Social anxiety, a fear and avoidance of social or performance situations because of possible scrutiny by others, is a commonly diagnosed anxiety disorder. Being able to understand and manage your social fears can be life changing. You’ll define social anxiety and identify its three components and possible causes. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies to cope with social anxiety, including systematic graduated exposure, and cognitive restructuring, will be introduced. This course is primarily for those with social anxiety; friends and family are also welcome to attend.
Note: Course withdrawal must occur at least 48 hours prior to course commencement to receive a refund less a $25 administration fee.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).