Clinical Fellow LogoThrough the ADAA Clinical Fellows program, clinicians participate in unique professional education activities, demonstrating their commitment to lifelong learning and providing quality patient care.


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  • Special designation in the ADAA Find a Therapist directory
  • Recognition on the ADAA website
  • Notation on your ADAA conference badge
  • Certificate for framing
  • Demonstration of your dedication to excellence in treatment and to lifelong continuing clinical education


  • Licensed in state
  • Proof of current malpractice insurance
  • Signed ethics statement
  • Minimum of five years in practice
  • Minimum of three years of continuous ADAA Professional Membership (Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis)
  • Participate in 24 hours of ADAA professional education activities within two years of registering for the program
  • Participate in 12 hours of ADAA professional education activities every two years to maintain Clinical Fellow status


  • $249 for initial registration
  • $199 for renewal of certificate every two years


Founding Clinical Fellows

These knowledge leaders and trailblazers in the field of anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, and PTSD are founding clinical fellows who serve as model clinicians.

  • Cindy Aaronson, MSW, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Robert Ackerman, MSW, Anxiety Disorders Treatment in Brooklyn
  • David H. Barlow, PhD, Boston University
  • Karen Lynn Cassiday, PhD, ACT, The Anxiety Treatment Center of Chicago
  • Jonathan Bruce Grayson, PhD, The Grayson LA Treatment Center of Anxiety & OCD
  • Terence M. Keane, PhD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University
  • Ruth A. Lippin, LCSW, JD, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
  • Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
  • Daniel S. Pine, MD, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Mark H. Pollack, MD, Rush University Medical Center
  • Scott L. Rauch, MD, McLean Hospital
  • Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, McLean Hospital
  • Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Mary E. Salcedo, MD, The Ross Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders
  • Martin N. Seif, PhD, ABPP, Anxiety and Phobia Treatment Center
  • Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, MSW, LCSW-C, DuPont Associates
  • Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH, University of California, San Diego
  • Michael Van Ameringen, MD, FRCPC, McMaster University
  • Reid Wilson, PhD, Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center
  • Sally Winston, PsyD, Anxiety & Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland

Clinical Fellows

  • Mary Alvord, PhD, Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC
  • Shirley Babior, LCSW, LMFT
  • Barry Barmann, PhD, Center for Anxiety & Chronic Worry
  • Mary Barmann, LMFT, Center for Anxiety & Chronic Worry
  • Suma Chand, PhD, St. Louis University
  • Noah Clyman, ACT, LCSW, LCSW-R, MSW, NYC Cognitive Therapy
  • Joan Davidson, PhD, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy
  • Rochelle I. Frank, PhD, Private Practice, UC Berkeley Clinical Science Program
  • Jennifer Goldstein, LCSW
  • Ken Goodman, MSW, LCSW, Anxiety and OCD Treatment of the Valley, Quiet Mind Productions
  • Lynne S. Gots, PhD, Cognitive Behavioral Strategies
  • Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, Light on Anxiety Treatment Center of Chicago
  • Marika Kyrimis, PhD
  • Eric Nicholson, MD, PhD 
  • Zach Pacha, MSW, LISW, Counseling Associates of Central Iowa
  • Ron Rice, PhD, Humanistic Resources
  • Nina Rifkind, MSW, LCSW
  • Andrew Rosen, PhD, FAACP, ABPP, Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Christine Scher, PhD, California State University
  • Brian Schmaus, PhD, Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago
  • Martin Schnuit, MSW
  • Harriet Sharlin, PsyD
  • Gerald Tarlow, PhD, Center for Anxiety Management
  • Nan Tarlow, PhD, Center for Anxiety Management
  • Michelle Witkin, PhD
  • Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP, Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief

Interested in learning more about the Clinical Fellows program? Please contact Helen Heymann, ADAA Senior Education Program Manager