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. 

SIG Co-Chairs:

  • Suma Chand, PhD, ACT, SLUCare Physician Group
  • Andrew Rosen, PhD, ABPP, Center for Anxiety Disorders

SIG Vice-Chair:

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

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

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 also introduced topic discussions this year and had a very well attended meeting in January 2020 where Larry Cohen, LICSW, led the topic discussion with a presentation. He talked about strategies to be used in treating social anxiety clients who have a history of social trauma and are troubled by upsetting self-images and core beliefs stemming from the trauma. The presentation included source materials that helped enhance understanding of the topic.
We plan to continue with case presentations and topic discussions. We also plan to introduce brief updates on interesting research articles that will help us stay up to date with developments in the field of Social Anxiety and keep our clinical practice up to date.