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Flashcards in Social Phobia Deck (14):
1

What is the female to male ratio of social phobia in the general population?

3:2

2

What might a client with social phobia fear?

Social interactions
Performance
Observation

3

What are the three assumptions Clark (2005) identifies in social phobia?

Excessively high standards for social performance
Conditional beliefs concerning the consequences of performing in certain ways
Unconditional negative beliefs about the self

4

With what is social phobia usually comorbid?

Specific phobia
Agoraphobia
Major depression
Alcohol abuse and dependence

5

Whose is the model of Social Phobia?

Clark and Wells

6

What do Clark and Wells state that the persistence of social phobia is due to?

A shift by the client to an internal focus
The use of internal information to infer how one appears to others
Safety behaviours

7

What are the three types of internal information that people with social phobia become aware of?

Anxious feelings
Imagery - imagining how they must look to others
Felt sense - feeling of separation and difference

8

What questions are helpful when assessing social phobia?

What were you thinking before you entered/while entering/during that situation?
What was the worst thing you thought could happen?
What did you think people would notice?
What would that mean? What would be so bad about that?
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU DO TO TRY TO COME ACROSS WELL?

9

What are the common thinking errors in social phobia?

Mind reading
Fortune telling
Catastrophising
Personalisation
Projected self-appraisal

10

What processes need to be stopped in social phobia?

Anticipatory processing and post-mortem(ing)

11

What are the distinctive difficulties of working with someone with social phobia as identified by Bennett-Levy et al (2004)?

Wandering attention
Contamination
Rejection
Acceptability
Goals
Mind-reading

12

Who identified the distinctive difficulties of therapy with people with social phobia?

Bennett-Levy et al. (2004)

13

What are the two steps to altering wandering attention in social phobia?

Deciding to stop focusing on internal symptoms
Deciding what to focus on instead

14

What should be done when someone with social phobia perceives that they are being rejected?

Work on the meaning of this rather than the probability of its reoccurrence.