Arlin is a freelance mental health writer and research consultant with a background in clinical psychology. She has a keen understanding of the difficulties faced by those with social anxiety disorder (SAD) and a desire to make a difference in their lives.
Arlin has worked in a variety of mental health and research settings in Ontario, Canada including the cognitive-behavioral therapy unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Multi-Health Systems (MHS, a psychological test publisher), the psychology department at the University of Western Ontario and the Thames Valley District School Board. During her employment, Arlin gained experienced in the diagnosis and assessment of a range of psychological disorders. She served as substantive editor for the development of the Multi-Dimensional Anxiety Scale (MASC) and Children's Depression Inventory (CDI), and was the assistant editor of the Journal of Attention Disorders for two years.
Arlin holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and an MA in Clinical Psychology from York University.
By Arlin Cuncic:
If you are experiencing symptoms of what you think might be SAD, it is important to ask someone for help. This site is a great starting point to learn about SAD and find out how to get the help that you need. Although you may have suffered in silence for many years, there are effective treatments that can make a difference in your life.