The MISA program consists of a treatment program, with a group format, aimed at people suffering from social anxiety or who have been diagnosed with a social anxiety disorder, social phobia or avoidance personality disorder.
How does it apply
The program is carried out with groups of 6 to 8 people who meet once a week for four months. Each session has a 2½ hours length. Participants use a patient workbook to follow the sessions and perform the exercises at home, a book provided by the center that carries it out. At the moment and in some countries, this book is funded by the research project recently granted to part of our team by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.
Requirements to participate in the program
The only requirements to participate in the program are: 1) suffer from social anxiety, 2) be motivated to follow the program for four months without missing any session, 3) have time to attend weekly sessions, and 4) undergo the 2 assessment sessions prior to the program to verify that the person really has social anxiety.
At this time, participation in the program is free, since part of it is funded by the research project recently granted to part of our team by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. Therefore, we encourage those people for whom social anxiety has a negative impact on their lives to sign up for this program if they are sufficiently motivated, since the program will not always be free.
Where the program is currently applied
The program is currently being applied in Spain (FUNVECA Clinical Psychology Center, Granada) and in other Latin American countries that will be included soon in this section.
More information about the program
Those who want to have more information about the program with the aim of deciding if they wish to participate in it, can write directly to the clinic’s email: clínica.firstname.lastname@example.org