Social Anxiety 2.0: Evidence-based Strategies, Treatments, and Management
Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D., is the founder of The Center A Place of HOPE. He is the best-selling author of 39 books, including his latest groundbreaking, Healing Depression For Life. He is a go-to media source expert for a range of behavioral-based afflictions, as well as drug and alcohol addictions. Dr. Jantz has appeared on CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, and has been interviewed for the New York Post, Associated Press, Family Circle, and Women’s Day. He is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today blogs.
Linda Mintle, Ph.D., has been involved in medical education since the 1980s when she first served on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). She directed the Eastern Virginia Family Therapy Clinic and helped develop the eating disorders unit at the medical school. Additionally, she conducted research at the Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida, taught in the PsyD programs at Regent University and Wheaton College. She later returned to EVMS in the Department of Clinical Pediatrics related to her specialty practice in eating disorders and obesity to help with community involvement to combat the childhood obesity epidemic. Her current efforts are focused on the opioid crisis related to addiction and chronic pain. Author of 20 books on various mental health issues and interpersonal relationships, Dr. Mintle is also a mental health content expert for media and national conferences. She hosts her own radio show on the weekends, blogs nationally, and enjoys travel and sports.
Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies. He is also a tenured professor of counseling and Clinical Director of the Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program in the Graduate School of Counseling at George Fox University. Dr. Sweeney is a former member of the board of directors and past president of the Association for Play Therapy, a registered play therapist-supervisor (RPT-S), and maintains a small private practice.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 12.1% of U.S. adults will experience Social Anxiety Disorder at some time in their lives, and an estimated 9.1% of adolescents will or have had Social Anxiety Disorder. Coming out of the social distancing and stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, clients with previously diagnosed social anxiety and those recently diagnosed without any prior experiences may struggle to find balance as they attempt to return to normalcy. Social Anxiety 2.0 will discuss the nature, causes, and prevalence of social anxiety and assess the latest evidence-based treatment strategies for children, adolescents, and adults with social anxiety.
- Describe the nature, causes, and prevalence of social anxiety
- Assess the latest evidence-based treatment strategies for adults with social anxiety
- Discuss the latest evidence-based treatment strategies for children with social anxiety
Course Lessons and Descriptions
SOC 101: Social Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis
Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.
In this lesson, Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D., discusses the nature, causes, and prevalence of social anxiety today. Specific attention is given to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and related losses that have compounded this mental health challenge.
Run Time: 59:20
SOC 102: Evidence-based Treatment Strategies for Adults with Social Anxiety
Linda Mintle, Ph.D.
In this lesson, Linda Mintle, Ph.D., discusses the latest trends, issues, and evidence-based treatment strategies for adults with social anxiety.
Run Time: 1:00:06
SOC 103: Evidence-based Treatment Strategies for Children and Adolescents with Social Anxiety
Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D.
In this lesson, Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D., will discuss the latest trends, issues, and evidence-based treatment strategies for children and adolescents with social anxiety.
Run Time: 1:00:56
3.0 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW.
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