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Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are a vibrant forum for ADAA members with a common interest to participate in education, research, mentoring, and networking. SIGs help support ADAA’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity within the mental health field. To join a SIG (or an ADAA Committee) please email [email protected].



SIGs meet virtually and in person at the annual conference. SIG members propose conference symposia and workshops, topics for public or professional education webinars, or web content. Program suggestions must be approved by ADAA committees (e.g. Professional Education, Conference, or Public Education).


Peer Consultations

SIGs can hold free monthly online peer consultation groups to provide a safe and confidential forum for members to discuss cases, collaborate, and share resources. 


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Please view the ADAA SIG Guidelines



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Child and Adolescent
Creates a place for clinicians and researchers to discuss, debate, and address issues relevant to the understanding and treatment of childhood anxiety and mood disorders. 
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Early Career Professionals & Students
Unites students and early career professionals interested in the clinical treatment and research of anxiety and depression.
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Integrative Behavioral Health
Focuses on the value of mind-body interventions.
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OCD & Related Disorders
Pomotes collaboration, education/mentoring, research, and networking among ADAA members who have a specific interest in OCD and related conditions.
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Focusing on all stages of career mentorship, dissemination of research, and advancement of quality patient care.
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Social Anxiety SIG
Promoting collaboration, case consultation, clinical work, and networking around evidence-based treatment of social anxiety disorder. 

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Women's Mental Health SIG
Creates a place for clinicians and researchers to discuss, debate, and address issues relevant to the understanding and treatment of women suffering from anxiety and depression and related disorders.
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Genetics & Neuroscience
Brings together researchers who are broadly involved in the biological science of anxiety and depressive disorders.
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Multicultural Advances SIG
Encourages collaboration, communication, education, research, mentoring, and networking focused on multicultural issues within anxiety, depression, and related disorders.
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Suicide and Self-Injury
Promoting research and clinical collaboration among psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other mental health professionals who are interested in the assessment and treatment of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors across the lifespan.
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Interested in joining a SIG?

Please contact ADAA for more information. Not an ADAA member? Learn more about why you should join our professional community.


Download ADAA's Organizational Chart.