Prof. Anke Ehlers & Prof. David Clark

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.

 

Current PTSD treatment trial

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

Click here for further details.

 

Therapist resources

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

Realizing the Mass Public Benefit of Evidence Based Psychological Therapies: The IAPT Programme 

 Clark DM., (2018) Annu Rev Clin Psychol, 14, 159-183

 

 

Our team

Selected publications

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