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ADAA Seeks Professional Members to Join 2022 Conference Committee

ADAA is looking for new conference committee members for the 2022 conference. The 2022 conference is scheduled for March 17-20, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Committee members must be ADAA professional members in good standing.

The ideal candidates will have been ADAA members for a minimum of 5 years, MDs preferred, and have never served on the conference committee before.

If interested please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Clear Goal Setting, Allowing Failure Are Key in Supporting Childrens’ Virtual Learning

Presented at ADAA's 2021 Virtual Conference, research from ADAA Members Jennifer Lynch, PsyD and Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP suggests that "setting clear and attainable goals, praising genuine efforts, and allowing failure are key in supporting children’s virtual learning efforts during the pandemic."

Seven ways to build a child’s resilience during the pandemic (and long after it ends) - Article

“Resilience works like a muscle we can build through effort and repetition, and we want to keep our muscles strong and flexible, so we can think of many ways to solve a problem,” says (ADAA Member) Mary Alvord, co-author of “Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents.” “At the core, resilience is the belief that while you can’t control everything in your life, there are many aspects you can control, including

Seven ways to build a child’s resilience during the pandemic (and long after it ends) - Article

“Resilience works like a muscle we can build through effort and repetition, and we want to keep our muscles strong and flexible, so we can think of many ways to solve a problem,” says (ADAA Member) Mary Alvord, co-author of “Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents.” “At the core, resilience is the belief that while you can’t control everything in your life, there are many aspects you can control, including

Piling Up - Article

“[In my experience,] it’s so unusual to have a … hoarder be the one to initiate the treatment,” says (ADAA Member) Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT, managing director and clinical psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment Center in Deerfield, Illinois. “Oftentimes, their family or partners are strong-arming them. That’s usually what gets people into treatment— that or they’re in trouble with the law.” “While hoarders likely recognize [they have] a problem, the fear that once they’re discovered they’re going to be asked to let go is incredibly anxiety provoking,” says (ADAA Member) Dr. Neziroglu.

Moms of High School & College Students Weigh in On the Pros & Cons of the Pandemic - Video

Dena Blizzard and Michelle Taylor Willis are mothers to students who are experiencing high school and college in the age of a pandemic. They join “Tamron Hall” with ADAA Member Dr. Jenny Yip to discuss missing prom, virtual college, and more of the pandemic experiences for young adults.

What Does Travel Anxiety Look Like In 2021? - Article

“Travel involves being willing to expose yourself to new situations and to be able to tolerate some uncertainty because you don’t know exactly how it’s going to go,” says (ADAA Member) Bethany Teachman, a psychology professor and director of clinical training at the University of Virginia. According to Teachman, travel-related anxiety usually fits into one of three categories: the mode of transportation (ie. flying, sailing); the destination itself and challenges like language barriers; or the idea that something is being missed or mismanaged at home.

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