The WCBT program provided short-term WCBT to homeless, unemployed individuals with social anxiety disorder to improve mental health and employment outcomes.
WCBT was delivered in two-hour group sessions, held twice weekly. Each group had two to seven participants. Sessions focused on psychoeducational topics related to work, cognitive restructuring, social skills education, and navigating work with a social anxiety disorder. Vocational services employees who had been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders led the sessions, with two leaders per session. WCBT participants were eligible to receive 16 hours of WCBT over the course of four weeks. The study recruited homeless, unemployed individuals with social anxiety disorder who were seeking vocational services at a vocational rehabilitation center in Detroit, MI.