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Social Effectiveness Therapy

Samuel M. Turner, Ph.D.
Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D.
Michele R. Cooley-Quille, Ph.D.


The SET is a behavioural treatment program for adults that reduces social anxiety, improves interpersonal skills, and increases one’s range of social activities. Exercises in flexibility, exposure to anxiety-inducing situations, and role-playing are incorporated. Individual sessions include imaginal and in vivo exposure to address fear-inducing situations unique to each client. The program consists of 28 sessions that are usually spread out over a four-month period. The SET workbook contains weekly assignments for the client. 
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Scales & Forms

  • Social Phobia
  • Anxiety
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Samuel M. Turner, Ph.D.,
Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., &
Michele R. Cooley-Quille, Ph.D.

Age Range 18 years and older

Administration Time 28 sessions over a 4-month period

Administration Type Self-report

Qualification Level B

  • Handscored