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A Multicomponent Behavioral Treatment for Social Phobia: Social Effectiveness Therapy.
Behavior Research and Therapy
  • Stephen C. Messer, Nova Southeastern University
  • D. C. Beidel
  • M. R. Cooley
  • S. R. Woody
  • S. M. Turner
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  • Adult,
  • Behavior Therapy,
  • Combined Modality Therapy,
  • Interpersonal Relations,
  • Middle Aged,
  • Personality Assessment,
  • Phobic Disorders,
  • Self Concept,
  • Socioenvironmental Therapy
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.
Citation Information
Stephen C. Messer, D. C. Beidel, M. R. Cooley, S. R. Woody, et al.. "A Multicomponent Behavioral Treatment for Social Phobia: Social Effectiveness Therapy." Behavior Research and Therapy Vol. 32 Iss. 4 (1994) p. 381 - 390 ISSN: 0005-7967
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