The primary goal of this 90-minute workshop is to provide examples of adapting evidence-based interventions for social anxiety to clinical practice settings, focusing on group treatment. While effective research-based treatments exist, it can often be challenging to translate research protocols to specific clinical settings. In this workshop, the presenters will explore the challenges and lessons learned from implementing evidence-based protocols for social anxiety group treatment in a private practice setting, describing ways the protocols have been adapted and how other research-based interventions have been incorporated. By sharing the struggles and successes in implementing research protocols in the real world, the panelists will help to increase effective dissemination of evidence-based treatments in clinical practice settings and help those in attendance to apply available research to their own treatment environment.
Lauren Neaman, PsyD, ACT: National Social Anxiety Center board representative and psychologist, NSAC Chicago (Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago).
Rodney Benson, PhD, ACT: executive director, founder and psychologist, Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago (NSAC Chicago).
Jessica Albright, LCPC, MA: counselor, Collins Oldham Clinical Group.
Kathryn Riehman, LPC, MEd: counselor, Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago (NSAC Chicago).
(This workshop was presented on April 6, 2018 at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference in Washington, DC.)
Our workshops and webinars are offered as an educational resource for
mental health professionals who are already familiar with cognitive and behavioral therapies.
These resources alone do not suffice as adequate training
to conduct cognitive and behavioral therapies
for those with social anxiety and related problems.