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The image is comprised of two separate photos. The photo of the left depicts a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) face-to-face session and the photo on the right depicts a patients using the Social Anxiety Internet Therapy website using CBT. OxCADAT
A therapy session and a patient working on Social Anxiety Internet Therapy

The Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (OxCADAT) aims to improve the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders. We currently focus on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia). 

We work to improve understanding of the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders and develop more effective and efficient psychological therapies. Past successes of the Centre’s research team, which is led by Professor David M Clark and Professor Anke Ehlers, include developing specialised forms of cognitive therapy that are now recommended by NICE as first line treatments for panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder.

Pure genius with a real-world application - American Psychological Association Awards Committee

 

Our Centre works to improve the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders. We currently focus on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia). We support a closely integrated programme of psychopathology studies, treatment development work and randomized controlled trials. We work closely with the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma in London, founded by Professors Clark, Ehlers and Salkovskis in 2000.

We are recruiting for a new trial of psychological treatments for PTSD.

 

Our team

Selected publications

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