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Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder: Comparisons to Other Psychological Approaches and Pharmacotherapy Seminar

16:00 - 17:00
23 February 2012
Rooms 3095 Level 3, Shackleton Building (Building 44) University of Southampton Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Allyson Marchi on 02380 599645 or email .

Event details

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is generally considered the psychosocial treatment of choice for persons with social anxiety disorder, but there is still much to learn about the nature of its effects and its efficacy relative to other psychosocial and pharmacological treatments.

Research conducted by Prof. Heimberg's group, as well as that of other investigators, will highlight what we know at this point in history and needed directions for future research. Questions addressed with include the relative efficacy of CBT versus mindfulness-based stress reduction and interpersonal therapy, as well as the relative efficacy of CBT versus commonly used medications for social anxiety disorder (singly and in combination). Mediators of response to CBT will also be considered.

Speaker information

Professor Richard G Heimberg, Temple University, Philadelphia. Interests: Anxiety disorders; social anxiety disorder (social phobia); generalised anxiety disorder; cognition and information-processing in psychopathology; emotion dysregulation in psychopathology; cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety; cognitive and behavioral assessment.

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