The Complementary and Integrative Health SIG was launched in January 2018.
The Complementary and Integrative Health SIG promotes collaboration, education/mentoring, research, and networking among ADAA members who have a specific interest in alternative and complementary medicine.
- Melissa G. Hunt, PhD - University of Pennsylvania- Co-Chair
- Laura Rhodes Levin, MF, LMFT - The Missing Peace Center for Anxiety - Co-Chair
Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP, Emory University School of Medicine
Melissa Hunt, PhD, member of the Complementary and Integrative Health SIG presented the following sessions at the #ADAA2019 Conference:
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 medicine
- Promote discussion among ADAA members about the empirical evidence, further study and clinical application of these interventions.
2018/2019 Complementary and Integrative Health SIG Summary
- Provided a liaison to the Professional Education Committee to work together on providing evidenced based complementary and integrative skills to ADAA professionals.
- Provided one public webinar on CBT for IBS.
- Provided one professional webinar on Treatments for GI disorders.
- In the process of reworking the ADAA consumer webpage for Complementary and Integrative Health.
- Provided an ADAA symposium at the 2019 annual conference: Integrating Mindfulness and Yoga into a CBT practice
Goals for 2019/2020
Co-chairs: Melissa Hunt and Kimberly Morrow
- Complete website update
- Provide 2 public webinars
- Provide 2 professional webinars
- Provide an Integrative Health symposia at the 2020 ADAA conference
- Provide ADAA members and consumers ongoing information and research related to complementary and integrative treatments
Please view the ADAA SIG Guidelines for responsibilities and expectations.