Social phobia is a fear that many people have experienced at some point in their lives. This book examines this disorder through an interpersonal approach. Stravynski articulates why social phobia can only be described in interpersonal terms. The organization of the book is well done and broken into five distinct parts: (1) conceptual framework, (2) defining social phobia, (3) causes of social phobia, (4) application of the interpersonal approach, and (5) conclusion. This layout gives the reader a step-by-step process to understand social phobia and apply the principles of interpersonal approach through assessment and treatment. This book is helpful to any therapist, researcher, or anyone experiencing social phobia.

At the beginning of each chapter, the author explains his goals or specific ideas he wants the reader to come away with. Chapter 1 focuses on the theoretical framework Stravynski proposes. First, he defines interpersonal...

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