Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2023

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Counseling


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Taryn Akgul, Jessica Brown


Therapeutic treatments, social anxiety disorder, sophomore students, evidence-based treatments



Anxiety is something that affects millions of people worldwide. This literature review’s objective is to assess social anxiety disorder among sophomore students. Social anxiety disorder varies from individual to individual, therefore, it is important to place emphasis on a specific age group. Three evidence-based treatment options will be utilized throughout the literature review including school-based skills training programs, strategies to promote positive psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapies. Recognizing how social anxiety affects the body, utilizing positive self-talk strategies, and learning stress reduction skills are all essential to encouraging stronger communication skills and overall academic achievement. These are a few of the larger factors that will be taken into consideration when creating a group manual. Evidence-based methods have been found to be the most successful in the management of social anxiety disorder. Therefore, the group manual will utilize these methods and will describe a variety of effective techniques that can impact students.

Keywords: sophomore students, social anxiety disorder, evidence-based treatments

Included in

Counseling Commons



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