College London. And anticipating negative judgments can
make young people anxious and self-conscious, which can
mean that young people lose their social skills or fail to
develop them in the first place.
YP Face IT teaches users how to overcome negative
thoughts about their appearance as well as how to handle social
situations, such as answering questions about their conditions,
coping with teasing and bullying and making the most of their
body language and verbal skills. Participants can also find
support through a discussion forum. Throughout the program,
a psychologist or other health-care professional monitors users’
progress and can suggest more intensive help if necessary.
While Williamson and her colleagues are still evaluating
YP Face IT, preliminary results suggest that it decreases social
anxiety scores and increases assertiveness and social skills.
For Gorbatenko-Roth, all this activity by psychologists is a
“Dermatologists and other health-care providers are
out there doing the best they can for patients, but they’re
frustrated, because they see their patients’ emotional distress
but typically have neither the time nor the tools to fully
address it,” she says, urging psychologists to attend the
APMNA’s next annual conference in San Francisco in March.
“This is a great role for psychologists.” n
Rebecca A. Clay is a journalist in Washington, D.C.
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