further study related to various complementary and alternative therapies in medicine
  • Provide a networking community for members of ADAA who have an interest in complementary and alternative.
  • Promote discussion among ADAA members about the empirical evidence, further study and clinical application of these interventions.

SIG Co-Chairs:

  • Joan Kaylor, MSEd, LPC, DCEP - Co-Chair
  • Kimberly Morrow, LCSW - Co-Chair 

If you're interested in joining, please contact Helen Heymann, ADAA Senior Education Program Manager for more information. 

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