INTERVIEWS WITH
SOCIAL ANXIETY RESEARCHERS

OPTIMIZING EXPOSURE THERAPY


What is the most effective exposure therapy method for social anxiety? Should exposures be aimed at reducing fear during the exposures themselves (habituation), or should exposures be designed toward enhancing learning (that the fearful predictions which socially anxious people have are highly distorted)? Dr. Michael Treanor, PhD, Assistant Project Scientist at the Anxiety and Depression Research Center at UCLA, answered important questions related to the current OptEx (Optimizing Exposure Therapy) Study during an interview with Dr. Michelle Dexter, PhD, Board Member of the National Social Anxiety Center and representative of NSAC Los Angeles. Listen to the interview here: