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ERIC Number: EJ934918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
One-Session Exposure Treatment for Social Anxiety with Specific Fear of Public Speaking
Hindo, Cindy S.; Gonzalez-Prendes, A. Antonio
Research on Social Work Practice, v21 n5 p528-538 Sep 2011
Objectives: This pilot study evaluated the effectiveness of one-session, exposure-based therapy, to treat social anxiety disorder (SAD) with specific fear of public speaking. Methods: A quasi-experimental pre-posttest design with repeated measures-within-subject Analysis of Variance and paired sample t-tests was used to compare pretest, posttest and one month follow-up scores. Individuals (n = 32), from 18 to 51 years old, 75% women, participated in three hours of graduated exposure to group public speaking exercises followed by homework between post and follow-up. Results: Significant changes were found from pre- to posttest and pretest to follow-up for all measures. No differences were found from posttest to follow-up. Conclusions: Advantages of brief treatment for SAD, limitations of the study, and implications for practice and future research are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Report of Communication Apprehension; Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory