International Group


A tentative international therapy group has been blocked off for 3 weeks in June 2018.   At present, we are gauging interest in the group's operation.   Dates are not set in stone yet, but would begin in early June to give college students a chance to participate during the summer months.  Because we do not personally know group members who may be applying, we cannot issue letters or sign documents for foreign governmens attesting to anything.   Although the Social Anxiety Institute has hosted people from around the world in the past, we may be more limited in 2018 because of current governmental laws and regulations.

Please read over the program guidelines and notice that we want to hit the ground running on the very first day.  This means you have a thorough understanding of the basic ideas, concepts, and usage of the therapy strategies taught in the series "Overcoming Social Anxiety: Step by Step".   Social anxiety CAN be overcome, and if you are motivated and persistent, you will be able to do it.   

Monday – Friday:

Time Activity
9:30 – 11:30 Comprehensive CBT with Dr. Richards
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 – 3:00

Comprehensive CBT with Dr. Richards    At the end of the day's therapy, you will plan what activities and/or behavioral experiments you wish to do that night.  


Time Activity
12:00 – 3:00 Join with the Local CBT Group for Behavioral therapy


Day for you to do planned activities or behavioral experiments with other group members

Additional Information

The schedule may vary a little from day to day.  These are approximate times.  Please note that Saturdays are an important part of the therapy program.  For your benefit and the benefit of the group, you must be motivated to commit to the 6-day a week schedule for the 3-Week Program.  Evenings will be spent socially and behaviorally with your group members.  Time spent socially with your group members outside of SAI is also an important part of the program.