ACHA Mental Health Symposium: Crisis on Campus: Addressing the Rising Mental Health Demands of our Nation’s Students
November 13, 2017, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Increasing numbers of students are seeking mental health services, but the demand is outstripping our nation’s universities’ capabilities to deliver the care they need. The result can often be long-wait times or in some cases, unavailability of services. Continued tragic events on campus only serve to reinforce the need for expanded services. As a nation, it is crucial that we come together to help raise the awareness of mental health on college campuses and work together to identify and promulgate best practices and techniques that can be used to help meet the rising demand for mental health, while at the same time, build a culture of early intervention and prevention.

Institutions of higher learning face budget limitations, staff shortages, and other challenges in addressing the mental health and wellness of their students. Together, students, health professionals, and campus leadership can build awareness, drive public policy, and build innovative solutions ensure the mental health and wellness of our nation’s college students.

The American College Health Association, in partnership with the American College Health Foundation, is pleased to collaborate with the American College Health FoundationACPA—College Student Educators InternationalAnxiety and Depression Association of AmericaActive Mindsthe Association for University and College Counseling Center Directorsthe Center for Collegiate Mental HealthThe George Washington Universitythe Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental HealthThe Jed FoundationMid-Atlantic College Health AssociationNASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation on its inaugural symposium. The goal of the symposium is to bring together university leaders, mental health providers, public policy leaders, students and philanthropists to begin a national dialogue on developing an actionable blueprint for addressing the mental health crisis on campus.
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About the Symposium

Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series (2017-2018 Academic Year)

We are delighted to announce that our partner, the Child Mind Institute, is launching their Visiting Professor Lecture Series for the 2017-2018 academic year. These lectures feature leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health and learning disorders who present their latest research and clinical studies. These experts share their findings and expertise on a broad range of topics from anxiety and depression to temper outbursts and the effectiveness of parent management training. Visiting Professor Lectures are held Friday mornings from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Child Mind Institute in New York City. Attendees may also join via live webinar. Continuing medical education credits are available for medical professionals who attend the lectures.

A special discount is being made available to members of Anxiety and Depression Association of America. By entering the promotional code “ADAA” when selecting your tickets, you will receive a 50% discount off the regular fee of $25 per lecture. We hope that you will take advantage of this special ADAA membership opportunity.

October 8-12, 2017 Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany
WPA XVII World Congress of Psychiatry 

In October Berlin will warmly welcome the world of psychiatry over the world and psychotherapy: the WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY (WCP 2017) will be held from 8 – 12 October 2017 and jointly hosted by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) and the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN).
Under the overall theme “Psychiatry of the 21st Century: Context, Controversies and Commitment” renowned experts from all over the world will present and discuss current issues in science and care. Learn more

Introductory Course on Well-Being Therapy

Sponsored by the Academy of Well-Being Therapy
March 17-18, 2018
Venice, Italy

The current issue of Depression and Anxiety  includes a review on a specific psychotherapeutic strategy for increasing psychological well-being and resilience, Well-Being Therapy (WBT). This was the topic of the 2017 ADAA Conference Ross Lecture delivered by Giovanni A. Fava.  A certification process for WBT is now launched by the Academy of Well-Being Therapy (AWBT). The certification process includes attendance of an introductory course, individual supervision of two cases treated with WBT, and case presentation at an advanced workshop.

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Save the Date: May 24-27, 2018| 30th APS Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts

On Demand Educational Offering | ISTSS
Functional Neuroimaging of Neural Circuits in PTSD: From Hyperactive Amygdala to Altered Contextual Processing, presented by Israel Liberzon, MD
1.5 credits

Special offer for ADAA Members: Use Promo Code ADAA20 for a 20% discount when you purchase this recording. (After you click "View Cart," you will need to create an account if you do not already have one. Once logged in, you can enter the promotional code to apply the discount.)

This 2015 recorded session presents current information on the brain mechanisms that lie at the core of PTSD that are not yet understood and that may perpetuate or sustain this disorder. Functional neuroimaging studies have uncovered a complex network of brain regions involved in PTSD, progressively improving our understanding of its pathophysiology. The evolution of functional neuroimaging studies from early studies of responses to emotional probes to recent multiday studies of fear-associated learning, and of intrinsic connectivity networks, will be discussed, highlighting their contribution to the evolving concepts of PTSD pathophysiology.

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Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the current model of PTSD neurocircuitry. 2. Describe the role of functional neuroimaging in studying brain circuits in PTSD. 3. Examine the conceptual evolution in models of PTSD pathophysiology.
Eligible for the Advanced Training Certificate Program