Elisa Shipon-Blum, DO
Elisa Shipon-Blum, DO, is the President and Director of the Selective Mutism Anxiety and Related Disorders and Treatment Center (SMart Center) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is director of the Selective Mutism Research Institute (SMRI), which is a foundation started to study her theories and treatment methodologies on Selective Mutism. Dr. Shipon-Blum is the Founder and Director Emeritus of the Selective Mutism Association (SMA) and the Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology and Family Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shipon-Blum has developed the evidenced-based therapy, Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® or (S-CAT)® from her years evaluating, treating and researching individuals with Selective Mutism.