GSU Professor Uses Virtual Reality To Sooth Social Anxiety

Georgia Public Broadcasting sat down with Dr. Page L. Anderson of Georgia State University to talk about how virtual reality can help those with social anxiety. Link to article and audio interview can be found here: http://gpbnews.org/post/gsu-professor-uses-virtual-reality-sooth-social-anxiety. You can also listen to the audio interview by clicking here.

SMG- CAN & the Andrew Kukes Foundation: Selective Mutism Expert Training for Professionals

Dear Friends & Colleagues: You are invited to attend a 2-day workshop for professionals working with children who have been diagnosed with Selective Mutism (SM). This workshop is funded by a grant from the Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (www.akfsa.org). Click here to read more and register for this event.

2015 Selective Mutism Conference–Early Bird ends September 10!

(From Selective Mutism Group) Early Bird registration ends on September 10! You are encouraged to register before September 10 to obtain early bird pricing. As mentioned previously, please note the change in time for the 2015 SMG-SMart Center Conference. The new time is 8:30am-5:15pm. Please see our agenda below. We hope to see you there! READ MORE »

The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety Awards Grant to the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University

The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (AKFSA) has selected the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University as one of its 2015 grant recipients. AKFSA grants provide support to organizations focused on educational and outreach initiatives improving knowledge about and the treatment of social anxiety disorder. The AKFSA grant will support the work of READ MORE »

The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety Awards Grant to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (AKFSA) has selected the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) as one of its 2015 grant recipients. AKFSA grants provide support to organizations focused on educational and outreach initiatives improving knowledge about and the treatment of social anxiety disorder. Grant support from AKFSA will support professional education READ MORE »

Meet AKFSA’s newest Mental Health Advisory Board Member, Frank Schneier, MD

Dr. Schneier has conducted research on social anxiety disorder since 1987 as a Research Psychiatrist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Professor at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Schneier’s work has focused on the diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety disorder, and on improving understanding of its causes. He READ MORE »

The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety Awards Grant to the Selective Mutism Group

The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (AKFSA) has selected The Selective Mutism Group (SMG) as one of its 2015 grant recipients. AKFSA grants provide support to organizations focused on educational and outreach initiatives improving knowledge about and the treatment of social anxiety disorder. With grant support from AKFSA, SMG will create a cutting-edge, interactive READ MORE »

Anxiety and Depression Conference

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is now accepting applications through November 7, 2014 for the Career Development Travel Awards, The ADAA Career Development Travel Awards are givento help early career professionals who have a research interest in anxiety disorders and depression, such as basic and clinical neurobiology, psychopharmacology, anxiety comorbidities, clinical psychology, READ MORE »

A Review of “Fear factors: Cross validation of specific phobia domains in a community-based sample of African American adults”

THE MAIN POINT: The current study furthers understanding of specific phobias within the African-American population, addressing a gap in the literature regarding specific phobias among ethnic minorities. This study set out to cross-validate prior findings regarding domains of fear in specific phobia with African-Americans by examining community dwelling individuals rather than college students. Overall, this READ MORE »

A new computerized intervention for Social Anxiety Disorder

A review of “Interpretation training in individuals with generalized social anxiety disorder: A randomized controlled trial.” THE MAIN POINT: In a recent study, Amir and Taylor (2012) investigated a new, computerized intervention for individuals with generalized social anxiety disorder. This intervention aimed to modify individuals’ interpretations of ambiguous social and non-social situations in order to READ MORE »