A case study illustrating therapist-assisted internet cognitive behavior therapy for depression

Pugh,NE, Hadjistavropoulos,HD, Klein,B and Austin,DW 2014, A case study illustrating therapist-assisted internet cognitive behavior therapy for depression, Cognitive and behavioral practice, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 64-77, doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2013.08.002.

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Title A case study illustrating therapist-assisted internet cognitive behavior therapy for depression
Author(s) Pugh,NE
Austin,DWORCID iD for Austin,DW orcid.org/0000-0002-1296-3555
Journal name Cognitive and behavioral practice
Volume number 21
Issue number 1
Start page 64
End page 77
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2014-02
ISSN 1077-7229
Keyword(s) Case study
Internet cognitive behavior therapy
Therapist assistance
Social Sciences
Psychology, Clinical
Summary Randomized controlled trials show that therapist-assisted Internet cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) is efficacious in the treatment of depression. Given that this is a novel way of delivering cognitive behavior therapy, however, clinical service providers may have questions about how to provide therapist-assisted ICBT in clinical practice, particularly with respect to therapist assistance. To exemplify this approach, we present a case study of an older adult male who received 12 modules of therapist-assisted ICBT for depression over the course of 5. months. Highlights of the therapeutic exchanges that occurred over email are provided to illustrate the type of information clients may share with therapists and the nature of therapist assistance. Treatment progress was assessed via self-report questionnaires measuring depression, anxiety, and adjustment. Consistent with the research evidence, significant improvement was observed on all symptom measures at posttreatment. Satisfaction with the therapist-assisted ICBT program and a strong therapeutic alliance was also reported. The case will expand clinician understanding of therapist-assisted ICBT and may serve to stimulate clinician interest in the provision of therapist-assisted ICBT. Future research directions stemming from this case are presented. © 2013 .
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.cbpra.2013.08.002
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30070081

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