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Webinar Enhancing Motivation in the Treatment of Adolescents with Selective Mutism Part II – Your Questions Answered

October 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Live Webinar with Q&A! Registration is free.
October 23rd – 12-1 pm Eastern

In July, Dr. Shelley Avny presented on the “whys” and “hows” of enhancing treatment motivation and engagement among adolescents with Selective Mutism. Part II will be broken down into several themes, guided by audience questions from Part I. These themes will include: the virtual era (school and therapy), parent involvement (reducing enabling and using supportive techniques), scaffolding and scaling back exposures, medication, and rewards/contingencies.

If you are planning to attend Part II and have a question that does not fall into one of these themes, please email the moderator – Dr. Alison Miller at – by mid-October so we can be sure to include it. There will also be an opportunity at the end of each segment to have several questions answered.

Presenter: Shelley Avny, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, and sub-specializing in selective mutism (SM). Prior to founding the Child & Adolescent Anxiety Practice (CAAP) in Manhattan, NY, Dr. Avny served as a training director and SM program director. She also developed WeSpeak – the first behavioral group intensive for pre-teens and teens with SM. Dr. Avny provides trainings and consultations to disseminate SM information and effective intervention.

Moderator: Dr. Alison Miller is a Licensed Psychologist in Baltimore, MD. She owns a group practice specializing in anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, with particular emphasis on providing individual and group treatment to youth with selective mutism. Dr. Miller has served on the Board of Directors for the Selective Mutism Association and speaks to various audiences both locally and nationally regarding selective mutism and anxiety disorders in general.

This webinar is brought to you by the Selective Mutism Association and was made possible by a generous grant from the Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Foundation, Inc.

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October 23, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm