Abeditehrani, H., Dijk, C., Neyshabouri, M. D., & Arntz, A. (2020). Beneficial Effects of Role Reversal in Comparison to role-playing on negative cognitions about Other's Judgments for Social Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 101599. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2020.101599
Abeditehrani, H., Dijk, C., Toghchi, MS, & Arntz, A. (2020). Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy and Psychodrama for Social Anxiety Disorder: An Intervention Description and an Uncontrolled Pilot Trial. Clinical Psychology in Europe , 2 (1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.32872/cpe.v2i1.2693
My Ph.D. research is focused on comparing the effectiveness of psychodrama and CBGT in the treatment of social anxiety disorder under the supervision of professor Arnoud Arntz and dr Corine Dijk. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective psychological treatment for social anxiety disorder (SAD). Nevertheless, many patients with SAD fail to respond adequately and are still symptomatic after treatment. Psychodrama is a therapeutic method that helps patients to dramatize their psychological and social problems by role-playing, rather than just talking about them. Psychodrama and CBT are often seen as complementary. My Ph.D. research aims to compare CBT, psychodrama, and their integration in group format as treatments for SAD and compare them to a waitlist condition in a randomized controlled trial.