Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Explainers


These videos explain the rational for using exposure therapy in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Some are general and transdiagnostic while others describe applications specific to certain diagnoses.


Social Anxiety Disorder

  • This video describes social anxiety disorder (SAD) generally and provides a rational for the use of exposure therapy for the treatment of SAD. The video includes an explanation of the role of avoidance and safety behaviors as well as likelihood bias and cost bias. An example of how exposure therapy is used to treat a fear of dogs is provided first to aid in understanding followed by an explanation for how exposure therapy is used to treat SAD (using speech exposures as an example).