Cognitive and Mindfulness (CAM) Training for Adults with Social Anxiety Disorder
We are offering programs to adults with social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia). All eligible participants will be administered evaluations (diagnostic interviewing, questionnaires, functional neuroimaging (fMRI) and the program (cognitive-behavioral or mindfulness meditation training) with experienced instructors and clinicians.
Our goal is to better understand how and why different trainings will reduce social anxiety symptoms. This is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills for yourself and to help us refine trainings for the benefit of thousands of others who also suffer from social anxiety.
In this study, participants will be randomly assigned (meaning that participants and experimenters do not get to choose) to one of three programs: 12-sessions of small group cognitive-behavioral training, 12-sessions of small group mindfulness meditation training, or a 3-month waitlist group that will subsequently be randomly assigned to either the cognitive-behavioral or mindfulness meditation training.
About the trainings:
Mindfulness meditation training teaches a variety of mind and body awareness techniques that help reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress, or pain. Cognitive-behavioral training teaches techniques that help to modify maladaptive or ineffective patterns of thinking and beliefs about oneself and the world.
To Participate in the Study:
The first step is to complete the online screener. This will help us determine if you are eligible and if this study is right for you. Please DO NOT use your name anywhere on the screener. Please use the confidential identification number (e.g., CAM1001) that we will assign to you. Please email us for your ID number. We thank you in advance for providing accurate responses to the questions.
If you are eligible, we will contact you to schedule the in-person diagnostic interview with one of our clinical psychologists.
The first step is to complete the online screener. To access the online screeners please click here
To receive an ID number, please email us at: StanfordCAMstudy@gmail.com