Educational Materials

Social Anxiety Help

Larry Cohen, LICSW

Educational Materials


*Larry Cohen, LICSW is interviewed in these stories.
**Larry Cohen, LICSW wrote or recorded these items.

Self-Scoring Social Anxiety Scales

What is Social Anxiety (interview for Not Broken radio show)*

Anxiety: Good & Bad (Social Anxiety Help)**

Overview of Anxiety Disorders (National Institute of Mental Health)

Overview of Social Phobia (National Institute of Mental Health)

Living with Social Anxiety (US News & World Reports)

Criteria and Description of Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) and
Avoidant Personality Disorder (DSM-5)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety (Social Anxiety Help)**

Cognitive Restructuring & Mindfulness for Social Anxiety**

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (The New York Times)

Group CBT for Social Anxiety (National Public Radio)*

CBT is Most Effective Treatment for Social Anxiety (Medscape Medical News)

CBT for Social Anxiety (Advances in Psychiatric Treatment)

Video Lecture on CBT for Social Anxiety (Vincent Greenwood, PhD)

Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety (Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy)

Neuroscience Demonstrates Effectiveness of CBT for Social Anxiety (Stanford Report and JAMA Psychiatry)

Research Update on Social Anxiety Disorder (International Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy)

Highest Rating Given to CBT for Anxiety (Consumer Reports)

CBT for Social Anxiety Changes the Brain (Medical Daily)

Group CBT Alters Brain Activity of the Socially Anxious (HealthDay News)

How Thinking Can Change the Brain (The Wall Street Journal)

Brain Structure and Social Anxiety (Science and The Washington Post)

Social Anxiety and Self-Confidence (Psychology Today)

Social Anxiety and U.S. Bias for Extroversion (Advances in Cognitive Therapy Newsletter;
see President’s Message on pp. 1 & 9)

Diane Rehm Show on Shyness & Social Anxiety (National Public Radio)

LGBT Social Anxiety (Washington Blade)*

Unhealthy LGBT Core Beliefs (Social Anxiety Help)**

LGBT Social Anxiety at the Gym (Metro Weekly)*

Social Anxiety and Depression (Anxiety Disorders Association of America)

LGBT Depression (Washington Blade)**

Social Anxiety and Alcoholism (

Social Anxiety and Alcohol Abuse (Anxiety Disorders Association of America)

Social Anxiety: How Much is Too Much (Women’s Monthly)*

Social Anxiety Among Teens (Anxiety Disorders Association of America)

Podcast on Teen Social Anxiety (Anxiety & Depression Association of America)

A Teen’s Video Story on Using CBT for Social Anxiety (Jennifer Shannon, MFT)

Facebook & Social Anxiety: Pros & Cons (The Washington Post)*

Social Anxiety and the Holidays (Anxiety Disorders Association of America)

Silencing the Inner Critic (The Wall Street Journal)

Drug Advertising Hype for Social Anxiety (The Washington Post)

Anti-Anxiety Drugs Raise New Fears (The Washington Post)

Courage Comes With Practice (National Public Radio)

Stepping Out of Fear (National Public Radio)

Failure Is a Good Thing (National Public Radio)


Overcoming Social Anxiety:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to
Build Self-Confidence and Lessen Self-Consciousness**

Webinar introduction to CBT for social anxiety by Larry Cohen, LICSW,
Director of Social Anxiety Help and
Chair and cofounder of the
National Social Anxiety Center.
Recorded on June 9, 2017 for the
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
( © ADAA 2017

Download webinar handouts here,

Download webinar slides here.

Cognitive Restructuring & Mindfulness for Social Anxiety**

(Video broadcast to the Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety in March, 2016)

*Larry Cohen, LICSW is interviewed in these stories.
**Larry Cohen, LICSW wrote or recorded these items.


If you have any questions or comments, please email Larry Cohen, LICSW, with offices in Washington, DC.

Social Anxiety Help is a founding regional clinic of the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC):