Online Class: Social Anxiety 101

This course focuses on many common social anxieties people have and looks at the root causes of social anxiety as well as reviews several possible treatments to help alleviate social anxiety.

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Course Description

Navigating the Labyrinth of Social Anxiety: A Comprehensive Guide

In the vast realm of mental health, social anxiety stands out as a particularly complex and often misunderstood condition. Its pervasive nature touches countless lives, weaving a web of challenges that can seem insurmountable. However, with understanding, knowledge, and the right tools, navigating this intricate maze becomes not just possible, but empowering. This course is dedicated to unveiling the nuances of social anxiety, serving as a beacon of hope and guidance for those battling the condition, their allies, and professionals seeking to make a difference.

Embarking on a Journey of Understanding:

  • Demystifying Social Anxiety: Many often confuse or conflate social anxiety with mere shyness. This course delves deeper, offering clarity on what truly constitutes social anxiety and its impact on daily life. By illuminating the contrasts and overlaps with related conditions, we aim to present a holistic view.

  • Tracing the Roots of the Condition: To truly address any challenge, it's vital to comprehend its origins. We will embark on an explorative journey, dissecting the multifaceted causes of social anxiety. Whether it’s genetic predispositions, environmental triggers, or complex interplays of factors, we'll uncover the whys and hows behind this condition's emergence.

  • Building a Toolkit for Resilience: The journey with social anxiety is not one of mere survival, but of thriving. With insights from years of rigorous research and real-world applications, this course introduces a plethora of treatment methodologies. From therapeutic interventions to lifestyle strategies, we aim to equip every participant with a personalized arsenal to confront and manage their unique challenges.

Moreover, interspersed with expert interviews, personal testimonials, and interactive exercises, this course is designed to be a dynamic learning experience. Our mission is not only to impart knowledge but also to cultivate a sense of community and solidarity.

For those living with social anxiety, the people championing their cause, and professionals striving for breakthroughs, this course seeks to be more than just an instructional guide—it's an invitation to a transformative journey. Together, let's reshape narratives and foster a world where understanding social anxiety becomes second nature, and hope isn't just a concept but a tangible reality.


  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.9 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(459 votes)

Lesson 1: What Is Social Anxiety?

Social anxiety is often defined as a disorder where the person effected has fear of social situations, usually those that require interaction with others. Additional lesson topics: Social Anxiety Documentary: Afraid of People; Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming your Fear; Social Anxiety Disorder: A Devastating Look Inside The Minds of Social Anxiety Disorder Sufferers; The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free From The Shyness That Holds You Back 51 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Why this Course?
  • Assessment: Quiz 1

Lesson 2: Shyness and Social Anxiety

This lesson will delve into the similarities and differences between shyness and social anxiety, as well as the other labels and personality traits that are associated with both. Additional lesson topics: How Well Do You Actually Understand Shyness, Introversion, and Social Anxiety?; Shy vs. Social Anxiety; Introvert, Shy, Socially Anxious: What's the Difference?; What is the difference between being shy and an introvert?; The Several Differences Between Introversion and Social Anxiety 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 2

Lesson 3: The Causes of Social Anxiety

With the cause or causes of social anxiety, there is some debate and some misinformation about what the exact cause of social anxiety is. Additional lesson topics: Social Anxiety Disorder: Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis – Healthline; Causes Of Social Anxiety; Several Myths About Social Anxiety Disorder 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 3

Lesson 4: Sensitivity and Social Anxiety

Understanding what is involved with sensitivity and sensitivity disorders can prove to be a valuable tool in understanding social anxiety. Additional lesson topics: Anxiety or Highly Sensitive? by Kathryn Pearson ; What causes and maintains social anxiety; Highly Sensitive People are More at Risk of Social Anxiety; BPD and High Sensitivity 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 4

Lesson 5: Social Anxiety and Rejection

With social anxiety, one of the fears that a person will develop is a fear of rejection. Additional lesson topics: Handling Rejection; Rejection, Why Does It Hurt So Much?; Several Tips to Overcome the Fear of Rejection; The pain of social rejection 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 5

Lesson 6: Creating Social Confidence

This lesson will go into detail about the value of social confidence and how it can be used by those with social anxiety. Additional lesson topics: Confidence Tip; Improve your social confidence; How to Create Confidence and Generate Courage; How to Be Socially Confident 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 6

Lesson 7: Knowing Who You Are

Knowing who you are, both as a person with social anxiety and simply as a person, can help you overcome your social anxiety. Additional lesson topics: How to Get to Know Yourself in Several Fool-Proof Steps; Learning to Reflect More and Get to Know Yourself Better; How Well Do You Really Know Yourself?; How to Know Yourself 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 7

Lesson 8: What You Can Do

There are options available for those with social anxiety, and being able to look at what those options are often makes a major difference in whether or not people actually act on them. Additional lesson topics: Screening for Social Anxiety Disorder; Test for Social Anxiety Disorder; Social Anxiety Disorder Test 45 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 8

Lesson 9: Taking Bold Action

Your social anxiety is not going to go away or change if you ignore it and hope for the best. Instead, taking bold action often will be the best thing that you can do. Additional lesson topics: How to Cure Social Anxiety Outside of Therapy; Self-Help Strategies For Social Anxiety; Several Techniques for Overcoming Social Phobia; How to Cure Social Anxiety By Yourself in Several Steps 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 9

Lesson 10: Finding Inspiration

When you have social anxiety, inspiration can be as valuable as any other resource. Additional lesson topics: How to Get Inspired; How to Unleash Your Creativity and Find Inspiration Today!; Need Inspiration? Here Are Several Ways to Find It; Several Ways to Find Inspiration 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 10

Lesson 11: Web Resources

For those with social anxiety, the internet often is a valuable source of information and tools. Additional lesson topics: Social Anxiety Institute; ADAA; Social Anxiety Association; SAS 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 11

Lesson 12: Blogs and Blogging

Blogs allow information to be presented in a more casual way, and reading a blog post can feel more like a conversation or letter than a formal article. Additional lesson topics: 6 Social Anxiety Disorder Blogs Worth Visiting 300 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Quiz 12
  • Assessment: Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what social anxiety is.
  • Recognize shyness and social anxiety.
  • Define the causes of social anxiety.
  • Summarize sensitivity and social anxiety.
  • Describe social anxiety and rejection.
  • Describe methods for creating social confidence.
  • Determine knowing who you are.
  • Describe what you can do to improve issues involving Social Anxiety.
  • Determine taking bold actions you can take to improve social anxiety issues.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Social Anxiety 101
Course Number: 9770479
Lessons Rating: 4.9 / 5 Stars (459 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: December 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "I think this course was very helpful. It gave me the tools to create new goals for lessening my social anxiety." -- Cheyenne R.