Welcome to the website of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Program (ChAAMP). We are a treatment research center dedicated to improving mental health care for youth anxiety and depression. Our primary goal is to develop efficient, effective treatments for child and adolescent anxiety and depression. The center is affiliated with the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University and directed by Dr. V. Robin Weersing. Most of our research takes place at our San Diego research clinic, located near SDSU campus at the Alvarado medical complex. We also collaborate with other youth anxiety and depression research teams around the country. We use a broad range of approaches (i.e. randomized clinical trials in research and clinical settings, surveys, psychological testing) to study the treatment of youth mood and anxiety disorders.
|Please explore our web site and contact us if you have any questions.|
|Directions to ChAAMP.|
Attention Primary Care Providers: We are seeking primary care practice partners for a study on the effect of brief cognitive behavioral therapy (BCBT) for anxiety and depression in primary care settings. There are many benefits to participation, including free mental health treatment for your patients. Please see our primary care handout for more information.
|Free treatment! We are seeking youths between the ages of 7 and 17 who are feeling stressed, nervous, moody, or sad. Eligible families will receive a free psychological assessment and $25 for participation in the interview and may qualify for free treatment for anxiety and depression. Please see our study handout for more information.|
|Attention Parents! If you have a healthy, typically developing child between the ages of 7 and 17, s/he is invited to take part in a paid research study at SDSU. We are looking for youths and their parents who are interested in completing a simple computer task and psychological evaluation. Compensation is $25 dollars for two hours of participation. Please see our study handout for more information.|