October 18, 2010

Division 12 Survey Results Posted: Clinicians' Experiences with CBT for Panic

The Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of the American
Psychological Association (APA), has just posted the results of a survey
of clinicians' experiences in using an empirically supported treatment
(EST) cognitive-behavior therapy for treating panic disorder.  This is
part of the Society's attempt to build a two-way bridge between research
and practice. The initiative is based on the two-way communication
mechanism that physicians in the US have, where they are able to provide
feedback to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on their clinical
experiences in using a drug even after its efficacy has been demonstrated
by clinical trials. In a similar way, the Society's initiative seeks to
close the gap between therapy research and practice by not only having
researchers disseminate their findings from ESTs, but also by having
clinicians provide their observations on issues in need of further
research that have arisen when using these interventions in clinical

The Society will be extending this effort next by surveying clinicians on
their experiences in using ESTs in the treatment of (1) general anxiety
disorder and (2) social anxiety disorder (social phobia).
The findings of the clinical survey on panic disorder are currently
available on the Society's Web site (http://www.div12.org/PanicSurvey),
and will be published in The Clinical Psychologist later this year as:
American Psychological Association (APA) Division 12 Committee on Building
a Two-Way Bridge Between Research and Practice (2010). Clinicians'
Experiences in using an Empirically Support Treatment (EST) for Panic
Disorder: Results of a Survey. The Clinical Psychologist.

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