Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder DVD

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     The DVD opens with a discussion of social anxiety and diagnosing social anxiety. This is followed by an overview of empirically supported treatments for social anxiety with a strong emphasis on how to incorporate their primary objectives and interventions into the entire treatment plan. The six essential elements of a treatment plan are discussed in a tutorial section on how to create an effective and clear treatment plan that brings benefit to the client, the clinician, the agency, and the profession. In authentic role-play scenarios, viewers are provided with vivid examples that illustrate how to use empirically supported treatments for social anxiety. In each scenario, a master therapist works with a client diagnosed with social anxiety. The vignettes demonstrate four evidence-based treatments for social anxiety: calming/coping strategies, cognitive restructuring, situation exposure, and social skill training. Each vignette is followed by a critique of the demonstration and helpful suggestions for clinical practice. In addition, common considerations in relapse prevention as are examined.

After you watch this DVD you should:

  • Know the process and criteria for diagnosing social anxiety.
  • Know the well-established, empirically supported treatments (ESTs) for social anxiety disorder.
  • Understand how ESTs for social anxiety have been identified, what treatment approaches have been designated as empirically supported, as well as objectives and interventions common to each identified treatment.
  • Be informed as to how several ESTs for social anxiety are applied to clinical practice through demonstration vignettes.
  • Know common considerations in the prevention of relapse of social anxiety, as well as empirically supported relapse prevention programs for social anxiety.
  • Know how to construct a treatment plan and empirically inform it with results from psychotherapy research.
  • Appreciate the importance of therapeutic relationship factors in the delivery of an empirically informed treatment plan.