ADAA: Your Professional Home
ADAA is the only multidisciplinary mental health professional organization engaging the world’s leading experts, students, and early career professionals who are in clinical practice or conduct research on anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders. Our community is made up of international clinicians as well as basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers with backgrounds in medicine, psychology, social work, counseling, primary care and nursing, neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology, and other disciplines.
Our membership community can help you get to the next step in your professional career. Be ready to seize your next opportunity and learn about membership benefits below!
Have a question for the membership team? Please email: [email protected].
Hear from members about the value of joining ADAA's community.
Present 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.
Complimentary Continuing Education Credits + −
ADAA’s peer- to- peer continuing education programs, supports patient care and accelerates the dissemination of research into practice by promoting the implementation of evidence-based treatments and best practices.
ADAA hosts about 12 live and on-demand interdiscplinary continuing education and professional development webinars. As a member you receive complimentary CE/CME credits and free registration to live and on-demand webinars.
Members also receive significant discounts on special events such as ADAA's Annual Conference registration and Fall Forum including complimentary CE/CME credits (usually 18+ credits per conference).
Find Your Therapist Directory Listing + −
Expand your reach and list your practice on ADAA's Find Your Therapist platform - which helps members grow their practice and market their services. ADAA's website receives over 7 million website visitors each year, grow your practice by listing your practice in the directory.
Share your Expertise – Host a Webinar, Write a Blog Post, and More + −
ADAA’s education programs include continuing professional education webinars, programs for the public, and sessions/workshops at our annual conference. Share your expertise with our audiences by hosting a webinar or podcast or author a blog post for ADAA's public or professional communities.
ADAA offers a $200 honorarium for the development of public and professional live or recorded webinar content. Review our honoraria guidelines.
ADAA offers high quality educational webinars for mental health professionals. ADAA is accredited by AMEDCO.
ADAA’s public education programs allow members and non-members to share their expertise to help the public manage life with an anxiety depression or related disorder through various learning tools. You can make a difference by sharing your expertise with the public. Help us expand our free evidence-based resources for the public.
Additional opportunities include:
- Share your content in a written post. Read ADAA's blog post submission guidelines to proposal for a 500–750-word blog for the public.
- Contribute to ADAA's free public resources and "Ask a Therapist" column.
Join Special Interest Groups and Committees + −
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.
ADAA Special Interest Groups:
- Child and Adolescent
- Early Career Professionals & Students
- Integrative Behavioral Health
- OCD & Related Disorders
- Social Anxiety
- Women's Mental Health
- Genetics & Neuroscience
- Multicultural Advances
- Suicide and Self-Injury
- Professional Education Committee
- Public Education Committee
- Membership Committee
- CDLP Committee
- Conference Committee
- Scientific Council
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.
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.
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 DisordersTM, 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 will be peer reviewed
Apply for Awards and Mentorship Opportunities + −
ADAA Awards Program that recognizes ADAA members, students, and early career professionals.
Learn more about the ADAA awards programs including:
- Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award
- Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership (CDLP) Program
- BIPOC Membership Scholarship Program
- And more.
Mentor early career professionals through ADAA's Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP).
What Current Members Have to Say About ADAA
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.
Membership in ADAA is the single best investment I have made in my career.
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.
CANCELLATIONS AND REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS
ADAA membership requires payment of annual membership dues. New memberships may be cancelled for a refund up to 14 days from the date of dues payment. An administrative fee of $30 will be applied. ADAA will not provide refunds beyond this date. Refund requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected]. Refund requests made by telephone will not be accepted.
ADAA reserves the right to terminate any membership application or dues payment should the applicant be determined to be ineligible for ADAA membership. In these rate instances, a full refund will be provided. Eligibility criteria for professional memberships can be found here. Eligibility criteria for trainees, postdoctoral fellows, and residents can be found here. Eligibility criteria for students can be found here. Student members must download a screenshot of their current academic schedule or submit a letter from their institution verifying their full-time student or clinical or research assistant status. Failure to provide this documentation may result in membership cancellation.