Breaking Free: Understanding and Overcoming Social Anxiety

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Join us this February for a series of free online presentations by experts, exploring the diversity of human experience through the lens of psychology.

Individuals with social anxiety fear social or performance situations where they may be embarrassed. During this talk, we will discuss what social anxiety disorder looks like as well as thoughts and behaviours that perpetuate anxiety. We will also discuss cognitive behavioural strategies that are used to help overcome social anxiety. 


The presenter's bio


Dr. Valerie Caldeira is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologist of BC. She completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Victoria. She is the clinic director of Dr. Valerie Caldeira, Registered Psychologist and Associates, where she provides psychological treatment to children, adolescents, and adults for anxiety, stress, depression, chronic pain, managing life transitions, and relationship challenges. Dr. Caldeira’s primary therapeutic orientation is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), but she also draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).