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by Carrie Masia Warner, PhD, Daniela Colognori, PsyD, & Chelsea Lynch, MA
by Carrie Masia Warner, PhD, Daniela Colognori, PsyD, & Chelsea Lynch, MA

Helping Students Overcome Social Anxiety: Skills for Academic and Social Success (SASS)

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2018  241pp  8" x 10½" paperback   ISBN: 9781462534609
• Published by The Guilford Press
    Social anxiety disorder causes significant distress and academic impairment for many adolescents. This unique book gives front-line school professionals innovative, easy-to-use tools for identifying and intervening with socially anxious students in grades 6–12. It presents Skills for Academic and Social Success (SASS), a school-based intervention with demonstrated effectiveness. Case examples and sample scripts demonstrate how to implement psychoeducation, cognitive strategies, social skills training, exposure, and relapse prevention with groups and individual students.

Table of Contents
I. Recognizing and Addressing Social Anxiety at School
    1. What Is Social Anxiety?
    2. Why Treat Social Anxiety at School?
    3. Identifying Students Struggling with Social Anxiety

II. Promoting Skills for Academic and Social Success (SASS)
    4. Educating Teenagers about Social Anxiety
    5. Socially Anxious Thinking 101
    6. Realistic Thinking
    7. Go Ahead, Start the Conversation
    8. Maintaining Conversations and Extending Invitations
    9. The Secret to Meaningful Conversations: Listening to What Others Say
   10. Your Needs Matter: Learn to Speak Up!
   11. Facing Your Fears: Creating a Fear Ladder
   12. Climbing the Ladder: Exposure Practice in School

III. Supplementary Strategies
    13. Getting Parents Involved: How Can They Help?
    14. School Social Events and Peer Facilitators
    15. Classroom Strategies for Teachers

IV. Other Practical and Clinical Considerations
    16. The Nuts and Bolts of Helping Anxious Students at School: Putting It All Together
    17. Applying Intervention Skills to Other Anxiety Concerns
    18. Keep It Up!: Ways to Maintain Student Progress


CE Program
A supplemental 10-credit, 72 question continuing education program is available for this book. To order the complete program (this book and CE test module, or test module alone if you already have access to this book), go to: Helping Students Overcome Social Anxiety: Skills for Academic and Social Success (SASS) - CE Program (10 Credits)

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About the Authors
Carrie Masia Warner, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Research Scientist at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Masia Warner is an expert in pediatric anxiety disorders and school implementation of evidence-based interventions. She has systematically developed and evaluated interventions for children and adolescents in community settings, with a focus on enhancing the identification and treatment of teenagers with social anxiety and training front-line school professionals. She has published over 65 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Daniela Colognori, PsyD, is Clinical Director of the Tourette Syndrome Clinic at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is also a founding partner at Specialized Psychological Services, a private clinical practice, where she provides cognitive-behavioral therapy for individuals with anxiety, mood, tic, and body-focused repetitive behavior disorders. Dr. Colognori’s research interests and publications focus on improving access to evidence-based interventions for youth with anxiety and mood disorders through partnerships with schools.

Chelsea Lynch, MA, is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Florida State University (FSU). She worked in the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Child Study Center on a randomized clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of counselor-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety in schools. Ms. Lynch has also worked in clinical outpatient, residential, and forensic settings. She currently conducts psychological assessments and provides evidence-based psychological treatment to adults and youth in the community as a student therapist in the FSU Psychology Clinic. Her research interests include evaluating psychological risk factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of co-occurring psychological disorders.

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