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:

  • Special designation in the ADAA Find-a-Therapist online directory
  • Recognition on the ADAA website
  • Acknowledgement on your ADAA Conference badge
  • Certificate for framing


  • Licensed in state of practice and 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


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

Please contact Lisa Patterson, ADAA Membership Director 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
  • 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

Current 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