ISBN : 9780190247638
Social anxiety is a common problem that can occur in situations ranging from dating to conversations to job interviews. Fortunately, three decades of research have shown that most people struggling with social anxiety can benefit from the treatment described in Managing Social Anxiety. The third edition of this Workbook provides essential information on the nature of social anxiety and the scientifically supported cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat it. Readers may use it as part of therapy with a mental health professional or on their own. This new edition is fully updated with current science and clinical findings, a greater emphasis on multicultural experiences of social anxiety, and much more. Complete with user-friendly forms and worksheets, as well as relatable case examples and chapter review questions, this workbook contains all the tools necessary to help readers manage anxiety and improve quality of life.
The Invitation: Are You Ready to Begin the Journey to Overcome Social Anxiety?
Starting Our Journey Together from the Same Place: Understanding Social Anxiety
The Origins of Social Anxiety
Plotting the Road Map for Our Journey: Gathering Information on the Situations That Are Difficult for (But Important to) You
Identifying the Thoughts That Cause Anxiety
Tools to Challenge Your Automatic Thoughts
Getting into the Pool: The First Exposure Session
Settling into the Journey: The Ongoing Routine of In-Session and Homework Exposures
Additional Tools for Challenging Your Automatic Thoughts
Everything Starts With Small Talk
Advanced Cognitive Restructuring: Addressing Core Beliefs
Getting Ready to Continue the Journey on Your Own: Consolidating Gains and Finishing Treatment