You are here

Randomized Pilot Study of Motivation Enhancement Therapy to Increase Utilization of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety

Title: A Randomized Pilot Study of Motivation Enhancement Therapy to Increase Utilization of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety.
46 views
16 downloads
Name(s): Buckner, Julia D., author
Schmidt, Norman Bradley, professor directing dissertation
Pfeiffer, Steven, outside committee member
Gerend, Mary, committee member
Heimberg, Richard G., committee member
Joiner, Thomas E., Jr., committee member
Maner, Jon K., committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Despite the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), most socially anxious individuals do not seek treatment. The current study evaluated the efficacy of three-session motivation enhancement therapy (MET) designed to increase CBT utilization among those with social anxiety. Twenty-seven non-treatment-seeking socially anxious individuals (92.6% of whom had social anxiety disorder) were randomly assigned to either MET for CBT (n=12) or a psychoeducation control condition (n = 15). After the intervention, 41.7% of MET participants attended at least one session of CBT compared to 13.3% of controls. Further, willingness to schedule a CBT appointment increased at a significantly greater rate in the MET condition. Results suggest MET for CBT may be a time-efficient means to increase CBT utilization among socially anxious individuals.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2793 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2008.
Date of Defense: May 20, 2008.
Keywords: Motivation Enhancement Therapy, Social Anxiety Disorder, Treatment-Seeking
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Norman Bradley Schmidt, Professor Directing Dissertation; Steven Pfeiffer, Outside Committee Member; Mary Gerend, Committee Member; Richard G. Heimberg, Committee Member; Thomas E. Joiner, Jr., Committee Member; Jon K. Maner, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-2793
Owner Institution: FSU

Choose the citation style.
Buckner, J. D. (2008). A Randomized Pilot Study of Motivation Enhancement Therapy to Increase Utilization of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-2793