Aristotle, thank you very much for the information, it is greatly appreciated. I am always interested in reading about the latest research being conducted on SAD, and am glad to know that these mental health professionals and organizations are conducting research on SAD.
Thank you also for calling me "courageous". I do not consider myself courageous. I faced many struggles and challenges while attending graduate school. Having to give presentations and participating in group projects was extremely difficult for me. Being taped while conducting counseling sessions was also very difficult. When I informed the professors about my SAD, some were understanding and allowed me to complete alternative assignments instead of giving the presentations. However, other professors were not so understanding. When I informed the director of the program (a therapist, I might add) that I suffered from SAD, she suggested that I leave the program. I told her that I was already enrolled in several courses, to which she responded: "If you leave, I will return the money you have spent on the courses". I remember she utilized the following example: "One cannot expect a blind person to perform surgery". I must admit that when I heard this, I cried, and wanted to leave the program, but then I became very angry and wanted to show the director that I could finish the program. Despite being faced with many challenges, and not receiving much support from my professors, I hung in there, and was able to graduate and obtain my degree. I believe that what helped me to not give up and leave the program was my desire to help others. Being faced with a mental problem myself, I have great compassion and understanding (perhaps more than therapists not facing a mental issue) for others facing a mental problem.