May 11, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

As part of the National Social Anxiety Center’s (NSAC) service of disseminating and promoting evidence-based treatment, I’d like to share and receive feedback regarding a recent study by Warnock-Parkes et al. (2017) focused on the benefit of incorporating video feedback within CBT for social anxiety. The authors identified video feedback as helping patients to correct processing biases and develop a more realistic view of themselves and how they come across to others. The author’s results improved upon previous research (Mcmanus et al., 2009) on video feedback for SAD, and offer guidelines on their method.

The study was able to identify a specific effect of using video feedback on decreased social anxiety the following week after the intervention. Have others received feedback or gathered data on the potential longer term impact or benefit of using video feedback in individual or group CBT for SAD?

“Seeing Is Believing: Using Video Feedback in Cognitive Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder.”

Emma Warnock-Parkes, Jennifer Wild, Richard Stott, Nick Grey, Anke Ehlers, David M. Clark (2017). Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 24:2, 245-255. Link to abstract.

Robert Yeilding, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Representative of NSAC Newport Beach / Orange County (Anxiety and Depression Center)