It’s Probably Time for a Self Check-in—Here’s How to Do It - Article

"Once you can identify your feelings from day to day, you’ll start to see the benefits. It helps prevent emotional upheavals if a crisis strikes, explains ADAA member Dr. Simon A. Rego, PsyD, chief psychologist at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. After a day of frustrations, you’ll be less likely to absolutely lose it on the poor unsuspecting stock person at the drugstore. “Once you become aware of what you’re feeling, it helps create a bit of space to diminish its intensity,” he says. “Now you are observing it rather than being overwhelmed by it.”

New ADAA Donor-Funded Diversity Membership Opportunity!

Attention Early Career Professionals and Students! New ADAA Donor-Funded Diversity Membership Opportunity! ADAA is excited to announce a new donor-funded membership opportunity - open to new members - made possible through the fundraising efforts of ADAA member Krystal Lewis, PhD. This is a wonderful opportunity for early career professionals and students of color to become involved with an evidence-based, interdisciplinary, and mission driven organization dedicated to bringing the latest in scientific advancement to our professional and public communities.

 Do You Have Intrusive Thoughts? Here’s How To Keep These Disturbing Ideas Under Control - Article

ADAA member Paul Greene, PhD authors this blog post about how to manage intrusive thoughts: "

If you've ever had a random thought pop into your head that left you shaken or questioning yourself, you may have experienced an "intrusive thought."

Learning how to stop intrusive thoughts is important, since many times, these thoughts can be disturbing, bleak, or upsetting, and leave you wondering what's really going on in your head..."

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model and Treatment for Body Dysmorphic Disorder - On-demand webinar

This webinar will begin with a review of the theoretical and empirical models of the psychopathology of and treatment for BDD. Although there are some similarities to obsessive compulsive disorder treatment there are also many distinct approaches. This webinar will describe the symptoms of BDD, explain cognitive behavioral models of BDD, and teach assessment and treatment strategies.

Using the Choice Point & ACT Skills to Augment Your Exposures! - On-Demand Webinar

This webinar delves into the nuts and bolts of how to conduct an ACT consistent exposure session, starting with a contextual-functional assessment of OCD symptoms, organizing a values-based exposure menu, increasing clients’ willingness to get out from their fear-based zone and move into values-based exposures, and troubleshooting when getting stuck in an exposure session (e.g. clients have a high degree of believability on thought – action – fusion, client’s continue to have hopes for obsessions to go away, clients’ exposures turn into rituals, etc). 

Kids may lessen anxiety if they can take some risks - Article

Psychologist (and ADAA member) Anne Marie Albano suggests that managing your child’s life could have another drawback — it could set the stage for a serious problem with anxiety. Albano is a Columbia University psychologist whose research focuses on children and anxiety. Her work suggests that kids who don’t take risks or experience occasional distress are more likely to be anxious. Letting children get scared runs counter to parental instincts — after all, isn’t protecting them part of the parental job description? Not so fast, warns Albano in a new TedMed Talk