The 2020 ADAA virtual Fall Forum will focus on anxiety and worry in youth, a transdiagnostic issue affecting children, teens, and emerging adults and will address the ways in which technology can be harnessed to address these challenges. An interdisciplinary group of speakers will present on biological and psychosocial mechanisms and interventions.  

The Fall Forum will be held in October 29, 2020, 12-3 pm EST. More information will be posted in early September.

The fall forum will be eligible for 2 CE/CME credits. The webinar will be recorded and available on-demand after the live session.

Speakers (as of August 25, 2020)

Mona Potter, PhD 

Mona Potter, MD, is medical director of McLean’s Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services including the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program, School Consultation Service, and Adolescent DBT Outpatient Service. She also serves on the leadership team for the McLean Institute of Technology in Psychiatry (ITP) and is the Associate Training Director for the MGH/ McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Potter has particular interest in the treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders, OCD, mood disorders, and borderline personality disorder, with a focus on collaboration with pediatricians, schools, and families. 

Dr. Potter has experience in delivering a range of evidence-based therapies, including medication evaluation and management, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and motivational interviewing (MI), and she has growing interest and experience in the integration of technology to enhance mental health treatment.

Moderator - ADAA President Luana Marques, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Director, Community Psychiatry Program for Research in the Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence Based Treatment (PRIDE), Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Director and Director of Research, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Program (CATSD), Massachusetts General Hospital 

Dr. Marques’ major clinical and research interests include the treatment of anxiety disorders, with a particular focus on the implementation of empirically supported treatments for patients suffering from the various anxiety disorders in community health clinics. Her research goal is to decrease disparities in care for psychiatric patients, especially among low-income and ethnic minority patients.