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July 2021

Summer 2021 Mighty Mouth Kids Camp

July 26 - July 31

Mighty Mouth Kids Camp for children with selective mutism (SM) will be running completely online this winter. While COVID-19 has kept us socially distanced, we fully redesigned this special SM treatment program to take full advantage of the situation. Mighty Mouth Kids is the intensive group behavioral treatment model developed by our own Dr. Steven Kurtz and is now accepted as a gold standard treatment for selective mutism (SM). Mighty Mouth simulates a virtual classroom and social setting where the…

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August 2021

Online or In-Person Selective Mutism Groups – Call for Dates

August 1

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE OFFERING ONLINE SELECTIVE MUTISM GROUPS! • Participants will be divided into two age groups: 4-7 years old and 8-12 years old* • Start dates: Mondays 4pm-4:45pm for ages 4-7 and Wednesdays 3pm-3:45pm for ages 8 and older. • Price: $50 per session Weekly online sessions will provide needed continued services for individuals with Selective Mutism (SM) that have difficulties speaking in certain settings. Groups will offer interactive, engaging activities to promote…

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Summer 2021 Mighty Mouth Kids Camp

August 2 - August 6

Mighty Mouth Kids Camp for children with selective mutism (SM) will be running completely online this winter. While COVID-19 has kept us socially distanced, we fully redesigned this special SM treatment program to take full advantage of the situation. Mighty Mouth Kids is the intensive group behavioral treatment model developed by our own Dr. Steven Kurtz and is now accepted as a gold standard treatment for selective mutism (SM). Mighty Mouth simulates a virtual classroom and social setting where the…

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CommuniCamp™ Intensive Group Treatment & Parent Training and Support Program

August 13 - August 16

Location: Meadowbrook School in Greater Philadelphia, PA Area SMA’s Founder and Director Emeritus, Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum and her team, uses her evidence-based treatment approach, Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®), at the SMart Center’s CommuniCamp™ 3+ day Intensive Group Treatment and Parent Training Program to help children, tweens, and teens ages 3-17 with Selective Mutism, social anxiety, and extreme shyness. Based on 20+ years of clinical experience treating Selective Mutism as a social communication anxiety that is MORE than just not…

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Webinar What is the Evidence? A Review of the Latest Research on Selective Mutism Treatments, Mechanisms, and Correlates

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free – Live Webinar with Q & A! Speaker: Rachel Merson, Psy.D This webinar is geared toward treating professionals. To register, click below. Description: For treating professionals, it can sometimes be challenging to stay on top of the latest research in the field, despite best intentions. Journal articles are not always easily accessible, and even when they are available, it can be difficult to carve out time to read them, especially amid myriad other responsibilities. Yet, maintaining awareness of the…

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Cool, Confident and Courageous Kids Camp

August 16 - August 20

Enrollment is now open for our in-person summer intensive program in the Washington, DC metro area. The CCC Kids Camp is a well-established day camp experience designed to provide intensive behavioral treatment for children between the ages of four and ten who are diagnosed with selective mutism (SM) or severe social anxiety. For more information on our program and how to register, please visit our webpage:

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September 2021

Online or In-Person Selective Mutism Groups – Call for Dates

September 1

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE OFFERING ONLINE SELECTIVE MUTISM GROUPS! • Participants will be divided into two age groups: 4-7 years old and 8-12 years old* • Start dates: Mondays 4pm-4:45pm for ages 4-7 and Wednesdays 3pm-3:45pm for ages 8 and older. • Price: $50 per session Weekly online sessions will provide needed continued services for individuals with Selective Mutism (SM) that have difficulties speaking in certain settings. Groups will offer interactive, engaging activities to promote…

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October 2021

Online Selective Mutism Association Annual Conference 2021

October 2 - October 3

October 2 and October 3, 2021 Virtual Conference SMA 2021 Conference Agenda Register Now The Selective Mutism Association is excited to announce that, in the interest of public health, our annual conference will be held this year in a fully-virtual format! The conference will be a one- and a half day conference and will be held on October 2 and 3, 2021. We are excited that this virtual format will allow us to continue to offer innovative, meaningful content, to…

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CommuniCamp™ Intensive Group Treatment & Parent Training and Support Program

October 8 - October 11

Location: Meadowbrook School in Greater Philadelphia, PA Area SMA’s Founder and Director Emeritus, Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum and her team, uses her evidence-based treatment approach, Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®), at the SMart Center’s CommuniCamp™ 3+ day Intensive Group Treatment and Parent Training Program to help children, tweens, and teens ages 3-17 with Selective Mutism, social anxiety, and extreme shyness. Based on 20+ years of clinical experience treating Selective Mutism as a social communication anxiety that is MORE than just not…

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November 2021

Online Selective Mutism Training Institute

November 6 - November 7

Selective Mutism Association Presents the Selective Mutism Training Institute ONLINE NOVEMBER 6TH AND 7TH, 2021 Cost Participation without CE credits (CE credits will be $30 collected at conference): $299 Graduate Student/Trainee: $200 Registration opening soon Program Overview The Selective Mutism Training Institute (SMTI) is an in-depth 2-day training course for professionals working with children diagnosed with selective mutism (SM). The workshop is intensive, and skills-based with the goal of increasing competence in providing empirically-supported treatment of SM to professionals with…

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