The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago clinicians attended the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) conference in San Francisco in early April.  Staff attended sessions which offered the latest research-based findings on treatment for anxiety and depression, and learned strategies to improve treatments in our clinical practice.  In addition, our own Dr. Karen Cassiday, as President of the ADAA,  led this highly regarded international conference which brings together over 1,300 clinicians and researchers from around the world.  Dr. Pojas and Dr. Alden conducted an educational session titled: Clinical Kung Fu: Managing Anger and Oppositional Behaviors in Kids with Anxiety Disorders, and Dr. Siegel and Dr. Schmaus led a session titled: Treating Anxious Patients on the Autism Spectrum: Helpful Tips and Techniques. We also had some fun, finding time to try delicious Vietnamese food at the Slanted Door, where Stephanie Kuhn, MS, attempted her own version of exposure by trying raw oysters for the first time! The annual ADAA conference is an opportunity to learn and connect with leaders in the field of anxiety disorders, and we look forward to this experience each year.

Dr. Karen Cassiday, President of Anxiety and Depression Association of America, at the Keynote Presentation


Anxiety Treatment Center Staff enjoying dinner at the Slanted Door in San Francisco


Dr. Alden and Dr. Pojas presenting at ADAA


Stephanie Kuhn, MA, practicing exposure therapy by eating her first oyster!


Dr. Cassiday and Marketing Advisor Helene Sobin sharing high-end cotton candy!


Dr. Siegel and Dr. Schmaus teaching clinicians about Autism and Anxiety at ADAA