Dr. Beidel begins this workshop by describing how social phobia manifests in children. She also discusses evidence-based methods for assessing social phobia symptoms in children and summarizes the effects of these symptoms on long-term functioning. Dr. Beidel then describes the research background for Social Effectiveness Therapy for Children (SET-C) as an evidence-based behavioral treatment for social phobia. Next, she identifies the content and procedures used in SET-C and discusses the role of peers in the generalization of social skills. Lastly, she describes ways to construct exposure sessions for children with social phobia and ways to encourage homework completion and family involvement in treatment.
About the Presenter:
Deborah Beidel, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Central Florida and editor of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders.