Social Anxiety: A Hidden Disorder Presentation

Jeff Kukes, Patty Kukes and Dr. Joseph Himle to speak at the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies’ Annual Conference Thanks to the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. James Grosfeld, AKFSA had a major presence at the recent Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies’ (AJFCA) Annual Conference
 held at the Arizona Biltmore READ MORE »

AKFSA featured in Ann Arbor Journal

The Ann Arbor Journal recently ran an article featuring our partnership with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (MPI) to develop better treatments for individuals suffering from social anxiety.  MPI will monitor outcomes with statistical evaluation with the hope of developing an approach that will serves as a model for mental health professionals across the United States. Read READ MORE »

Join us at Florida Atlantic University on March 14 to Demystify Social Anxiety

An Afternoon of Understanding: Demystifying Social Anxiety The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety is proud to present Dr. Andrew Rosen, Ph.D., FAACP. Dr. Rosen’s presentation will discuss how social anxiety affects children, adolescents and adults. Following this free presentation, we will open the floor up for questions and discussion. Please join us as we come READ MORE »

Struggling at work due to anxiety

A review of “Severity of anxiety and work-related outcomes of patients with anxiety disorders.” THE MAIN POINT: Many individuals with anxiety describe struggling at work. Erickson et al. (2009) examined the relationship between anxiety and several different work outcomes, such as work productivity, self-reported impairment, interpersonal problems, and time missed at work, in a sample 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 »

Jeff Kukes and Nancy Blieden to be interviewed on WDET

Interview to Focus on a New Approach To Treating Anxiety and Mood Disorders The Andrew Kukes Foundation For Social Anxiety and our innovative partnership with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute are scheduled to be the focus of an in-depth segment on Detroit’s respected National Public Radio station, WDET-FM on: The Craig Fahle Show 11:30 a.m. Monday READ MORE »

The Winners of Moment Magazine’s 2012 “Elephant in the Room” Essay Contest

We were thrilled to sponsor Moment Magazine‘s 2012 “Elephant in the Room” Essay Contest last December. The question poised was “How has anxiety affected you, your family or the Jewish people in general? Please feel free to discuss anxiety from a personal, religious, psychological or historical perspective.” While anxiety is not an exclusively Jewish issue, READ MORE »

It Can Pay to Do Good

A review of “If it makes you happy: Engaging in kind acts increases positive affect in socially anxious individuals.” THE MAIN POINT: In a recent study, Alden and Trew (2013) examined whether doing “kind acts” (good deeds) could enhance positive mood states for those with high social anxiety. Results found that doing these kind acts READ MORE »

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder

A review of major studies and suggestions for learning more THE MAIN POINT: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the only intervention for Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) that has been widely studied and shown to be both efficacious (good outcomes in well-controlled studies in the laboratory) and effective (good outcomes in studies based outside of the laboratory. READ MORE »

Addressing how anxiety in the family can lead to increased anxiety in children

Review of “The interplay between expressed parental anxiety & infant behavioral inhibition predicts infant avoidance in a social referencing paradigm.” THE MAIN POINT: In a recent study, Aktar, Majdandžić, de Vente, and Bögels (2013) examined how anxiety in infants may be predicted by anxious communication/behavior in parents. The authors of this study found that after READ MORE »