Social Anxiety


The Social Anxiety SIG promotes collaboration, case consultation, clinical work, and networking among ADAA members who have a specific interest in evidence-based treatment of social anxiety disorder. This SIG focuses on all stages of career mentorship as well as dissemination and discussion of research and clinical practice. SIG members are encouraged to attend and present at the annual ADAA Conference, or participate in web-based consultations and presentations.

Please view the ADAA SIG Guidelines for responsibilities and expectations. 

06/04/2021 The National Social Anxiety Center is standing up for Naomi Osaka and the millions of other people suffering with social anxiety, Press Release

"I joined the Social Anxiety Special Interest Group (SIG) to improve my ability to work more effectively with clients who struggle with social anxiety. The monthly meetings provide a forum where skilled clinicians present complex clinical cases and provide each other with feedback. The members are welcoming and have been extremely knowledgeable and helpful."  
- Nancy Miller, PsyD

SIG Co-Chairs:

  • Andrew Rosen, PhD, ABPP, Center for Anxiety Disorders
  • Taylor Wilmer, PhD, Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change

SIG Vice-Chair:

  • Suma Chand, PhD, ACT, SLUCare Physician Group
  • Celeste Conlon, PhD, National Social Anxiety Center - Houston/Sugar Land Clinic

Board Liaison:
Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP, Emory University School of Medicine 

"I joined the ADAA Social Anxiety Special Interest Group (SIG) more than 2 years ago with a goal of learning more about this disorder and providing better treatment to my clients with SAD. The SIG exceeded my expectations by providing a supportive, collegial atmosphere with excellent case consultation and sharing. I highly recommend it to ADAA members seeking more knowledge about this disorder." - Randy Weiss, LCSW

2019-2020 Annual Report

The Social Anxiety Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on bringing together clinicians, researchers, and educationists from all over the country who are interested in sharing and learning about Social Anxiety Disorder through dialogue. Our SIG hosts monthly meetings where attendees present difficult cases for peer consultation. We have continued topic discussions which we had introduced the previous year. This year we have also incorporated discussions of interesting research articles that are reviewed by a presenter. The topic discussions and review of research articles are aimed at helping members stay up to date with developments in the field of Social Anxiety and keeping our clinical practices up to date.

Board members of the National Social Anxiety Center have played an active role in educational activities. The meetings with educational activities have been well attended and have typically had greater attendance by members. We plan to continue with case presentations, topic discussions, and reviews of research articles. 

If you’re interested in joining this SIG, please login to your member account and choose Groups from the green menu bar at the top of your screen. Have a question about the member platform? Please contact ADAA.