Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the treatment of information processing biases associated with Social Anxiety Disorder
by Shah, Tejal, Psy.D., Pepperdine University, 2015, 98; 3731893
Abstract (Summary)

The present research is a critical analysis of the psychology literature on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a treatment for individuals with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). The primary purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive overview of the existing body of literature in the application of ACT for anxiety disorders generally, and for SAD more specifically, in order to examine the potential utility of ACT as a treatment for SAD. This includes critical analysis and synthesis of major themes in the literature pertinent to this area of inquiry. Furthermore, the study explores the connection between the individual Core Processes of ACT and information processing biases found in individuals with SAD, as a means to further understand and map out the potential therapeutic benefits with this particular population. This project additionally provides recommendations for future areas of study on the topic of ACT as an intervention for SAD.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Woo, Stephanie
Commitee: Cohen, Anat, Spangler, Shana
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 77/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology
Keywords: Acceptance therapy, Commitment therapy, Information processing biases, Social anxiety disorder
Publication Number: 3731893
ISBN: 9781339184494
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