Become a Member of ADAA

ADAA is a premier professional organization uniting global experts in anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, bipolar and related disorders. Our diverse multidisciplinary membership includes clinicians, researchers, and professionals from various disciplines, offering valuable education, networking, and career advancement opportunities. Discover membership benefits to propel your career forward.

Trainee/Postdoctoral Fellow/Resident
Engaged in advanced studies or clinical training relevant to ADAA's mission.
Student/Full Time Research Assistant
Full-time research assistants or graduate students in a related field.
Licensed for clinical services or focused on research related to ADAA's mission.
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Up To 30% Cost Savings
Significant Savings. Minimum of 6 applicants.
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Colleagues in medical or health-related fields, including staff, administrators, educators, and nonprofit employees. Mental health licensure not required.
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Membership Benefits


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Present at and Attend the Annual Conference−

ADAA convenes an annual conference usually in March or April that brings together clinicians, social workers, psychiatrists, researchers, and other experts who want to improve treatments and find cures for anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders. As a member you receive a members-only significantly discounted registration rate and complimentary CE’s (usually 18+ credits per conference).

  • Present your latest research/clinical expertise in a session at the conference or volunteer to peer-review your colleagues’ submissions.
  • Present a poster
  • For early career professionals and students, take advantage of the career development opportunities and apply to the ADAA Awards programs.

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Complimentary Continuing Education Credits−

ADAA’s peer-to-peer continuing education programs support patient care and accelerate the dissemination of research into practice by promoting the implementation of evidence-based treatments and best practices. ADAA hosts numerous live and on-demand interdisciplinary continuing education and professional development webinars annually. As a member you receive complimentary CE/CME credits and free registration to live webinars and access to all on-demand webinars. ADAA also partners with the Ross Center to offer ADAA members free access to their library of live and on-demand webinars.

Explore ADAA's upcoming live and on-demand webinar library.

Find Your Therapist (FYT) Directory Listing−

Expand your reach and list your practice on ADAA's Find Your Therapist platform. ADAA's website receives over 5 million unique website visitors each year. Learn how to manage your directory profile here.

Host a Webinar or Write a Blog Post

Share your treatment expertise or current research with our public or professional audience. Reach 5.5 million annual unique website visitors and tens of thousands of newsletter subscribers and social media followers.

Mental Health Career Center - Search, Find, Apply, and Post Jobs−

Post job openings for free and search for career opportunities on ADAA’s Mental Health Career Center.


Professional Involvement +

Join Special Interest Groups and Committees

Join a Committee or one of ADAA's nine Special Interest Groups and participate in monthly peer-consultation calls

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are a vibrant forum for ADAA members with a common interest to participate in education, research, mentoring, and networking. SIGs help support ADAA’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity within the mental health field.

Network in our Member-Online Forum

Network and collaborate with peers, share strategic advice, solve challenges, and develop new approaches through ADAA’s Member-only Online Forum.

Share Your Books & Publications, and Media Placements−
  • Promote your self-help or research books and publications by listing it at no cost on ADAA's Bookstore & Reading List webpage and find new audiences through ADAA’s public and professional communities.
  • ADAA shares your book through our social media channels and through ADAA's public newsletter Triumph and professional newsletter Insights.
  • Submit your information here with your book/publication title and purchase link, and a two-sentence description.
  • Share your media placements on ADAA's Members in the News website page and enhance your reach.
Submit to the ADAA Journal of Mood & Anxiety Disorders−

Journal of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, the official Journal of ADAA, welcomes original clinical, translational, and basic research as well as synthetic review articles covering neurobiology (genetics and neuroimaging), epidemiology, experimental psychopathology, pathophysiology and treatment (psychotherapeutic, neuromodulation, and pharmacologic) aspects of mood and anxiety disorders. We encourage original research submissions from basic neuroscientists and pharmacologists as well as all clinical investigators to establish a platform for translational advances and discussion. To advance this discussion, review papers focusing on current treatment advances as well as those providing innovative and cutting-edge reviews of key areas and issues guiding mood and anxiety disorder science will be prioritized. We encourage submissions from international experts. All submissions are peer reviewed. 

Submit to the Journal of Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Share Research Updates and Clinical Trials

Share your research news and clinical trials.

Apply for Awards and Mentorship Opportunities−

ADAA Awards Program recognizes ADAA members, students, and early career professionals. Learn more about the ADAA awards programs including:



Partner Benefits +

ADAA partners with The Ross Center in collaboration with ARC Health, to provide ADAA members access to live and on-demand continuing education opportunities. The partnership enhances ADAA’s current professional webinar programming and offers ADAA members access to The Ross Center’s CE education library at no charge. Ross Center educational trainings and workshops include live, interactive webinar presentations as well as video on-demand home study courses on topics such as cultural competence, LGBTQIA+, ethics, law, and risk management. To learn more and register click here

ADAA partners with Postpartum Support International (PSI). ADAA members receive 25% off PSI Membership - contact us at [email protected] for the discount code. We are proud to have a community of strong partnerships and supporters. Click here to learn more.

We are proud to have a community of strong partnerships and supporters. Click here to learn more.

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Have an ADAA membership inquiry? Please email [email protected] or call 240-485-1018.


What Current Members Have to Say About ADAATestimonials

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Member Since 2010

Joining ADAA is not just about supporting an organization and its mission, it’s also about the relationship that you can form with the members as individuals and how they can help you achieve your goals while giving back.
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Medical Director, The Ross Center

Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The George Washington University College...
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Member since 2008
I go to the ADAA conference to hear about cutting-edge research and practice pertaining to anxiety and related disorders. It’s also a chance to spend time with like-minded colleagues with similar interests.
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