WS 14: Treating Social Anxiety Disorder

DATUM:;Samstag, 27.02.2016
ZEIT:;14:00 – 16:00 Uhr
PLANUNG UND MODERATION:;Stefan G. Hofmann (Boston/USA)

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental problems in the population and in clinical settings. Traditional cognitive-behavioral techniques have only shown moderate effects. More recent research has led to a greater understanding about the maintaining factors of this disorder. Based on this knowledge, a new treatment model has been developed that is associated with considerably greater treatment efficacy than earlier formulations. This treatment focuses on expectations about social standards, goal setting strategies, self-focused attention, self-perception, and emotional control. Some of the treatment techniques include video feedback, attention modification, mirror exposures, and in vivo social mishap exposures. Participants of this workshop will become familiar with the theoretical basis of this intervention and learn the specific therapeutic techniques that are necessary to carry out effective treatment of this pervasive and debilitating disorder.

You will learn:

  1. The empirical literature on the factors maintaining social anxiety.
  2. How to identify these factors in individual patients.
  3. How to implement these techniques in practice.