Social Anxiety Association Membership

For people interested in Social Anxiety:

We aren't ready to start accepting members yet.  However, the "membership" portion of the non-profit organization will be activated soon.  The work of the organization continues and grows.  We encourage you to read over this website and to join the Social Anxiety Mailing List from the Social Anxiety Institute.  

We will continue to encourage local cognitive-behavioral therapy groups to form throughout the world.  We only want to promote effective groups.  Research indicates clearly that active, structured, solution-oriented CBT groups are best for overcoming social anxiety.  We will also work toward a training program for people who want to be group leaders.  Through use of therapeutic workbooks and/or the audio therapy series, these voluntary groups will help people get on the road to overcoming social anxiety.  

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The Social Anxiety Association

The Social Anxiety Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 to meet the growing needs of people with social anxiety.  The SAA became inactive for several years due to lack of resources.  We are in the process of re-doing our website, listing all active, structured CBT groups for social anxiety, and renewing all our licenses.  Major changes will be happening by the end of 2013.  We publish new web content -- concerning social anxiety -- almost daily on the site now.

The Social Anxiety Institute is the largest website on the internet about social anxiety disorder (social phobia). Therapy programs have run at the Institute full-time since 1994.  Major new help for overcoming social anxiety is under development and will be introduced in 2013. 

For treatment: Overcoming social anxiety: Step by Step   A structured guide to overcoming social anxiety (a "How to" guide to get over social anxiety).

The Anxiety Network explains and describes five major anxiety disorders.

Guidelines for listing social anxiety groups on this site.  We cannot officially endorse groups, so check them out thoroughly.  We ask that they be groups that are operating, have a definite leader, and are thoroughly structured.  Social anxiety therapy groups are very different than the groups that operate for other mental health conditions.