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Conference Continuing Education Credits

​The ADAA 2022 Annual Conference offers a maximum of 20 sessions eligible for live CE/CME and over 40 enduring CE/CME credits or hours to registered professional physicians, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers, counselors and case managers. Some sessions will be eligible for Cross-Cultural Diversity Credits and Suicide Credits - more information coming soon. All continuing education credits are provided through Amedco, LLC.

Continuing education credits are available for all professional level attendees; those paying student, trainee/postdoctoral fellow/resident, guest, or consumer fees cannot apply for CE or CME credits. All registrants who want credits must complete the online continuing education session evaluations, post-test questions (for enduring/on-demand sessions), and overall conference evaluations available during and after the conference. Emails will be sent to registrants eligible for CE or CME one week prior to the conference. 

ADAA’s Continuing Education Program strives to improve patient care and accelerate dissemination of research into practice by promoting the implementation of evidence-based treatments and best practices across disciplines through a cohesive year-round learning experience for multi-disciplinary practice and research-based mental health professionals.

These educational programs, hosted and lead by international experts, provide an opportunity for professional development while also offering CE credits.

Educational programming includes workshops/sessions from ADAA’s annual conference, professional webinars, online thematic professional peer consultation groups,  podcasts, blog posts and complementary educational offerings hosted by partner organizations.

ADAA’s Continuing Education Program seeks to fully meet the continuing educational needs of members and non-members through evidence-based approaches by advancing science and new treatments with the goal of preventing and curing anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders.

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME)

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 43.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco LLC and Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA). Amedco LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedoc LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 20.00 Live Activity/43.00 Enduring Material hours.

The following state boars accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MI: No CE requirements

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK*, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY

*OK accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, an application is required.

MA/MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept course from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

Social Workers (ASWB)

As a jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive up to 20.00 Live Activity/43.0 Enduring Material GENERAL continuing education credits.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV*, WY

The following state boards accepted courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK*, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL/Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licenses upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity, Please send course details to you licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.

MI: No CE requirement

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MA/MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved the the MAMFT board for review.

MI: No CE requirement

*OK accepts ASWB ACE for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, an application is required.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY

New York Board for Social Workers (NY SW)

Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115.

20.00 Live Activity/43.0 Enduring Material.

New York Board for Psychology (NY PSY)

Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031.

NBCC

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADAA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

CAMFT

The CAMFT board accepts credits from providers approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).

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How to Apply for Credit  +

Conference attendees qualifying for continuing education credits or continuing medical education credit will be provided with a link to ADAA's accrediting agency Amedco.

At any time during the conference, attendees can complete their session evaluations in the online program. For 2022, ADAA is providing a virtual library of selected sessions. Post-test questions are required for each virtual session for mental health professionals only and attendees must pass with a score of 80 or higher. A retake is available upon request. This step does not apply to MDs or Live Sessions. 

Attendees may log in and out of the Amedco system as necessary but attendees should print certificate(s) as they are completed to avoid having to re-enter information.

Attendees are encouraged to track the sessions they attend/watch and wish to claim credit for. 
 

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Program Overview and Statement of Need +

The annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is designed to meet the educational needs of member and nonmember clinicians and researchers by providing training, dissemination of evidence-based treatments, and translation of the latest research.

Anxiety disorders and depression are common and disabling. Anxiety disorders comprise a diagnostic category that includes generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, and phobias. Lifetime prevalence estimates for all anxiety disorders and major depression are 28.8 percent and 16.6 percent, respectively. Mental illnesses account for more than half as many disability days as all physical illnesses, with anxiety and depressive disorders being the major causes of disability. More than 40 million adults have one or more anxiety disorder, and 19 million adults have depression; anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in children.

Research has long documented the high comorbidity between anxiety disorders and depression; the latest data continues to highlight the importance of understanding the overlap between these disorders, not only with respect to their etiology, but also in terms of treatment course. In 50 percent of diagnoses, individuals have comorbid anxiety and depression. Additionally, anxiety and depression are the primary illnesses associated with suicide. To continue leading the field, ADAA has broadened its mission and vision to encompass anxiety and depressive disorders.

The desired results for the conference are that attendees are aware of the latest developments in preclinical and clinical research, are able to translate this knowledge to clinical practice, apply evidence-based research to practice, discuss real-world clinical experiences to influence research, and develop new skills and techniques to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. It is also expected that researchers and clinicians will discuss how specific diagnoses manifest in the clinic and the reality of implementation of evidence-based and novel treatments in real world settings. Additionally, participants will evaluate and discuss how to use new technologies and social media in research and clinical practice, thus advancing the dissemination and implementation of empirically based and novel treatments.

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Target Audience +

Attendees are professionals, trainees, residents, and students committed to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cure of anxiety disorders, including OCD and PTSD, depression, and stress-related disorders in children and adults. The audience includes physicians, psychologists, social workers, therapists, counselors, nurses, clinical researchers, case managers, and basic neuroscientists from the United States and other countries. Attendees include ADAA members and nonmembers. ADAA anticipates attendance of more than thirteen hundred clinicians, researchers, students, trainees, postdoctoral fellows, and residents.

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Conference Educational Objectives +

After participating in the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Conference, attendees will:

  • Understand the psychopathology of suicide, as demonstrated through translational models, human subjects research, and clinical applications
  • Identify the genetic, epigenetic, neurobiological, developmental, and psychosocial underpinnings of anxiety and depressive disorders

  • Be exposed to preventive and treatment interventions aimed at reducing suicidal behavior across the life span

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Conference Theme +

Common Psychopathology: What can the past tell us about the future?

Depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-/stress-related disorders have diverse clinical presentations and are likely to have distinctive underlying pathology. Yet, accumulating evidence over the last few decades underscore the widespread overlap among these disorders in terms of symptoms, predisposing factors (e.g., early life trauma, racial/gender/other minority), putative biomarkers (e.g., reduced hippocampal volume), associated concerns (e.g., suicidality, substance use), and effective treatments (e.g., SSRI and various forms of psychotherapy). The included sessions will review data from translational research, human subjects research, and clinical applications across the lifespan and across common psychopathologies to highlight novel findings, innovative prevention and treatment approaches, and to explore how the past can inform the future of trauma- and stress-related psychiatric disorders.  

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Code of Ethics and Grievance Procedure +

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. The ADAA will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the President in consultation with the members of the continuing education committee, the ADAA Conference Coordinator and Conference Chair.

While ADAA goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the conference staff which require intervention and/or action on the part of the conference staff or an officer of ADAA. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances. Learn more.

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