College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

A Multicomponent Behavioral Treatment for Social Phobia: Social Effectiveness Therapy.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1994

Keywords

Adult, Behavior Therapy, Combined Modality Therapy, Interpersonal Relations, Middle Aged, Personality Assessment, Phobic Disorders, Self Concept, Socioenvironmental Therapy

Publication Title

Behavior Research and Therapy

ISSN

0005-7967

Volume

32

Issue/No.

4

Peer Reviewed

1

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1016/0005-7967(94)90001-9