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Table 1 Content of the internet-based self-help program for SAD[29]

From: Internet-based individually versus group guided self-help treatment for social anxiety disorder: protocol of a randomized controlled trial

Session 1: Motivational enhancement Reasons to initiate change, definition of goals, recording of difficult social situations
Session 2: Psychoeducation Information on SAD and its maintaining processes such as negative beliefs, self-focused attention and safety behaviors
Development of an individual model for SAD
Session 3: Cognitive Restructuring Identification and modification of dysfunctional assumptions using a thought record
Session 4: Self focused attention Various exercises to reduce self-focused attention, e.g. short behavioral experiments
Session 5: Behavioral experiments Planning and implementation of in vivo exposures
Session 6: Summary and Repetition Summary of the key elements of the treatment with emphasis on the importance of repeated practice (e.g. in vivo exposure)
Session 7: Healthy lifestyle and problem solving Information on healthy lifestyle behavior (physical exercise and nutrition)
Development of problem solving skills
Session 8: Relapse prevention Strategies for maintaining the skills learned, preparation for possible relapse