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ASDI News

April, 2018

Many of ASDI's staff attended the 38th Annual Anxiety and Depression Conference in Washington, DC. ASDI's Stephnie Thomas presented, "Help! I Have Three Weeks Until My Flight and I'm Terrified of Flying!" and ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston (with Dr. Martin Seif) presented, "Treating Unwanted, Intrusive Thoughts."

August, 2018

 

ASDI's Stephnie Thomas was quoted extensively in Counseling Today's article entitled, Conquering the Fear of Flying: Link

June, 2019

Dr. Martin Seif and ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston are writing a blog on Psychology Today's site entitled, "Living with a Sticky Mind."

Link to blog.

October, 2019

 

ASDI's Associate Director, Michael Heady, presented "Distingurishing Suicidal Ideation from Intrusive Self-Harm OCD" for the Lunch and Learn Series sponsored by Maryland’s Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Network. Video link via YouTube

December, 2017

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston was quoted in a PopSugar article on Concealed Depression: Link

October, 2017

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston's article, Anxiety and Stress Disorders in Family Care, was published in the Fall issue of The Maryland Family Doctor.  Link

February, 2017

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston has co-authored (with Dr. Martin Seif) Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts which is now available on Amazon here.

October, 2017

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer gave two presentations on anxiety disorders at Franklin Square Hospital: Grand Rounds for Family Medicine and a CE presentation for Medstar Social Workers.

November, 2016

 

The Maryland Psychological Association gave an award to ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston for Outstanding Contribution to the Education and Training of Psychologists: "In recognition of innovation and excellence in teaching and training of psychologists in Maryland."

April, 2017

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston & Dr. Steve Shearer co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Private Practice (Oxford University Press, Eds. Walfish, Barnett & Zimmerman). Link to the chapter describing ASDI and its history:
Treating Anxiety Disorders - PDF

August, 2016

 

ASDI's Dr. Jonathan Mattanah has authored two books for the Momentum Press Psychology Collection: 1) College Student Psychological Adjustment: Exploring Relational Dynamics that Predict Success, 2) College Student Psychological Adjustment: Theory, Methods, and Statistical Trends.

July, 2016

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston co-authored, with Dr. Martin Seif, an article on OCD treatment in the July/August issue of Psychotherapy Networker.

Link to article

April, 2016

 

Several of ASDI's staff attended the ADAA conference in Philadelphia. ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston co-presented (with Dr. Martin Seif) a seminar entitled, Approaching GAD at the Meta-Level: Re-conceptualizing and Treating Worry as Ego-Syntonic Obsessions.

March, 2016

 

ASDI's Dr. Sarah Crawley co-authored a paper entitled, Parental Attitudes, Beliefs, and Understanding of Anxiety (PABUA): Development and Psychometric Properties of a Measure in the current issue of Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

December, 2014

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston has co-authored (with Marty Seif, Ph.D.) an article entitled, "Breaking the Cycle: OCD Treatment that Works" in the Psychotherapy Networker.  
Link:  Psychotherapy Networker

May, 2014

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston has co-authored (with Marty Seif, Ph.D.) a book on the treatment of anxiety disorders entitled, What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders: Key Concepts, Insights, and Interventions, that will be released this month. Link: Amazon

April, 2013


ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston and Carl Robbins both presented at the Annual Anxiety & Depression Association of America Conference in La Jolla, California:

Grayson J, Mansueto C, Pollard A, Winston S and Sizemore T. Masters in Exposure Therapy: Novel Applications and Adaptations

Seif M, Mansueto C, Robbins C and Winston S. Decision-Making in the Real Clinical World: Experienced Clinicians Discuss Controversial Topics Beyond What the Evidence Base Can Tell Us. 

December, 2011

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston was quoted in the December 2 cover story of Time Magazine: "Anxiety itself is neither helpful nor hurtful. It's your response to anxiety that is helpful or hurtful."

March, 2010

 

The 30th Annual Meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America was, for the first time, held in Baltimore such that most of our staff attended. ASDI's Carl Robbins, LCPC, presented on Treatment of Paruresis. Dr. Sally Winston presented Anxiety Disorders 101, an introductory course for clinicians, as well as leading a Master Clinician discussion group. Several ASDI clinicians presented a symposium on Fear of Flying: Dr. Steve Shearer presented Thirty Years of Fear of Flying Consultations: No, It's Not Usually a 'Simple Phobia' and, Yes, Turbulence is Often Existential As Well as Phobic. Recent ASDI intern, Robert Clark, MS, presented Development of and Potential Generalizability of a 3-session, In Vivo Fear of Flying Class, (Stephnie Thomas' outcome data from her fear of flying class). Stephnie Thomas, MS, LGPC, presented More Than Psychotherapy: Practical Lessons Learned Out of the Office While Treating Clients with a Fear of Flying. Local private practice psychologist, Dr. Shreya Hessler, also presented Treating Aviophobia in Clients with Developmental Disabilities.  Dr. Sally Winston also spoke at the memorial tribute for ADAA founder, Jerilyn Ross.

February, 2010

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer presented The Worry-Prone Patient (and The Worry-Prone Physician) as Grand Rounds for the Department of Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital in Towson.

November, 2009

ASDI's Lee Goldberg was a guest discussant on WOLB radio on the subject of "reasons for lateness."

April, 2009

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston presented "Anxiety in Pregnancy" as Grand Rounds for the Department of OB/GYN at St. Joseph's Hospital in Towson.

January, 2009

 

ASDI's Carl Robbins, LCPC, presented to the Licensed Professional Counselors of Maryland "Lunch and Learn Series" on Anxiety Sensitivity: Why Would An Anxiety Specialist Not Teach Relaxation?

March, 2008

 

At the meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America in Savannah, GA, ASDI's Mr. Andre Papantonio presented The Use and Misuse of Mindfulness Meditation in the Treatment of OCD and Dr. Sally Winston presented What Might Be Going Wrong When Patients Don't Get Better. Mr. Michael Checknoff, Mr. Carl Robbins, Ms. Eve Berkow and Dr. Steve Shearer all attended. 

April, 2016

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston was quoted in an article about use of singing or the Songify app to de-fuse from anxious, intrusive thoughts. Link

May, 2016

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston and co-presenter, Dr. Martin Seif will conduct a live webinar for the American Psychological Association entitled, Worry and Subtle Forms of OCD: When Rational Refutation and Coping Skills Are Counterproductive 

April, 2015

 

Several ASDI clinicians attended the Annual Conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America in Miami. ASDI's Drs. Sally Winston and Steve Shearer facilitated group consultation sessions for treatment resistant cases.  Carl Robbins and Steve Shearer presented Freespira in the Office in a symposium entitled, Abnormal Respiratory Physiology and Breathing Retraining Treatments in Panic Disorder.

 

April, 2014

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer (Adult Anxiety Disorders) together with
Johns Hopkins' Dr. Golda Ginsberg (Child Anxiety Disorders) and UC-San Diego's Dr. Julie Wetherell (Older Adult Anxiety Disorders) presented a day-long conference, Ages of Anxiety: The Management of Anxiety Across the Life Span, at Sheppard-Pratt Hospital sponsored by the Pro Bono Counseling Project.

March, 2014

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston co-presented with Dr. Martin Seif on Co-Compulsing: Seductive and Unproductive Therapy Conversations at the Annual Anxiety & Depression Association of America Conference in Chicago.

April, 2012

 

Many of ASDI's clinicians attended the 32nd Annual Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America in Washington, DC. Ms. Stephnie Thomas presented a case study entitled, Mindfully Using ACT to Treat Refractory Trichotillomania, and participated as a panel member for Fear of Flying: A Conversation Among ExpertsMr. Andre Papantonio presented a workshop entitled, Methods and Metaphors for Teaching Our Patients about Cognitive DefusionMr. Carl Robbins and Drs. David Epstein, Sally Winston, and Steve Shearer presented a symposium entitled, Lessons Learned: Senior Clinicians Explore Our Own Failed or Interminable Cases.

March, 2011

 

ASDI's Michael Checknoff, Andre Papantonio, and Dr. Sally Winston all attended the 31st Annual Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America March 24-27 in New Orleans. Mr. Papantonio presented a conference entitled, Buddhist Roots of Cognitive De-fusion in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders.

 

 

ASDI is proud to announce that Dr Sally Winston was awarded the first Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award at the Opening Plenary of the 2011 national conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America in New Orleans . To honor the memory and lifework of Jerilyn Ross, cofounder of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and president from 1985 to 2010, this award acknowledges a professional who exemplifies excellence and outstanding advocacy for patient education and care, training, and research.

December, 2009

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer authored three chapters (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder) in a new evidence-based medical text: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, editors. Essential Evidence. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2009.

October, 2009

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston presented a full-day workshop on the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder at the 2009 Maryland Psychological Association's annual conference in Annapolis.

March, 2009

 

At the 29th Annual Meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston presented on The Clinical Interface Between OCD and PTSD. ASDI's Carl Robbins, Mike Heady and Andre Papantonio also attended the conference at the Tamaya Resort in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

Mr. Robbins is also the head moderator and frequent contributor to the discussion board on the International Paruresis Association website (www.paruresis.org).

November, 2007

 

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer authored a review article entitled, Recent Advances in the Understanding and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, in the October issue of Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice (2007, 34:475-504) Download PDF and a review article entitled, Help for Your Patients with Specific Phobias (with co-author, Michael Dwyer, M.D.) in the November issue of Patient Care: Neurology and Psychiatry. Download PDF

August, 2007

 

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer presented Grand Rounds entitled, The Worry-Prone Patient (and Physician) to the Department of Family Medicine, University of Maryland Hospital.

October, 2006

 

At the 36th National Meeting of the Association for Behavioral Sciences & Medical Education, ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer presented a two-hour workshop entitled, Worry: Hallmark of the Anxiety Disorders and Slippery Slope to Depression.

March, 2007

 

At the 27th National Meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America in St. Louis, ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston who also serves on ADAA's Clinical Advisory Board, presented a case consultation seminar. ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer presented, Brief Intervention for Anxiety Disorders in the Primary Care Exam Room

July, 2006

 

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer published (with Jay Winner, M.D. from Santa Barbara, CA) an article in Patient Care entitled, The 15 Minute Visit: Stress.

May, 2006

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston presented Integrative Treatment of the Anxiety Disorders at the Maryland Psychological Association's Ocean City Institute.

November, 2005

 

In Toronto, ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston presented a lecture at the annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) entitled, What Every Trauma Therapist Should Know About Panic, Phobias and OCD.

March, 2006

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston, Carl Robbins and Michael Checknoff all attended the annual ADAA meeting in Miami. Dr. Winston presented Panic Attacks as the Tip of the Iceberg for Anxiety Disorder Rounds.

March, 2005

 

ASDI's Carl Robbins, Michael Checknoff, Eve Berkow and Sally Winston all attended the 25th annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America in Seattle. Dr. Winston moderated a clinical consultation forum and a clinical exchange on the topic of Anxiety and Religion.

February, 2005

 

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer authored a 64-page CME monograph entitled Anxiety Disorders published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Filling in for Jerilyn Ross, President of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer presented the keynote address on anxiety to the annual Building Bridges Conference sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Maryland, the Health Facilities Association of Maryland and the Developmental Disabilities Administration at Stella Maris in Baltimore.

March, 2003

 

Several ASDI clinicians presented at the 2003 National Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America in Toronto. Dr. Sally Winston chaired a clinical consultation forum and also coordinated an exchange among clinicians on special topics. Mr. Andre Papantonio presented a workshop entitled, The Use of Mindfulness Meditation in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders.  Mr. Carl Robbins presented a workshop entitled Speaking Circle

October, 2002

 

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer gave a presentation entitled Resident and Physician Stress: Coping Amid the Upheaval of American Health Care at the International Conference on Physician Health sponsored by the CMA and AMA in Vancouver, British Columbia.

September, 2002

 

On September 7, 2002, ASDI's Ms. Stephnie Thomas was cited in a front page story in The Baltimore Sun entitled, "To many, 'fly or drive?' not much of a question; Travel: Airport hassles and lingering fears keep some Americans on the ground - and an industry struggling to survive."

March, 2002

 

Three of ASDI's staff presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America in Austin, Texas. Mr. Carl Robbins presented on Mindfulness Meditation and on Speaking Circles. Dr. Sally Winston presented a case during Anxiety Rounds and served as a consultant for a case conference. Dr. Steve Shearer presented Coping With Worry and Rumination: Before and After 9/11/01.

 

February, 2002

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston gave a workshop entitled, What Every Trauma Therapist Should Learn About Panic, Phobias and OCD, at the annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) in New Orleans.

April, 2006

 

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer co-presented on Anxiety Disorders with Dr. Faith Dickerson at a continuing education conference for nurses and social workers held at Stella Maris.

March, 2006

 

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer published (with Lauren Gordon, M.D.) an article entitled, The Patient with Excessive Worry in the March 15 issue of American Family Physician. Download PDF

 

This article was also adapted for a section on Worry in the Harvard Health Letter for January, 2007 and the original version was republished in South African Family Practice in 2007.
 

 

February, 2005

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston presented grand rounds entitled, The Phenomenology and Psychotherapy of OCD: It's Not What You Think, at Sheppard Pratt Hospital.

November, 2004

 

In New Orleans, ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston presented a Post-Conference Training Institute at the annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) entitled, What Every Trauma Therapist Should Know About Panic, Phobias and OCD.

March, 2004

 

Several ASDI clinicians attended or presented at the 2004 National Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America in Miami Beach. Dr. Sally Winston was appointed to ADAA's national board of directors.

February, 2003

 

On February 6, 2003, ASDI's Ms. Stephnie Thomas was featured on MTV's True Life: I Have a Phobia. Ms. Thomas was featured in a segment in which she coached a fearful flyer during a practice flight.

October, 2002

 

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer gave a presentation on Worry and Depression at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

April, 2002

 

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer made two presentations regarding Physician Stress at the annual meeting of Family Medicine Residency Training Program Directors in Kansas City.

February, 2002

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston presented Coping With Anxiety and Fear on February 19, 2002, in Bethesda at the Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress seminar sponsored by the NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health.


November, 2001

 

In the November 25, 2001 edition of The Baltimore Sun, ASDI's Andre Papantonio was quoted in an article entitled, Living in the Now; Forget the past. Forget the future. Paying attention to this moment can bring much-needed peace in these unsettling times.

November, 2001

 

ASDI's Dr. Sally Winston was selected by Baltimore Magazine as one of the top mental health practitioners in the Baltimore area for her expertise with anxiety disorders.

November, 2001

 

ASDI's Dr. Steve Shearer presented Beyond Benzodiazepines: Working With Flying Phobics in Primary Care (Before and After 9/11/01) at the 23rd Annual Patient Education Conference in Seattle sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians and The Society for Teachers of Family Medicine. With Manhattan-based family physician, Dr. Linda Prine, he also co-led a "town hall" meeting on the impact of 9/11/01.