ADAA is delighted to share member blog posts on various innovative and current research and practice issues. You can search our blog posts (see search option to the right of this page) by keyword or by population. The most recent blog posts are those that appear at the top of the page. As each blog post is also comment enabled, we invite you to share your thoughts to further the conversation. We encourage our members and the broader professional community to read and share these informative posts with colleagues. ADAA also invites members interested in submitting a blog post to contact us. Blog posts need to include a title, be no more than 500 words in length, and accompanied by a head shot and a 2-3 sentence biography. Blog posts will be posted here and shared through Insights - ADAA’s weekly member email newsletter and through social media. ADAA members are also encouraged to submit blog posts (the same submission criteria applies) that are consumer focused. These will be posted on the consumer blog post page of the ADAA website and shared via social media and through Triumph, our monthly consumer email newsletter.

by Elisa Nebolsine, LCSW

The virus has upended the world as we know it, and kids are struggling.  Kids were not meant to live this way.  None of us were meant to live this way, but as a child therapist, I have a special focus on

by Eda Gorbis, PhD, LMFT

Back in 1994, I applied for a poster presentation for the ADAA annual conference based on my observations that there is a certain group of patients whose onset of OCD began after a certain level of trauma/PTSD.

by Patricia E. Zurita Ona, PsyD

Have your clients faced those situations where, in getting ready to make values-based exposure exercises, their minds come up with thoughts along the lines of, “It will be too much; I won’t be able to handle it; It will be a disaster; how do I know it’s going to work; Do I really have to do it?”

by Patricia E. Zurita Ona, PsyD

Anya, a 26-year-old, was in charge of organizing the schedule for the annual camping trip with her college classmates. She was excited and ready to make phone calls and gather prices for transportation, camping sites, etc.

by Erika J. Vivyan, PhD

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, teletherapy is one of the only ways to continue receiving mental health services...but what happens when therapy must continue across state lines? 

by Erika J. Vivyan, PhD 

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent increased awareness of systemic racism have left me, a white psychologist, at a loss for words. I wanted to write a post for other anti-racist allies who are also struggling to voice and act in increasingly anti-racist ways both personally and professionally.

by Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC

As I was being discharged from the hospital after an 11-day stay, a friend texted me: “The hard part’s over!” In one sense she was correct – I’d completed the antibiotics for COVID, my sepsis was gone, and my pneumonia and kidney function were improving. But that was just the physical battle.

by Eda Gorbis, PhD, LMFT

Body Dysphoric Disorder (BDD) is described as the disease of “self- perceived ugliness” or “self-imagined ugliness.” It is also seen as a distressing preoccupation with one or more physical non-existence “defects.” In the DSM-5, BDD is classified under Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders.

by Kimberlye Dean, PhD and Luana Marques, PhD

by Orin Gutlerner, Anna D. Bartuska, Dr. Soo Jeong Youn, and Dr. Luana Marques

A new wave of high school dropouts is looming and the stakes couldn’t be higher.