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H. (Hanieh) Abeditehrani

PhD Candidate
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Clinical Psychology

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
Postal address
  • Postbus 15933
    1001 NK Amsterdam
Contact details
  • PhD Research

    My PhD research is focused on comparing the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy, effectiveness of cognitive behavioral group therapy, psychodrama, and their integration for treatment
    of social anxiety disorder in a randomized controlled trial. Although cognitive behavioral group therapy (CBGT) is an effective treatment for social anxiety disorder, many socially anxious patients are still symptomatic after treatment. A possible improvement for CBGT could come from the more experiential group psychotherapy, psychodrama (PD). The integration of CBGT and PD (labeled CBPT) might offer an even more effective treatment than CBGT or PD alone. With the present study, we investigated first whether three kinds of group therapy (CBGT, PD, and CBPT) are superior to a waitlist (WL). Second, we investigated whether CBPT is more effective than CBGT or PD alone. This study conducted under the supervision of prof. dr. Arnoud Arntz and dr. Corine Dijk. 


  • Publications



    • Abeditehrani, H., Dijk, C., Dehghani Neyshabouri, M., & Arntz, A. (2021). Beneficial Effects of Role Reversal in Comparison to role-playing on negative cognitions about Other’s Judgments for Social Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 70, Article 101599. [details]


    • Abeditehrani, H., Dijk, C., Sahragard Toghchi, M., & Arntz, A. (2020). Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy and Psychodrama for Social Anxiety Disorder: An Intervention Description and an Uncontrolled Pilot Trial. Clinical Psychology in Europe, 2(1), Article e2693. [details]


    Prize / grant

    • Abeditehrani, H. (2021). Best poster award in the 50th EABCT Congress (European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies) 8th-11th September 2021. Belfast, Northern Ireland..


    • Abeditehrani, H. (participant) (8-9-2021 - 11-9-2021). 50th European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapists (EABCT). Belfast, Northern Ireland (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Abeditehrani, H. (participant) (13-5-2021 - 15-5-2021). 10th International Congress of Cognitive PsychotherapyVirtual congress (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Abeditehrani, H. (participant) (13-2-2021 - 27-2-2021). American Group Psychotherapy Association (Virtual AGPA CONNECT 13-14-19-25-27 February 2021). (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Abeditehrani, H. (participant) (17-7-2019 - 20-7-2019). 9th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies 2019, Berlin (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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