Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety
In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety, Amy Wenzel demonstrates the execution of this system of psychotherapy, which is based on the premise that inaccurate and unhelpful ways of thinking about oneself, the world, and the future have the potential to cause, exacerbate, and maintain emotional distress. Cognitive behavioral therapy's efficacy has been demonstrated extensively in empirical studies for a wide range of clinical presentations, including depression, anxiety, anger, addictions, personality disorders, and adjustment to medical illness.
In this demonstration, Dr. Wenzel works with a young woman who experiences life interference and substantial distress due to social anxiety. Dr. Wenzel uses cognitive restructuring to engage the client to identify, evaluate, and modify situational thoughts and underlying beliefs related to her anxiety.