Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

827

Author

Samantha Brin

Date

2013

Date of Award

4-22-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work

Major

Social Work

Committee Chair

Catherine Simmons

Committee Member

Steven Soifer

Abstract

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is characterized by fear of embarrassment. A common treatment for SAD is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which can be delivered individually or in group settings. For the following research paper, a CBT group was administered to 4 individuals diagnosed with SAD in a real-world setting. The group lasted 6 weeks and utilized CBT interventions including psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, and exposure simulations. Psychological Symptoms Scan (Psych-Scan), Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN), and Clinical Global Impression Scale (CGI) were utilized to measure the severity of clients’ anxiety and depression symptomology before and after treatment. The SPIN pre and posttest showed statistically significant improvements (t(3) = 2.34, p = .05); as did the CGI pre and posttests (t(3) = 5, p = .007). In addition to these measures, weekly monitoring forms were kept by each participant to self-monitor anxiety and depression levels, as well as times they practiced exposures.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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