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.

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. 

SIG Co-Chairs:

  • Celeste Conlon, PhD, National Social Anxiety Center
  • Lauren Neaman, PsyD, ACT, Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago 

SIG Vice Chairs:

  • Noah Clyman, LCSW-R, ACT, NYC Cognitive Therapy 
  • Randy Weiss, LCSW

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

2017-2018 Annual Report

This past year, the Social Anxiety SIG has been quite active.   We have led monthly web based peer consultations, which has been attended by clinicians across the country. They have resulted in helpful case consultations, as well as discussions around different evidence based treatments for social anxiety.  One of our SIG vice chairs presented a two part webinar for all ADAA members on CBT for social anxiety, and other SIG members presented to the SIG on group treatment for social anxiety.  At last year's conference, we held a SIG breakfast meeting during which we engaged in case consultation and networking.

For this upcoming year, we plan to have another meeting at the conference.  We will have time for case consultation and also a discussion around future activities and directions for the SIG. One of the SIG co chairs, and one of the vice chairs, will be presenting two different workshops on social anxiety related topics at this year's conference.  We plan to continue the monthly case consultations.  We also hope to be involved in further trainings, likely in the form of webinars.