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dc.contributor.authorO'Shannessy, Dustin M
dc.contributor.authorWaters, Allison M
dc.contributor.authorDonovan, Caroline L
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the preliminary acceptability and efficacy of an intensive, group-based, disorder-specific cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) intervention for adolescents with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Fourteen Australian adolescents with SAD (78.6% female, M age = 13.93 years) and their parents completed the program plus measures of treatment satisfaction, and provided feedback. Clinical interviews and surveys were administered pre-treatment, post-treatment, and at 6-month follow-up to determine diagnostic status and assess related variables. Post-treatment satisfaction scores were very high for adolescents and parents. Post-treatment, 32.3% of participants no longer met criteria for SAD diagnosis, increasing to 42.9% at follow-up. Participants showed sizeable reductions in comorbid diagnoses, significant improvements in global functioning, social anxiety symptoms, and internalising symptoms from pre- to post-treatment (maintained at follow-up), and significant improvements in social skills and social competence from pre-treatment to follow-up. This study supports the use of an intensive CBT program for adolescents with SAD.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalChild Psychiatry & Human Development
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical psychology
dc.subject.keywordsAdolescent psychopathology
dc.subject.keywordsCognitive behavioural therapy
dc.subject.keywordsSocial anxiety disorder
dc.subject.keywordsSocial phobia
dc.titleFeasibility of an Intensive, Disorder-Specific, Group-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Intervention for Adolescents with Social Anxiety Disorder.
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationO'Shannessy, DM; Waters, AM; Donovan, CL, Feasibility of an Intensive, Disorder-Specific, Group-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Intervention for Adolescents with Social Anxiety Disorder, Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 2021
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gro.griffith.authorO'Shannessy, Dustin M.
gro.griffith.authorDonovan, Caroline L.
gro.griffith.authorWaters, Allison M.

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