Cognitive Model Of Social Anxiety

The Cognitive Model Of Social Anxiety is a formulation / case conceptualization of social anxiety disorder. It is adapted from Clark & Wells (1995) model. It details key mechanisms which operate to maintain social anxiety including: self-focused attention, and safety-seeking behaviors. This worksheet pack includes an annotated version of the formulation.

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  • Wells, A., Clark, D. M., Salkovskis, P., Ludgate, J., Hackmann, A., & Gelder, M. (1996). Social phobia: The role of in-situation safety behaviors in maintaining anxiety and negative beliefs. Behavior Therapy, 26(1), 153-161 researchgate.net archive.org


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