Anne Marie Albano, USA

Anne Marie is co-author of a parent workbook and therapist guide for school attendance problems, TEDMED presenter, and co-author of You and Your Anxious Child.  

About Anne Marie Albano

Anne Marie is committed to empowering parents in assisting their children to develop independence and mastery of anxiety. Her family and evidence-based approach stems from personal experience and years of study and clinical work. She is the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry, mentoring, teaching, and supervising professionals and students from many disciplines. She supports organizations developing clinical services and methods to evaluate services, and non-profit boards focused on mental health, suicide prevention, and health education for youth.

Anne Marie received the Award for Outstanding Contributions by an Individual for Clinical Activities, from the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. She was Principal Investigator for major studies on treatment for youth anxiety and depression, and her team is developing and testing virtual environments for adolescents and young adults experiencing anxiety and mood disorders, to ensure meaningful and lasting change. Anne Marie is Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and is frequently asked to present in the USA and internationally.

"Over time I realized that we – clinicians and school personnel – need to focus on the whole person and their overall development. If we zero in on absence as the expression of their concerns, we miss issues needing attention when empowering youths to fully profit from what school has to offer. Each school year brings unique challenges and opportunities. Our goal is to help youths, families, and schools understand the challenges and develop strategies to minimize the impact, thereby helping youths mature and thrive.