This revised workbook is designed for patients' use as they work, either with a qualified mental health professional or on their own, to manage social anxiety. Based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the treatment program described is evidence-based and proven effective. Complete with user-friendly forms and worksheets, as well as relatable case examples and chapter review questions, this workbook contains all the tools necessary to help patients manage their anxiety and improve their quality of life.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 The Invitation: Are You Ready to Begin the Journey to Overcome Social Anxiety?
Chapter 2 Starting Our Journey Together From the Same Place: Understanding Social Anxiety
Chapter 3 Plotting the Road Map for Our Journey: Gathering Information on the Situations That Are Difficult for You
Chapter 4 The Origins of Social Anxiety Disorder
Chapter 5 Identifying the Thoughts That Cause Anxiety
Chapter 6 Tools to Challenge Your Automatic Thoughts
Chapter 7 Getting Into the Pool: The First Exposure Session
Chapter 8 Settling into the Journey: The Ongoing Routine of In-session and Homework Exposures
Chapter 9 Big Fears of Small Talk
Chapter 10 Overcoming Fears of Doing Things in Front of Others
Chapter 11 Public Speaking
Chapter 12 Advanced Cognitive Restructuring: Addressing Core Beliefs
Chapter 13 Getting Ready to Continue the Journey on Your Own:
Consolidating Gains and Finishing Treatment
Appendix Self-Assessment Answers
About the Authors:
Debra A. Hope is Professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Richard G. Heimberg is Professor of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training, and Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic at Temple University.
Harlan A. Juster is Director of the Anxiety and Phobia Disorders Center at Pine Bush Mental Health, Albany, NY.
Cynthia L. Turk is Assistant Professor and Director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Center at La Salle University.