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- Dissemination of therapist-assisted internet cognitive behaviour therapy: development and open pilot study of a workshop
- Hadjistavropoulos, Heather D.; Thompson, Maureen J.; Klein, Britt; Austin, David W.
- There is considerable research suggesting that therapist-assisted Internet cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT) is efficacious in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Given this research, there is a growing interest in training students in therapist-assisted ICBT in order to assist with the dissemination of this emerging modality into routine clinical practice. In this study, we developed, delivered, and evaluated a therapist-assisted ICBT workshop for clinical psychology graduate students (n = 20). The workshop provided both research evidence and practical information related to the delivery of therapist-assisted ICBT. The workshop also incorporated an experiential component with students working on and discussing responses to client e-mails. Before and after the workshop, we measured knowledge of therapist-assisted ICBT research and professional practice issues, as well as attitudes towards and confidence in delivering therapist-assisted ICBT. Statistically significant changes were observed in all areas. Eighty-five per cent of students are now offering therapist-assisted ICBT under supervision. We conclude by discussing future research directions related to disseminating therapist-assisted ICBT.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Vol. 41, no. 3 (2012), pp. 230-240
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences
- Anxiety; Cognitive behaviour therapy; Depression; Internet; Internet cognitive behaviour therapy; Knowledge; Online therapy; Training
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2012 Swedish Association for Behaviour Therapy.
- Additional information
- The authors acknowledge support from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation.
- Peer reviewed