An Evening of Understanding: Demystifying Social Anxiety

The summer may be coming to an end, but this year’s series of outreach activities and events is just getting started.

On September 6, 2012, The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety and The Friendship House will proudly present Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., expert and author on social anxiety at the foundation’s upcoming event, An Evening of Understanding: Demystifying Social Anxiety.

The event is open to the public, including mental health professionals, sufferers, family, friends and anyone who wishes to learn more about social anxiety. Following the presentation, we will open the floor for questions and discussion; and everyone is invited to stay and enjoy coffee and an assortment of delicious desserts.

The event will begin at 7 p.m and will be held at The Shul, located at 6890 West Maple Road in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan. For those who are not in the area, we will be live streaming the event so you can view the presentation right from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Closer to Sept. 6, we will post a link on that will direct you right to that live stream.

Patty and Jeff Kukes, the parents of Andrew Kukes and founders of AKFSA, will also be speaking at the event prior to Jonathan Berent’s keynote presentation.

If you are a mental health professional planning to attend, you are eligible to earn 1.5 CEUs at no charge if you register prior to the event and provide us with your license number, which you can do here.

We want to extend many thanks to our fellow community organizations who are graciously co-sponsoring this event, which include, Oakland County Community Mental Health AuthorityCommon Ground, Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network, Jewish Family Services, Easter SealsJVS,  Henry Ford Behavioral Health Services and Kadima.

We hope to see you at An Evening of Understanding: Demystifying Social Anxiety, and we know it will be an insightful and memorable night for all who attend.

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