The Selective Mutism Special Interest Group provides a forum for networking, support, education and collaboration for and by clinicians, researchers, and graduate students interested in Selective Mutism.

The goals of the Selective Mutism SIG include:

  • Providing a supportive forum for open discussion about the understanding and treatment of Selective Mutism in affected children, teens and adults
  • Dissemination of research on Selective Mutism
  • Providing information for education and training in Selective Mutism
  • Encouraging collaboration among researchers and clinicians
  • Encouraging presentations at the ADAA Conference on Selective Mutism, such as workshops, roundtables and poster presentations, to increase the understanding and overall awareness of Selective Mutism
  • Creating opportunities for members to network and connect with likeminded colleagues who share a mutual interest in understanding and treating Selective Mutism.

SIG Chair

  • Elisa Shipon-Blum, DO, Selective Mutism Anxiety Research & Treatment Center 

SIG Co-Chair

  • Aimee Kotrba, PhD, Thriving Minds Behavioral Health 

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

If you’re interested in joining this SIG, please login to your member account and choose Groups under My Membership on the right hand navigation. Have a question about the member platform? Please contact Lisa Patterson, ADAA Membership Director. 

Please view the ADAA SIG Guidelines for responsibilities and expectations. 

The Selective Mutism SIG is planning to discuss next steps for the SIG at the upcoming Annual Conference. We hope to see you there.