A Multicomponent Behavioral Treatment for Social Phobia: Social Effectiveness Therapy.
Adult, Behavior Therapy, Combined Modality Therapy, Interpersonal Relations, Middle Aged, Personality Assessment, Phobic Disorders, Self Concept, Socioenvironmental Therapy
Behavior Research and Therapy
The development of a new, comprehensive and multicomponent treatment for social phobia is described. Initial results of a pilot study with the new treatment also are reported. The treatment was found to be effective with severe (generalized) social phobics, most of whom had co-occurring Axis I and/or II conditions. In addition to significant change on a host of outcome variables, a normative-based endstate functioning index was used to determine treatment efficacy. The results are discussed with respect to the implementation of the treatment and in terms of the need for a comprehensive approach to treating social phobia.
Messer, S. C.,
Beidel, D. C.,
Cooley, M. R.,
Woody, S. R.,
Turner, S. M.
(1994). A Multicomponent Behavioral Treatment for Social Phobia: Social Effectiveness Therapy.. Behavior Research and Therapy, 32(4), 381-390.
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