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Social Anxiety Disorder (Social phobia)

Psychology Tools cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) worksheets for social anxiety disorder

Treatment guidelines



Key reading

Other resources

The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is an Australian mental health organisation that conducts research, provides training and supervision, and offers a clinical service. They have made some really useful resources for treating social anxiety

Social anxiety

Information Sheets

  1. What is social anxiety?
  2. What can be done about social anxiety?
  3. Calming technique: breathing
  4. Progressive muscle relaxation
  5. Improving how you feel
  6. Thinking and feeling
  7. Analysing your thinking
  8. Changing your thinking
  9. Unhelpful thinking styles
  10. What are core beliefs?
  11. Situational exposure
  12. Staying healthy


  1. Anxiety symptoms record
  2. Breathing rate record
  3. Monitoring your relaxation level
  4. Weekly activity schedule
  5. Weekly goals record
  6. Making the connection
  7. Thought diary 1
  8. Thought diary 2
  9. Thought diary 3
  10. Thought diaries (Tri-fold)
  11. Core beliefs worksheet
  12. Situational exposure
  13. Situational exposure diary
  14. Healthy me
  15. Goal setting

Self-help Programme

  1. Overview of social anxiety
  2. The calming technique: breathing
  3. Progressive muscle relaxation
  4. The thinking-feeling connection
  5. The ABCs of thinking and feeling
  6. Unhelpful thinking styles
  7. Detective work and disputation
  8. The end result
  9. Core beliefs
  10. Graded exposure 1
  11. Graded exposure 2
  12. Self management