Work Related Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Unemployed Persons With Social Anxiety Disorder. Joseph Himle , Ph.D. Director, Vivian A. & James L. Curtis Research Center, University of Michigan, School of Social Work & Department of Psychiatry
Joseph Himle, Ph.D.
Director, Vivian A. & James L. Curtis Research Center, University of Michigan, School of Social Work & Department of Psychiatry
Ed Steinberger, M.A., Wayne Laviolette, M.A., Zipora Golenberg, M.A., YolithaHill, M.A.
(Davidson et al.,1993; Schneier et al., 1994; Wittchen et al., 2000)
Tolman, R., Himle, J., Bybee, D., Abelson, J., Hoffman, J., & Van Etten-Lee, M. (2009). Impact of social anxiety disorder on employment among women receiving welfare benefits. Psychiatric Services, 60, 61-66.
SocAD was negatively associated with percentage of months worked, even after the analyses controlled for other relevant variables (e.g., demographic characteristics and human capital variables)
Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and alcohol/drug dependence were not significant predictors of the percentage of months worked in this sample.
Reviewing existing treatment manuals
Innovating to fit vocational setting and work focus
Site visit to Baltimore – JOBS program (Vinokuret al., 1995)
Input from consultants
Semi-structured interviews with JVS clients and staff
Pilot Groups with in-vivo adjustments and post-group focus interviews