GOAL: To provide group members with specific techniques
designed to help them reduce their anxiety enough so that they can enter
feared situations and move forward in their life. Personal motivation,
persistence, an a active ongoing recovery program are essential to be
able to achieve and sustain meaningful improvement.
DATES: Fourteen Saturdays 4-19-14 through 7-19-14.
TIME: 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM (3 hours) From 1:00 PM to
2:00 PM Cognitive Psycho-educational and from 2:00 PM to
4:00 PM Behavioral Experiments.
LOCATION: 444 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 333, Arcadia,
Preferred group size is 6 members-maximum 8.
COST: $80.00 per each 3 hour, Saturday group CCBT session. In addition, as a condition of acceptance approved group members agree to purchase from SAI their own copy of Dr. Richards' audio tape/CD series "Overcoming Social Anxiety: Step by Step." These tapes/CD's/audio downloads are needed for pre-group therapy assignments appoximately one week before the actual start date of this group.
Intake Evaluation @$120.00 needs to be completed
prior to the start of group to confirm a SAD diagnosis, readiness for
CBT group treatment and to develop a individualized hierarchy to be used
in group exposures and homework.
CONTRACT: To be considered for this group you need to
be willing and able to make a commitment to participate in the full 14
weeks of treatment. (The group contract states, in part, that the regular
group fee of $80.00 per group session will be charged for any group session
missed. The group contract is intended to foster a safe group climate for everyone by establishing clear group rules and to minimize the avoidant
behaviors often part of the SAD symptoms--such as arriving late, leaving
early or missing a group session.)
FORMAT: A specific
Cognitive-Behavioral Group Protocol along with select, social
effectiveness skills training will be used in this group. As an update, I have a new website Visit rpreuit.com