The Effect of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Social Anxiety Among Adult Stutters

Technium Social Sciences Journal, Vol. 20, 540-545, June, 2021 ISSN: 2668-7798

7 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2022

Date Written: June 2021

Abstract

Social anxiety is a chronic disorder that affects about half of all people who stutter. As a result, there is a need for individuals with this disorder to be assessed and treated. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has successfully reduced anxiety symptoms in adults who stutter. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a cognitive behavior therapy(CBT) program in reducing social anxiety among adults who stutter. This study included 16 participants, (12) male and (4) female. The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) was recorded for pre and post-intervention in a twelve-week CBT program. The findings highlighted the importance of assessing and treating social anxiety among adults who stuttered and indicated that the CBT intervention significantly reduced social anxiety among participants in this research.

Keywords: Social Anxiety, Stutter, CBT

Suggested Citation

Kakamad, Karwan, The Effect of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Social Anxiety Among Adult Stutters (June 2021). Technium Social Sciences Journal, Vol. 20, 540-545, June, 2021 ISSN: 2668-7798, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4206996

Karwan Kakamad (Contact Author)

Soran University ( email )

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