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.
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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.
If you would like to view our new therapist resources webpages, which include videos intended to aid therapists treating clients using the specialised cognitive therapies developed from our models of PTSD (Ehlers and Clark, 2000), social anxiety disorder (Clark and Wells, 1995), and panic disorder (Clark 1986, 1988) please click here.
Recent article on IAPT
Clark DM., (2018) Annu Rev Clin Psychol, 14, 159-183
Advancing cognitive therapy for anxiety disorders and PTSD (Wellcome trust, Pls Ehlers and Clark)
Preventing PTSD, depression and associated physical health problems in emergency workers (MQ, PI Dr Wild)
- Professor David Clark's significant new publication in The Lancet
- Information on supporting children and adolescents after major trauma
- The Oxford University impacts video about the IAPT programme is now online: https://youtu.be/KwZfee2erkw