CCI Trials Group CBT Program for Panic Disorder
CCI Trials Group CBT for Panic Disorder
We are pleased to announce that CCI has been successful in the Innovative Future (IF) Program’s Chief Executive’s Challenge, with our application for support to trial a group CBT program for the treatment of panic disorder.
CCI has provided CBT for clients with panic disorder on an individual basis for many years. With the IF Program’s support, CCI is now in the process of developing a group protocol, which will soon be trialled to evaluate its efficacy for our clients. In line with the CBT model and existing empirical evidence, this program will include psychoeducation about panic disorder and cognitive strategies for challenging unhelpful thoughts about panic. The program will have particular emphasis on exposure-based strategies, including interoceptive exposure and in-vivo exposure, to assist clients in learning to tolerate the physical sensations associated with panic and face situations that they have been avoiding for fear of having a panic attack.
Programs at CCI are available to the residents of Western Australia with referral from a GP or psychiatrist. For more details, please explore our website or phone us on (08) 9227 4399.