Free monthly webinars address some of the most frequently asked questions about psychological and pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, and related disorders for adults as well as children. Experts offer tips and other information you need to know. Mental health professionals are welcome to listen, and encouraged to share these webinars with their clients, but please note that this webinar series is intended for the general public.

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Friday, May 07, 2021 12:00 pm
Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
Ken Goodman, LCSW
Are you experiencing COVID-19 re-entry anxiety as restrictions are lifting? You’re not alone. This free live webinar features an ADAA panel of experts providing tips and strategies on how to move through and past your fears and worries to reclaim your life. 
February 25, 2021
Ken Goodman, LCSW
Free - now available on-demand. The fear of vomiting can become so all-consuming and terrifying that eating becomes a struggle and weight loss becomes dangerous.
February 17, 2021
Dr Karen G. Martínez, MD, MSc

En esta conferencia por Internet, estaremos discutiendo qué es la depresión clínica, con qué condiciones se ve asociada y quiénes estan a riesgo.  Además, se discutirá cuándo buscar ayuda de un profesional.

February 15, 2021
Robert Yielding, PsyD

What does the research show? Many people are using marijuana (THC) or CBD (which is derived from cannabis or hemp) to help with their anxiety symptoms. Should I be using marijuana or CBD for my anxiety?

January 5, 2021
Ken Goodman, LCSW

The illness you fear may not be the illness you have. Do you worry about cancer, heart attacks, or a brain aneurism? Do you regularly google your symptoms or reexam parts of your body that are concerning?

January 1, 2021
Kari Gregory MS, LPC, LCPC

Worry is common.  It becomes problematic when it is excessive, intrusive and constant.  It's hard to turn off worry because it feels like problem solving.  Learn how problem solving becomes a reinforcement loop and how to break that cycle.


December 4, 2020
Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
Ken Goodman, LCSW
David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP

Are you struggling with Covid fatigue? Is it becoming increasingly difficult to stay positive and strong? Come join our panel of experts, ADAA members Ken Goodman, LCSW, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and David H.

November 5, 2020
Paul Greene, PhD

Intrusive thoughts can create intense anxiety and lead to rumination for those who suffer from them. ADAA members Drs.

September 17, 2020
Kimberlye Dean, PhD

In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the chronic stressor of systemic racism continues to impede physical and mental health. Are you wondering what you can do to support BIPOC in light of this chronic stressor? Dr.

September 4, 2020
Kathariya Mokrue, PhD
Mbemba Jabbi, PhD

This webinar provides an overview of the cumulative, inter-generational, and persistent racial inequities faced by communities of color.   We also discuss the effects of these trauma on the mind and body and offer strategies on how to cope during this difficult time.


July 28, 2020
Zachary Cohen, PhD

What does depression look like in yourself, in a friend or family member? What are the best treatments available now? What new treatments are on the horizon? Dr. Zachary Cohen is a clinical psychology researcher who focuses on these questions.

Resources noted in the webinar:

June 29, 2020
Burke Garrett

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a national public health challenge that disproportionately affects those who served our nation. Although the diagnosis has its roots in combat, the medical community now recognizes that PTSD affects civilians and service members alike.

June 5, 2020

Our current challenges are overwhelming:

May 13, 2020
Bethany Teachman, PhD

The threats to our health, economy, and relationships caused by COVID-19 are unprecedented. For many people, this has created not only extreme anxiety, but also feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, and confusion. In this webinar, Dr.

May 13, 2020
Rachel Busman, PsyD

In this webinar, Dr. Busman, Senior Director of the Child Mind Institute discusses parenting in the time of the coronavirus.

May 1, 2020
Kristina Caragiulo
Nick Cosky

Learn some practical tips from two certified financial planners from BDF LLC (Kristina Caragiulo and Nick Cosky of BDF LLC in Chicago)  on navigating your financial concerns during these challenging times.

March 27, 2020
Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
Ken Goodman, LCSW
David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP

ADAA members Ken Goodman, LCSW, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP share helpful tips and strategies to manage coronavirus anxiety and stress for families.


March 20, 2020
Ken Goodman, LCSW
Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP

ADAA members Ken Goodman, LCSW, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP share "top 10" tips and strategies to help manage coronavirus panic and anxiety in this short video.

March 10, 2020
Sally Winston, PsyD
Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

ADAA members Ken Goodman, LCSW, and Drs. Debra Kissen, Reid Wilson, and Sally Winston share expert tips to manage coronavirus anxiety.

February 28, 2020
Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA

ADAA member Dr. Debra Kissen shares tips and strategies to manage coronovirus anxiety in this 5 minute video. 

January 31, 2020
Mitchell Greene, PhD

Research shows, and everyone agrees, that exercising and playing sports can be one of the best natural stress relievers we have for feelings of anxiety, depression and overwhelm.

January 23, 2020
Dave Carbonell, PhD

Anxiety makes us question our decisions and ourselves, and worry

December 13, 2019
Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP
Many women and couples today delay pregnancy well into their 30s and 40s. Whether by choice or circumstance, a woman’s chance of conceiving a healthy baby becomes slimmer after age 35 as her supply of healthy eggs decreases significantly.
December 7, 2019
Ken Goodman, LCSW

Do you worry that you may have or could acquire a serious medical illness? Do you constantly research disease symptoms on line? Do illnesses like cancer, heart attack, and multiple sclerosis scare you?

December 4, 2019
Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP

What is the longest length of time you’ve been without a digital device? In our evermore digitized world, being compulsively “connected” 24/7 has become the norm.

October 18, 2019
Suma Chand, PhD

Coping with neurological illnesses can be very distressing. Can cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) be helpful for the anxiety and depression that often accompanies these illnesses? Dr. Suma Chand, an expert in this area, provides us with answers.

September 23, 2019
Lizabeth Roemer, PhD

This webinar describes the nature of anxiety and various ways in which anxiety can be maintained.    Dr. Roemer provides an overview of mindfulness, the various ways it can be practiced, and how mindfulness can be of benefit to those with anxiety.

September 4, 2019
Eda Gorbis, PhD, LMFT

This webinar includes an overview description of the characteristics of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), the challenges therapists face when diagnosing the disorder (including a contrast/comparison with OCD – a co-morbid disorder), and information about the most effective treatment options.  Dr.

July 22, 2019
Maren Nyer, PhD

You may have heard good things about yoga and how it can help anxiety and depression, but what does the research show? Dr.

July 12, 2019
Ken Goodman, LCSW

Do you have a fear of driving? Are you afraid of having a panic attack behind the wheel? Do you worry about losing control and causing an accident? The fear of driving can cripple your life, but there is a solution.

June 20, 2019
Jon Hershfield, MFT

If you're afraid of germs, you might struggle to resist excessively washing your hands, but what if the contaminant you fear is unwanted violent thoughts? What if being "dirty" for you meant believing you might want to or choose to or impulsively hurt someone or hurt yourself?

April 17, 2019
Rachel Busman, PsyD

Separation anxiety for toddlers and young children is normal. However, when the anxiety interferes with normal activities and normal development, it can be a problem.

March 4, 2019
Michelle Witkin, Ph.D

When your brother or sister has OCD, it can affect everyone in the family - even you! 

What can help? Learning about…

December 19, 2018
Deborah Ledley, PhD

Many children and teens live in a world that is fast-paced and highly demanding in many spheres: school, social life, and family life. Sometimes the pressure comes from these outside forces, and other times the pressure comes from within. 

December 14, 2018
Jenni Schaefer

“Does it ever get better?” those in eating disorder recovery often ask. Healing from an eating disorder can be such a long journey—with so many bumps along the way—that many feel hopeless and believe they might never recover.

November 14, 2018
Rachel Busman, PsyD

This webinar focuses on Selective Mutism, which is an anxiety disorder that renders a child, who might be otherwise chatty at home, unable to speak fully in places like school, with friends or in the community.

November 8, 2018
Suma Chand, PhD

This webinar describes some of the factors that have been identified as operating to increase the risk of suicidal behaviors. The important protective factors that function to prevent suicide are detailed.

October 24, 2018
Melissa G. Hunt, PhD

There is a lot of overlap between IBS and anxiety disorders. IBS causes anxiety. Also, people with anxiety disorders have a much higher than average occurrence of IBS.

October 17, 2018
Rachel Busman, PsyD

This webinar focuses on anxiety disorders in children and adolescents and ways that caregivers can help. In addition to describing what the symptoms are, specific ways that adults can help are highlighted.

September 28, 2018
Karen Martinez, MD, MSC

Ataque de nervios: una breve explicación sobre lo que es ataque de nervios y cómo se relaciona a otras condiciones de salud mental por Karen G. Martínez

September 28, 2018
Bryan Balvenada

Fobias: una discusión acerca de lo que son las fobias y cómo se pueden tratar por Bryan Balvaneda.

September 28, 2018
Karen Martinez, MD, MSC

Depresión y ansiedad en niños: una discusión acerca de por qué es importante saber que la depresión y la ansiedad también puede ocurrir en niños, niñas y adolescentes por Karen G. Martinez 

September 28, 2018
Natalie Arbid

Ansiedad: una breve introducción a la ansiedad, los síntomas, las opciones de tratamiento y unos recursos por Natalie Arbid.

September 28, 2018
Jessica Flores

Depresión: una discusión de cuáles son los síntomas de la depresión clínica y cuando se debe buscar ayuda por Jessica Flores.

September 28, 2018
Bryan Balvenada

Preocupaciones: una introducción al concepto de preocupaciones para entender cuándo estas se convierten en un problema, con una breve introducción a tratamientos para las preocupaciones por Bryan Balvaneda

September 28, 2018
Natalie Arbid

Este video es una breve instrucción de lo que es un ataque de pánico, los síntomas y los recursos para obtener ayuda por miembro de ADAA Natalie Arbid.

September 28, 2018
Jessica Flores

Trastorno de Estrés Post-Traumático: un video breve acerca de las consecuencias psicológicas del trauma por Jessica Flores.

August 7, 2018
Dr Karen G. Martínez, MD, MSc
Jessica Graham-LoPresti, PhD

This webinar focuses on the negative impact of racism on mental health symptoms for people of color.  In addition, we will provide some coping resources to deal with the stress, anxiety, and overall emotional toll of racism.

August 6, 2018
Daniel Singley, PhD

While most mental health clinicians and organizations focus on the mother-child relationship, a wealth of research now shows that fathers can strongly impact – and be impacted by – their partners’ and babies’ well-being throughout the perinatal period.

May 31, 2018
Diana Cusumano, LMHC, NCC
Erica Riba, LCSW

The Jed Foundation's JED Campus advisors, Erica Riba, LCSW and Diana Cusumano, LHMC, NCC talk about depression in college students today and how the JED Campus program and other outside resources can help those who are struggling and learn skills to reach out to others.

May 21, 2018
Garlene Guadron, LPC


April 25, 2018
Sally Winston, PsyD
Martin Seif, PhD, ABPP
Monday, March 12, 2018 12:00 pm
Ashley D. Kendall, PhD

Over the past few years, there has been increased awareness and understanding of OCD within the general public.

December 13, 2017
Dr. David Cueva

El conocimiento es poder. El temor/estigma en la búsqueda de tratamiento para nuestra salud mental es real y afecta a mucha gente. Este seminario cubre qué puede esperar cuando uno busca tratamiento de salud mental.

November 15, 2017
Valerie Hoover, PhD

This webinar provides an overview of heart disease and discusses the latest research findings on the links between depression and heart disease.  The webinar also discusses what individuals can do now to reduce their overall cardiac risk.

September 24, 2017

Ken Goodman, LCSW, explains the pervasive nature of Emetophobia – the fear of vomiting – the vicious cycle which keeps sufferers trapped, and the strategy for conquering this all-consuming fear. Please click here to forward any questions for Mr. Goodman.

August 28, 2017
Christiane Blanco-Oilar, PhD

Dr. Blanco-Oilar explains the definition of psychological trauma, reviews pointers to recognize traumatic reactions, and addresses some of the most frequently asked questions related to trauma recovery. Learn about ways to engage in trauma therapy or talk to a loved one about therapy. 

August 21, 2017
Suzanne Mouton-Odum, PhD

Dr. Suzanne Mouton-Odum provides an overview about Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB). BFRB's (hair pulling and skin picking disorders) are commonly misunderstood and, until recent years, little has been known about effective treatments.

June 9, 2017
Larry Cohen, LICSW

Introduction to four CBT strategies to help you overcome social anxiety: mindful focus; cognitive restructuring; assertiveness; and experiments.

Larry Cohen has also provided the following downloadable materials that are referenced in the webinar.

April 24, 2017
Andrew Rosen, PhD, ABPP, FAACP

Some of the topics covered: What are the roles of medication and therapy? How can my psychiatrist (or primary care doctor) and my therapist work together as a team? How soon can I expect to see results from medication? How soon can I expect to see results from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)?

April 1, 2017
Stephen Schueller, PhD

Dr. Stephen Schueller provides an overview of the burgeoning field of mobile mental health. He discusses how to find, evaluate, and make best use of apps available on public marketplaces.

March 21, 2017
Bruce Hubbard, PhD

Dr. Bruce Hubbard provides resources for tinnitus distress which affects about 16 million people in the United States. If you have questions/comments for the presenter that you would like him to address after you have viewed the webinar, please email us.

March 9, 2017
Joseph Brand, PhD

Dr. Joseph Brand provides an overview of common sleep problems experienced by kids and teens. He covers insomnia, separation anxiety, circadian rhythm problems, and other issues.

February 14, 2017
Joseph Brand, PhD

Dr. Joseph Brand provides an overview of common sleep problems experienced by kids and teens.   He covers insomnia, separation anxiety, circadian rhythm problems, and other issues.

January 16, 2017
Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD

Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman discusses the topic of suicide; risk factors and contributors to suicide, along with information about suicide prevention and how an individual might recognize warning signs and help someone who is thinking about suicide.

December 7, 2016
Elspeth Bell, PhD

Dr. Elspeth Bell explores adaptations of traditional CBT techniques specifically focused for working with clients with OCD.

December 2, 2016

Anxiety and parenting expert, Dr. Debra Kissen, provides practical tips on how to find a balance between providing too much and too little information about complex national and global affairs and how to have these discussions in an age appropriate manner.

October 5, 2016
Dr. Hammett

Dr. Hammett addresses anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, and children.

September 4, 2016
Alec L. Miller, PsyD

ADAA member Alec Miller discusses how to help depressed and suicidal teenagers.

August 10, 2016
Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Anne Marie Albano addresses the treatment needs specific to high school and college students with anxiety disorders and depression.

July 13, 2016
Virginia Runko, PhD, CBSM

Dr. Virginia Runko, a licensed psychologist and certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist, describes how insomnia is related to anxiety and depressive disorders, and how CBT-I (cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia) is an effective treatment.

July 8, 2016
Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA

Dr. Debra Kissen explains fear and anxiety related to mass shootings and other forms of terrorism, and she describes how cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you.

June 8, 2016
Melanie VanDyke, PhD, Clark Kebodeaux,PharmD, and Hedva Barenholtz, PharmD

Melanie VanDyke, PhD, Clark Kebodeaux, PharmD, and Hedva Barenholtz, PharmD, explain how pharmacists can be a resource for people with anxiety and depression.

May 18, 2016
Sandra Mendlowitz, PhD, CPsych

Sandra Mendlowitz, PhD, CPsych, addresses what to do if your child won't talk, and she gives advice on how kids can overcome selective mutism.

May 4, 2016
Dennis Greenberger, Ph.D.

Dr. Dennis Greenberger provides self-help strategies that can help combat anxiety and depression.

April 12, 2016
Dave Carbonell, PhD

Dr. David Carbonell helps you discover the "trick" behind chronic worry and illustrates why your efforts to stop worrying often lead to more persistent worry.

February 24, 2016

Clinical psychologist Dr. Eli Lebowitz addresses how to recognize bullying and how it relates to anxiety and depression.

January 12, 2016
Catherine Pittman, PhD

Dr. Catherine Pittman describes the dangers of long-term use of benzodiazepines, as well as better alternatives to consider.

December 8, 2015

Dr. Jenny Yip explains what happens to you during a panic attack and offers tips to help you cope.

October 21, 2015
Dr Karen G. Martínez, MD, MSc

Hay muchas situaciones que nos pueden hacer sentir nerviosos. Los nervios son una respuesta normal del cuerpo pero pueden también pueden indicar que hay un problema que debe ser atendido por un profesional.

September 23, 2015
Kathariya Mokrue, PhD

Dr. Kathariya Mokrue provides tips for family and loved ones for managing when a family member has suicidal thoughts, makes a suicide attempt, or dies by suicide.

August 10, 2015

Dr. Eli Lebowitz addresses how to help kids with anxiety disorders when they don't want your help.

July 1, 2015

Dr. Beth Salcedo answers questions about starting, stopping, and switching medications for depression, as well as managing side effects and other concerns.

June 3, 2015
Michael Otto, PhD

Dr. Michael Otto discusses how to start and maintain an exercise program to improve your mood, anxiety, and depression.

May 6, 2015
Dr. Debra Hope

Dr. Debra Hope provides ways to thrive through the challenges of having anxiety and depression in the LGBTQ community.

April 1, 2015
Amy West, PhD

Amy West, PhD, provides information about diagnosing pediatric bipolar disorder, how to recognize mood symptoms in your children, and an overview of important psychosocial interventions.

March 18, 2015
Kiara Timpano, PhD

Kiara Timpano, PhD, addresses hoarding disorder and ways to treat it.

February 18, 2015

Katherine Shear, MD, explains complicated grief, how it differs from bereavement, and how you can find treatment and relief.

January 21, 2015
Amir Levine, MD

Amir Levine, MD addresses marijuana and its impact on adolescent psychopathology and its use for medicinal purposes.

November 5, 2014

Dr. Lynne Siqueland discusses how to help your child cope with anxiety and get through typical difficult times (school mornings, stomachaches, homework, and bedtime) and how parents can take care of themselves so they can take care of their children.

October 22, 2014
Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD
Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody focuses on new treatment options for anxiety and depression in perinatal women.
(Note: Due to technical difficulties, the recording is of the final half-hour only.)
September 19, 2014
Sally Winston, PsyD

Dr. Sally Winston details the biggest obstacles to your overcoming anxiety disorders.

August 6, 2014
Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Anne Marie Albano addresses what you need to know about your child's refusal to go to school and how to find the appropriate effective help.

June 4, 2014
Katharine Phillips, MD

Dr. Katharine Phillips addresses what you need to know about the latest changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), with a focus on anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.

May 7, 2014
Scott Stossel

Mr. Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind, talks about his own anxiety and treatments with Dr. Jenny Yip.

April 16, 2014
Daniel Pine, MD

Daniel Pine, MD, who specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry, discusses medication and psychosocial treatments for kids and teens who are suffering from anxiety and depression.

March 12, 2014
Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Dr. Reid Wilson speaks specifically and directly about a counterintuitive, paradoxical self-help strategy to respond to obsessions and compulsions moment-by-moment. 

January 8, 2014
Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP

Dr. Jenny Yip addresses the academic challenges a child with anxiety commonly faces, and the key aspects of obtaining school accommodations for a child can gain sufficient tools in treatment to manage anxiety successfully.

December 11, 2013
Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT

Dr. Karen L. Cassiday presentes stress-reducing techniques that are especially useful during the hectic holiday season.


October 9, 2013
Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Anne Marie Albano discusses anxiety and mood disorders in adolescents and effective treatments.

September 11, 2013
Daniel Lewin, PhD, D.ABSM

Dr. Lewin addresses sleep disorders medicine, pediatric sleep disorders, and the role of sleep in normal development.

August 7, 2013
Patrick McGrath, PhD

Patrick McGrath, PhD, focuses on seven simple things that you can start to do differently today to help you overcome basic feelings of worry, stress, and anxiety. 

July 10, 2013
Terence M. Keane, PhD

Terence M.

June 5, 2013
C. Alec Pollard, PhD

C. Alec Pollard, PhD, describes how family and friends can help: strategies that work, and strategies that do not work.

May 1, 2013
Andrea Umbach, PsyD

Andrea Umbach, PsyD, discusses diagnostic symptoms of anxiety and depression and how these symptoms might manifest themselves in children. She addresses practical strategies for early intervention to help parents support their children through difficult times.

April 17, 2013
Sally Winston, PsyD

Sally Winston, PsyD, discusses some commonly held beliefs about anxiety disorders that are mostly or partially false, including why reducing stress, thinking positive thoughts, gaining insight about its origins, and lots of  reassurance often do not really help much in reducing significant sympto

March 6, 2013
John Walker, PhD

John Walker, PhD, presents approaches to strengthen your ability to manage stress and develop effective strategies will help you to stay healthy and happy.

February 6, 2013

Beth Salcedo, MD, addresses reasons to consider medications for anxiety disorders; types and choices; the indications, risks, side effects, and benefits; lengths of treatment and tapering and discontinuing.

January 9, 2013
Catherine Pittman, PhD

Catherine Pittman, PhD, a clinical psychologist, explains the processes in the brain that influence anxiety and what techniques actually allow us to change our anxious brains.

December 12, 2012
Dennis Greenberger, Ph.D.

Dennis Greenberger, PhD, addresses the differences and similarities between symptoms of anxiety and depression, how the disorders are treated with CBT, and what patients can expect in treatment.

Ken Goodman, LCSW

ADAA Board member and health anxiety expert, Ken Goodman LCSW, shares helpful tips and strategies to manage COVID anxiety. Ken also interviews a former patient who struggled with COVID health anxiety.