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About OxCadat Social Anxiety Research team (Oxford University)

The leading UK Social Anxiety Research Team is OxCadat
It is lead by Professor David M Clark of the “Clark and Wells CBT Model”, alongside Professor Anke Ehlers and Research Clinical Pschologist Dr Emma Warnock-Parkes

From their Website:
The Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (OxCADAT) aims to improve the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders. We currently focus on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia).

We work to improve understanding of the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders and stress-related disorders to develop more effective and efficient psychological therapies. Past successes of the Centre’s research team, which is led by Professor David M Clark and Professor Anke Ehlers, include developing specialised forms of cognitive therapy that are now recommended by NICE as first line treatments for panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder. We are also working on making delivery of the treatments more efficient through blended therapy and digital delivery.

Our Centre works to improve the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders. We currently focus on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia). We support a closely integrated programme of psychopathology studies, treatment development work and randomized controlled trials. We work closely with the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma in London, founded by Professors Clark, Ehlers and Salkovskis in 2000.

The OxCadat team have also developed the OXCADAT THERAPIST RESOURCES WEBSITE, which include videos intended to aid therapists treating clients using the specialised cognitive therapies developed from our models of PTSD (Ehlers and Clark, 2000), social anxiety disorder (Clark and Wells, 1995), and panic disorder (Clark 1986, 1988) please visit the OxCADAT Resources website.

Further Reseach Articles of General Interest
Understanding Social Anxietyin Adolescents and Improving Treatment Outcomes: Applying Cognitive Model of Clark and Wells (1995)
The Role of the Amygdala in Anxiety Disorders
Social Phobia: The Role of In-Situation Safety Behaviors in Maintaining Anxiety and Negative Beliefs