Mental Health Webinars for the Public

Free Mental Health Webinars - Help Support Your Mental Health

As part of our mission to offer evidence-based resources to the public, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s (ADAA) offers free webinars to address your most frequently asked questions about anxiety disorders, depression, and co-occurring disorders such as OCD and PTSD for adults as well as children. On occasion ADAA may charge a nominal fee for a specific webinar.

  • ADDA’s experienced mental health experts offer tips and strategies to help you/your loved ones better manage your mental health. Most of our webinars are live and offer question and answer opportunities.
  • ADDA webinars are recorded and available on-demand. Register today. Below is a list of upcoming webinars and our-on-demand offerings that you can register for free.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2024 12:00 pm
Marla Deibler, PsyD and
Renae M. Reinardy, PsyD and
Live Webinar
Join ADAA on July 31st at noon ET for a Live Q & A with Dr. Marla Deibler and Dr Renae Reinardy, authors of The BFRB Recovery Workbook, a self-paced workbook that provides evidence-based tools to examine your BFRB in a new way.
Tuesday, June 04, 2024 12:00 pm
Maya Massing-Schaffer, PhD and
Daniel Stone, PhD and
Recorded Webinar
The InStride Health team discusses the importance of taking a systems-based approach to care, identify common challenges, and offes practical solutions. They also provide recommendations for how caregivers can facilitate “surround sound” for their child when working with the various adults in their child’s system.
Wednesday, May 01, 2024 12:00 pm
Julie Erickson PhD and
Recorded Webinar

Wednesday, April 03, 2024 1:00 pm
David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP and
Recorded Webinar

Dr. David Rosmarin talks with ADAA about his study of patients being treated for anxiety and how they managed through the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Wednesday, March 06, 2024 12:00 pm
Sarah Olivo, PhD and
Michael Detweiler, PhD and
Recorded Webinar
Join ADAA and Lumate Health March 6 for an insightful free, live Q&A public webinar for students and parents. It can be exciting to get a college packing list. And yes, picking out dorm decorations is fun, but those new Twin XL sheets aren't going to help manage the highs and lows that come with the transition to college.
Tuesday, March 05, 2024 1:00 pm
Ken Goodman, LCSW and
Recorded Webinar
The fear of vomit can be all-consuming and take over one’s entire life. As worries and symptoms spin out of control, the world of an emetophobe shrinks. With limited resources, emetophobia sufferers have few places to turn for help. Join Ken Goodman, LCSW, author of The Emetophobia Manual, for a Q&A. Ken was joined by an emetophobia sufferer who participated in Ken’s ten-week emetophobia workshop.
Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:00 pm
Rachel Busman, PsyD and
Lynne Siqueland, PhD and
Recorded Webinar

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 1:00 pm
Mitchell Greene, PhD and
Recorded Webinar

Thursday, August 17, 2023 1:00 pm
Elizabeth Penela, PhD and
Recorded Webinar
During this live free webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Penela provides specific evidence-based tips and strategies that parents and caregivers can use to help their children feel more calm and confident during this back-to-school transition.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 12:00 pm
Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD and
Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, PMH-C and
Nicole Alexandria Smith, MD, MPH and
Recorded Webinar
Webinar presented in collaboration with McLean Hospital. Engage with our expert panel in a live interactive fire side chat in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month to discuss the emotional rollercoaster accompanying pregnancy and postpartum.
Monday, February 13, 2023 12:00 pm
Clayton Echard and
L. Kevin Chapman, PhD and
Recorded Webinar
The pressure facing athletes results in high rates of stress, anxiety, and depression. This free ADAA webinar is led by mental health professional L. Kevin Chapman, PhD and mental health advocate, Clayton Echard.
Thursday, October 20, 2022 9:00 am
Michelle Patriquin, PhD, ABPP - ADAA Board Member and
Recorded Webinar
Anxiety and stress related to politics and elections affects us all. ADAA partners with Menninger to bring you this webinar. It provides tips and best practices for managing your political stress and anxiety during and after the mid-term election.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:00 pm
Mary Karapetian Alvord, PhD and
Dana Kornfeld, MD and
Beth Salcedo, MD and
Recorded Webinar
Learn practical and evidence-based skills to encourage in your children as they move forward this year.
Monday, August 29, 2022 12:00 pm
Sally Winston, PsyD and
Martin Seif, PhD, ABPP and
Recorded Webinar
ADAA sits down to chat with Drs. Sally Winston and Martin Seif on their three self-help publication ono overcoming intrusive thoughts, compulsive thoughts, and anticipatory anxiety.
Thursday, August 25, 2022 12:00 pm
Amie R. Newins, PhD and
Deborah C. Beidel, PhD, ABPP and
Recorded Webinar
Learn strategies for managing fear and worry about school shootings for parents/guardians, teachers/school staff, and students.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 3:00 pm
Jacqueline Sperling, PhD and
Recorded Webinar
In this webinar, you’ll learn about the different ways that social anxiety can show up and the tools available to help you feel more in charge of your emotions.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:00 pm
Risa B. Weisberg, PhD and
Recorded Webinar
Dr. Weisberg reviews the common problems that often come along with chronic pain, including anxiety, depression, difficulties with pain medications and other substances, and feeling misunderstood by medical professionals and others in your life.
Wednesday, July 06, 2022 11:00 am
Tynessa Franks, PhD and
Recorded Webinar
5 Tips to help you overcome your anxiety to do your best at a job interview.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 11:00 am
Jessi Gold, MD, MS and
Recorded Webinar

ADAA and Jessi Gold, MD, MS sat down for an ADAA Instagram live community discussion on mental health and medication in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:00 pm
Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT and
Recorded Webinar
Come listen and talk to Dr. Karen Cassiday to learn the latest tips and information about overcoming agoraphobia and reclaiming your life.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 12:00 pm
Martin Paulus, PhD, Scientific Council Chair and
Recorded Webinar

The use of cannabis in the U.S. has undergone a dramatic change over the past two decades.  Starting with the campaign to legalize the use of cannabis in the 90s, use, attitudes and risk perception have changed in both adolescent and adult population.

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 9:30 am
Jennifer Erickson, PhD, LPC and
Recorded Webinar
In this webinar, we will help you have a better understanding on what anxiety, ADHD, and executive functioning and how they may be intertwined.
Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:00 pm
Recorded Webinar
Why do people worry, why does it trigger physical symptoms of anxiety, and what you can do about it.
Friday, January 14, 2022 9:00 am
Scott Granet, LCSW and
Recorded Webinar
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What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)? It’s a disorder of great distress about one’s physical appearance, with tormenting obsessions and compulsions.
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 9:00 am
Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT and
Recorded Webinar

When times are difficult, we often respond to our suffering with self-criticism, self-punishment, or pleasure withholding.  In this webinar, you will learn how to use self-compassion, the art of treating yourself with kindness, care, and respect.

Friday, September 24, 2021 9:00 am
Diana Hill, PhD and
Katy Rothfelder, LPC-A and
Recorded Webinar
This webinar will explore Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)—including mindfulness, acceptance, values-based living, and self-compassion.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:00 pm
Mary Karapetian Alvord, PhD and
Dana Kornfeld, MD and
Beth Salcedo, MD and
Live Webinar
Our goal is to show how building resilience can ease the transition back to school this fall and help your children thrive despite the uncertainties and changes they will face. The panelists, a child and adolescent psychologist, a pediatrician and an adult psychiatrist discuss practical and evidence-based skills that parents can encourage in their kids as they move forward into a new school year.  
Friday, July 23, 2021 1:00 pm
Upcoming Webinar
Learn how to boost your wellbeing, happiness, and life satisfaction despite anxiety or depression. With ADAA member Dr. Ashley Smith. On-demand after July 23.
Friday, May 07, 2021 12:00 pm
Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and
David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP and
Recorded Webinar
As restrictions are lifting, uncertainty is causing many people to experience anxiety. 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. 
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 12:00 pm
Recorded Webinar

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.

 

Tuesday, January 05, 2021 2:18 am
Recorded Webinar

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?

Friday, December 04, 2020 1:00 pm
Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and
David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP and
Recorded Webinar

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.

Thursday, November 05, 2020 1:00 pm
Paul Greene, PhD and
Recorded Webinar

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

Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:00 am
Kimberlye Dean, PhD and

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.

Friday, September 04, 2020 11:00 am
Kathariya Mokrue, PhD and
Mbemba Jabbi, PhD and

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.

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 pm
Rachel Busman, PsyD and
Recorded Webinar

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

Friday, March 27, 2020 1:01 pm
Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and
David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP and
Recorded Webinar

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.

 

Friday, March 20, 2020 2:02 pm
Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and
David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP and
Recorded Webinar

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.

Friday, January 31, 2020 11:00 am
Mitchell Greene, PhD and
Recorded Webinar

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.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:03 pm
Dave Carbonell, PhD and

Anxiety makes us question our decisions and ourselves, and worry

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP and
Recorded Webinar

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.

Monday, September 23, 2019 9:09 am
Lizabeth Roemer, PhD and
Recorded Webinar

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.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:09 am
Eda Gorbis, PhD, LMFT and
Recorded Webinar

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.

Monday, July 22, 2019 12:00 am
Maren Nyer, PhD and
Recorded Webinar

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

Friday, July 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Recorded Webinar

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.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:00 am
Rachel Busman, PsyD and
Recorded Webinar

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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:00 am
Deborah Ledley, PhD and
Recorded Webinar

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. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 am
Melissa G. Hunt, PhD and
Recorded Webinar

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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 pm
Rachel Busman, PsyD and
Recorded Webinar

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.

Friday, September 28, 2018 12:00 am
Natalie Arbid and

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

Friday, September 28, 2018 12:00 am
Karen G. Martinez, MD, MSC and
Recorded Webinar

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 

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Karen G. Martínez, MD, MSc and
Jessica Graham-LoPresti, PhD and
Recorded Webinar

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.

Monday, August 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Daniel Singley, PhD and
Recorded Webinar

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.

Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00 am
Garlene Guadron, LPC and
Recorded Webinar

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Monday, April 24, 2017 9:09 am
Andrew Rosen, PhD, ABPP, FAACP and
Recorded Webinar

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)?