Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., is an associate professor of clinical psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University and the Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Dr. Albano received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi and is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a Beck Institute Scholar. In 2008, Dr. Albano received the Rosenberry Award for service to children, adolescents, and families from the University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Albano is the past president of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association and the past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. She has published more than 90 articles and chapters and is the co-author of several cognitive behavioral treatment manuals and the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children, all published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Albano served as a Principal Investigator for a 6-site, National Institutes of Mental Health-sponsored study entitled "Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Treatment Study" (CAMS) and was also a PI for the Treatments for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). Both trials examined the relative efficacy of CBT, medication, combination treatment, and pill placebo in youth. Her book, You and Your Anxious Child, was published in 2013 by Avery/Penguin Press. Financial disclosures: Royalties from the Oxford University Press and Lynn Sonberg Books, research funding from NIH and the Duke Clinical Research Institute/Pfizer.
James Waxmonsky, M.D. is an associate professor of psychiatry at Florida International University (FIU). He is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who serves as the Medical Director for the FIU Center for Children and Families. He completed his child psychiatry training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Waxmonsky’s research focuses on the long term efficacy and tolerability of stimulant medication for the treatment of ADHD and has three NIH funded grants addressing this topic. He has also done research in the field of pediatric mood disorders, with an emphasis on pediatric Bipolar Disorder.