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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 from the green menu bar at the top of your screen. Have a question about the member platform? Please contact Vickie Spielman, ADAA Associate Director of Membership and Marketing.

Please view the ADAA SIG Guidelines for responsibilities and expectations. 

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SIG Co-Chairs:

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

SIG Vice-Chair:

  • Noah Clyman, LCSW-R, ACT, NYC Cognitive Therapy
  • Andrew Rosen, PhD, ABPP, Center for Anxiety Disorders

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

2018-2019 Annual Report

The Social Anxiety SIG had another great year!  We have continued the monthly web-based peer consultations, which has been attended by clinicians across the country, and even a couple of international clinicians.   These are incredibly helpful and supportive meetings, and we continue to get positive feedback from our SIG members about them.  At last year's conference, we held a SIG lunch meeting during which we engaged in case consultation and networking.  This was a great way to connect with others and also resulted in new members of the SIG.

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