Journal article

Accelerated Outpatient Individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Preliminary Pilot Study

Bethany M Wootton, Alexandra Hunn, Annabelle Moody, Bethany R Lusk, Valerie A Ranson, Kim L Felmingham



BACKGROUND: Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a common and chronic mental health condition. Given the significant prevalence and impairment caused by SAD, it is important to investigate novel ways to improve the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for SAD. One approach may be to provide CBT in an accelerated fashion, which involves multiple sessions per week. Such accelerated treatments have been shown to be effective in other anxiety disorders, but in SAD this accelerated treatment has only been studied in a group treatment format. AIMS: The aim of this study was to provide a preliminary investigation of the efficacy of individual accelerated CBT (aCBT) in the treatment of SAD. M..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was partially funded by a University of Tasmania School of Medicine Research Development Grant awarded to B. Wootton and K. Felmingham. Ms Alexandra Hunn was supported by an award from the NAHSSS funded by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of the NAHSSS, its Administrator, Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) and/or the Commonwealth Government Department of Health.