Social anxiety disorder affects up to 13% of the U.S. population, but individuals go an average of 15 years before receiving treatment. This results in a lot of missed opportunities for those who suffer from the social, academic, and work impairment associated with the disorder. This session focuses on a cognitive–behavioral understanding of the disorder and the schemas and self-talk that perpetuate impairment. Attendees will be provided with a variety of interventions used to help manage social anxiety disorder.
Participants will learn how schemas and underlying core beliefs perpetuate Social Anxiety Disorder and impact those who struggle with it.
Participants will acquire specific tools and interventions to use when treating social anxiety and become familiar with their implementation.
Participants will apply understanding of their newly-acquired interventions by participating in self-application activities involving their new resources.