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CDLP Program: Donald F. Klein Award and Andrew Burns Scholarship

Promoting careers and professional development has been a central focus for ADAA since our inception in 1998. To date, the ADAA awards program has provided more than one million dollars to 400 aspiring professionals and given them access to a professional home, unique pairings with senior mentors from our membership, and participation at the annual conference. All award winners gain VIP access to the 2018 Annual Conference, receive complimentary registration and will be recognized during the Conference's opening session. Learn more. 


2018 ADAA Conference Sessions and Abstract Submission Portal is Now Open!

Before you start, visit the ADAA Conference Submissions Guideline website page for helpful resources on submissions instructions, descriptions of session types, sample abstracts, and review criteria. Learn more about the conference, hotel/travel and registration.

braindonorproject.jpgBrain donation upon death is a valuable way to contribute to science. Visit to start the process.

ADAA is often asked about brain donation as a way to contribute to neurological research, so we’re pleased to share information about a not-for-profit developed to support the National Institutes of Health in this effort. It’s called The Brain Donor Project and its focus is on raising awareness and simplifying the process of arranging for brain donation upon death. There is an urgent need for brain tissue of those impacted by disease as well as non-diseased (control) brains to advance science leading to treatment and cures for brain disease. Please consider learning more about leaving this precious gift by visiting


ADAA Launches “My ADAA Community” – Our New Online Member Platform

ADAA is pleased to announce the launch of its new online member-only community portal. This portal replaces our standard listserv and features a platform for announcements, discussions and more. Within this community there are sub-communities for Special Interest Groups, ADAA Conference news and a Job Opportunity page. To login, go to and use your ADAA Membership email and login password. Guidelines and general instructions are posted in the community. If you do not know your password, please email We look forward to connecting and collaborating!

telemental-health_1.pngTelemental Health Listings

Online therapy, also known as telemental health, is a growing field.  ADAA is pleased to offer a listing of our member clinicians who provide telemental health services. Providers are listed by state and their specialty areas. This is a new listing and we will be adding new names on a daily basis so please check back frequently. Read this article on Telebehavioral Health Standards, Guidelines, Best Practices & Other Statements.

Continuing Education Credits Update

ACEP-logo-72dpi_web_1_0.jpgNational Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) ADAA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADAA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Also, as of January 13, 2017 New York State Social Workers ADAA SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0316.

ADAA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists, which are granted on a 1 credit per contract basis. ADAA offers interactive webinars for CE credit in a live one-hour audiovisual presentation format that includes a brief Q&A session.

Learn more about earning continuing education credits at the ADAA 2018 Conference (Washington, DC - April 5-8)

Embracing Empathy and Mental Wellness

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The ADAA Board and leadership recognizes that this past year has been a tumultuous and, for many in our country, a very stressful and distressing one. Numerous instances of hate speech and angry sound bites have left many in our country, particularly minority groups, feeling extremely anxious, depressed and uncertain about the future.
Numerous research studies clearly indicate that not only does prejudice and hate speech decrease the ability to experience empathy and increase the risk of violence in society from both the prejudiced group and the victimized group, but it can also impair immune functioning and can even increase stroke risk. It can also negatively impact relationships and increase the risk for verbal and physical violence. Read more.