CDLP Award Winners_0.jpgThe Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program is an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity for early career clinicians and researchers. This interactive learning experience challenges thinking and encourages creative discourse about anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders in a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals involved in practice and research. Participants are grouped among three tracks: Basic Neuroscience, Clinical Research, and Practice.

Interested in Becoming a CDLP Award Winner Mentor? Find more information here.

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Award Components

  • Complimentary registration to the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2018 (a $599 value)
  • A full day of small-group mentoring sessions (breakfast and lunch included) 
  • Assignment of a senior mentor from the ADAA professional membership at the conference
  • Recognition at the conference Opening Session 
  • Basic Neuroscience and Clinical Research Tracks: Presentation of a poster at one of the New Research Poster sessions at the conference and consideration to present abstract at the annual meeting of either ACNP or ABCT
  • Practice Track: Case consultation session with a senior clinician from the ADAA membership  
  • Exclusive CDLP social hour 
  • Featured profile on the ADAA website

Award Eligibility

  • ADAA membership
  • Become an active leader within ADAA, including but not limited to joining a Special Interest Group, starting a Special Interest Group, developing a webinar, or serving on a Committee
  • Graduate degree students (MD, MPH, MS/MSW, NP, PhD, PsyD), interns, residents, or postdoctoral fellows OR early career researchers and clinicians who have completed their training within the last five years
  • Participants are required to attend all scheduled program events and attend the conference

Award submissions are now Open.  Deadline for submissions is October 2 2017. Click Here to Apply

Application Instructions for 2018 Submissions

Basic Neuroscience and Clinical Research Tracks

  1. Click here to submit.
  2. Submit the following:
  • Personal Statement – 1-2 pages. Describe your career goals and specifically highlight your research interests in anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders. Address why you want to attend the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2018 and participate in the CDLP and how this will benefit you. Explain how you plan to serve as a leader within ADAA as your career progresses. 
  • Reference Letter – From any current or prior mentor
  • New Research Poster Abstract – Include background, methods, results and conclusion
  • Curriculum Vitae

Practice Track

  1. Click here to submit.
  2. Submit the following:
  • Personal Statement – 1-2 pages. Describe your career goals and specifically highlight your practice interests in anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders (include your theoretical orientation to practice). Address why you want to attend the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2018 and participate in the CDLP and how this will benefit you. Explain how you plan to serve as a leader within ADAA as your career progresses. 
  • Reference Letter – From any current or prior mentor
  • Case Report Abstract – Describe an interesting case you have encountered in your training, maintaining the confidentiality of the patient or client. Include the following four categories: case diagnosis, case description, discussion, and conclusions.
  • Curriculum vitae

Click Here to Apply

Questions? Email Helen Heyman at: hheymann@adaa.org.