Clinical Fellow LogoThe goal of the Clinical Fellows Program is to advance ADAA's mission of improving patient outcomes through education and training of clinicians from all disciplines. It offers participants an exclusive opportunity to further their clinical training in anxiety, depression, and related disorders through participation in continuing education at the annual conference, and online through webinars and group consultation. A certificate signifies a specialization in anxiety and depression and a level of competency to the public and to referring clinicians.

An exclusive benefit for ADAA’s clinical members, the Clinical Fellows Program provides an opportunity to participate in unique professional development activities, demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and to providing quality patient care.

Those selected as an ADAA Clinical Fellow benefit from opportunities to develop and improve clinical and decision-making skills, network with clinical experts and peers, and engage in robust exchanges of information.

Additional Clinical Fellows Program benefits include:

  • Special designation in the ADAA Find-a-Therapist online directory
  • Recognition on the ADAA website
  • Certificate for framing upon completion of the program
  • A Clinical Fellow logo to add to your personal website, if requested
  • Acknowledgement on your ADAA Conference badge

The Clinical Fellow Program provides a Certification in Anxiety and Depression with the completion of the following requirements:

  • ADAA professional membership must be current at all time
  • Fellows must be licensed in their state of practice and have proof of current malpractice insurance
  • Signed ethics statement, minimum of 5 years in practice and 3 years continuous ADAA Professional Membership
  • Participation in 24 hours of ADAA professional education activities within two years of program registration (registration at the ADAA Conference fulfills that requirement)*
  • Participation in 12 hours of ADAA professional education activities every two years to maintain status*

*While ADAA reserves the right to audit CE activities at any time, Clinical Fellows are expected to self-certify.


● $249.00 for initial registration ● $199.00 for renewal every two years

Please contact Helen Heymann, Senior Education Program Manager with any questions.


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
  • 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

Current Clinical Fellows

  • Mary Alvord, PhD, Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC
  • Barry Barmann, PhD, Center for Anxiety & Chronic Worry
  • Mary Barmann, LMFT, Center for Anxiety & Chronic Worry
  • Liza Bonin, PhD, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 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
  • Joan K. Dryfus, APRN, MSN, Middlesez Hospital Outpatient Clinic & Private Pracice
  • Rochelle I. Frank, PhD, Private Practice, UC Berkeley Clinical Science Program
  • Jennifer Goldstein, LCSW, Private Practice
  • 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, Private Practice 
  • Luana Marques, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School 
  • Eric Nicholson, MD, PhD 
  • Zach Pacha, MSW, LISW, Counseling Associates of Central Iowa
  • Ron Rice, PhD, Humanistic Resources
  • Nina Rifkind, MSW, LCSW, Wellspring Counseling
  • 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, Private Practice 
  • Harriet Sharlin, PsyD, Private Practice
  • Gerald Tarlow, PhD, Center for Anxiety Management
  • Nan Tarlow, PhD, Center for Anxiety Management
  • Michelle Witkin, PhD, Private Practice
  • Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP, Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief