The Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Award Program (CDLP) is an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity for early career clinicians and researchers that is offered at ADAA's Annual Conference. This year’s 2019 CDLP Program will take place at on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

This interactive learning experience challenges thinking and encourages creative discourse about anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders in a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals involved in practice and research.

This program is a wonderful opportunity to benefit from episodic mentoring and to develop skills to become more professionally competitive. The CDLP's focus is to offer an environment where ADAA's next generation of leaders can flourish.

CDLP awardees are grouped among two tracks: 

  • Basic Neuroscience/Clinical Research
  • Practice

The awards application deadline is October 1st, 2018.

    Why Apply?

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    Award Components


    • Complimentary registration to the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2019 
    • A full day of small-group mentoring sessions 
    • 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 is mandatory.
    • Practice Track: Case consultation session with a senior clinician from the ADAA membership  
    • Featured profile on the ADAA website
    • Please note that this program does not provide travel allowance

    Award Eligibility


    • ADAA membership (applicants must be an ADAA member in order to apply)
    • Become an active leader within ADAA, including but not limited to joining a Special Interest Group, starting a Special Interest Group, developing a professional/public webinar, writing a professional/public blog, 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. The program welcomes applications from:
      • Masters in Counseling, Masters in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapists, Trainees/Graduates in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychologists, School Psychologists, Neuropsychologists
    • ADAA strongly encourages interdisciplinary and multicultural applicants.
    • Participants are required to attend all scheduled program events and attend the conference

    View Awardee FAQ's here.

    Please note: Should a CDLP awardee not be able to attend the Conference in the year of their selection, they can defer their attendance to the following year (with the approval of the CDLP Committee) without the need to reapply. The deferral is available for one year only. 

    Click Here to Apply for the 2019 CDLP Program

    Questions? Email Gabriella Oved.

    Once selected, more information about the CDLP program and mentorship opportunities will be provided through the online member community. Award winners are encouraged to check the online member community frequently to ensure that they do not miss important information.

    2019 CDLP Committee Co-Chairs

    If you are an ADAA member and interested in joining the CDLP Committee, please email Gabby Oved for more information.
     Interested in becoming a CDLP Mentor? Find more information here.