Social Anxiety Course
The CCI Social Anxiety Course is a structured group treatment focused on equipping you with practical skills and strategies to overcome social anxiety. Our treatment uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is based on the concept that our emotions and actions are largely influenced by our thoughts. Research has shown that people tend to think unhelpful thoughts when they are feeling socially anxious. CBT can teach you techniques and strategies to modify unhelpful thoughts and behaviours so that you can better manage your social anxiety.
- Education about social anxiety
- Cognitive therapy (identifying, questioning and changing unhelpful thoughts)
- Exposure therapy (devising a plan for gradually approaching feared situations)
- Attention training (being more able to take in what is happening around us)
- Developing a realistic self-image of how we appear to others when we are anxious.
Each Social Anxiety Course runs for 12 weekly sessions of 2 hours, with a follow-up session 4 weeks after the 12th session; groups are run periodically throughout the year. All appointments take place during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). The Social Anxiety Course is run by clinical psychologists and is held at our clinic in Perth, Western Australia. As CCI forms part of the public mental health system, the service we offer is free. There is typically a waiting list for our service, which can be several months. If you are interested in attending the Social Anxiety Course at CCI, please ask your GP or psychiatrist to refer you to our service.
For more information, see our Social Anxiety Course brochure:
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