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A residential interpersonal treatment for social phobia.


A residential interpersonal treatment for social phobia social phobia
A psychiatric disorder characterized by anxiety about being in public or social gatherings. Also called social anxiety disorder.

Ed. by Asle Hoffart et al.

Nova Science Publishers


106 pages




This volume outlines a residential interpersonal psychotherapy interpersonal psychotherapy Psychiatry A semistructured treatment in which the Pt is educated about depression and depressive Sx, and the Pt's relation to the environment, especially social functioning; unlike traditional psychotherapy, IP focuses on the present  program for the treatment of social phobia, which was developed from a research project comparing the program with cognitive therapy cognitive therapy
Any of a variety of techniques in psychotherapy that utilize guided self-discovery, imaging, self-instruction, and related forms of elicited cognitions as the principal mode of treatment.
. The program, which took place in a tertiary care tertiary care Managed care The most specialized health care, administered to Pts with complex diseases who may require high-risk pharmacologic regimens, surgical procedures, or high-cost high-tech resources; TC is provided in 'tertiary care centers', often  residential setting new Oslo, Norway, focused on patients with more chronic and severe social phobia and was extended to include those with severe or recurrent depression. The authors explain the interpersonal model, basic principles for its use with social phobia, the treatment setting for the program, use of individual and group therapy, and sessions. They also detail the program's origins in a group that was part of a study that used treatment for avoidant personality disorder avoidant personality disorder Psychology A pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation, which begins by early adulthood, and is present in various contexts
 with integrated challenges related to hiking activities. The final chapter briefly evaluates the program. The authors, from Norway and the US, are psychologists, a social worker, an occupational therapist, a psychiatric nurse, and psychiatrists.

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