The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens offers worksheets and comic-style illustrated scenarios that help teen readers identify their values and practice evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for overcoming shyness and social anxiety.
Jennifer Shannon, LMFT, is clinical director and cofounder of the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Santa Rosa, CA. She is a diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Illustrator Doug Shannon is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. His book, The Two Step, has been translated into several languages. He had a nationally syndicated cartoon strip called Claire and Weber from 1997 to 2000. Foreword writer Christine A. Padesky, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, CA. She has more than thirty years of experience using cognitive behavioral therapy and is coauthor of Mind Over Mood and other books. www.mindovermood.com
"Good basic information on social anxiety as well as how to
overcome it using cognitive behavioral therapy. The concise text
and abundant illustrations make the book available, easy to grasp,
and engaging for teens."
--Edmund J. Bourne, PhD, author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
"Teens who follow the steps described in this book can overcome
shyness and social anxiety and change their life path. Shannon's
recommendations are based on the latest scientific findings, and
are accompanied by delightful cartoons and drawings. An outstanding
--Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy and clinical professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley
"This book is superb! No longer will teens need to suffer with
anxiety and be on the sidelines of life. Full of clear, effective,
and engaging strategies, this workbook will show teens exactly what
to do to overcome their fears and shyness and will reassure them
that they are not alone. Truly, every teen struggles with these
issues to varying degrees. All teenagers would benefit from reading
--Tamar Chansky, PhD, author of Freeing Your Child from Anxiety and Freeing Yourself from Anxiety
"This practical and straightforward book is highly recommended
for any teen who worries too much about being judged by others.
These tried-and-true strategies have been shown over and over to be
among the most effective methods for reducing social anxiety. Every
teen who struggles with shyness should read this book!"
--Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, chair of the department of psychology at Ryerson University and author of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook
"With The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for
Teens, Jennifer Shannon has hit a bull's-eye. Each page is
fun, engaging, and filled with practical strategies to help teens
break free from their social fears and worries. The book is certain
to become an essential resource for teens, parents, and therapists.
I highly recommend it."
--Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, founding partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy and author of My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic