Treating anxiety and depressive disorders online : understanding the current status

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Richardson, Amanda J
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, c2009
The field of counselling has started to incorporate advanced communication technology as a way to increase therapy access to clients. There is a mounting body of research regarding the use of these technologies to deliver viable online treatment for many mental health disorders. This project aims to clarify the current status of treating anxiety and depressive disorders online. The project is an extensive review of the literature related to the online treatment of anxiety and depression, including theoretical approaches to treatment, a review of the research on the effectiveness of existing online therapeutic programs, and a discussion of key ethical considerations. The goal of the project is to provide research-based recommendations for therapists interested in incorporating advanced communication technology into their current practice.
x, 93 leaves ; 29 cm
Internet in psychotherapy , Counseling -- Computer network resources , Mental health counseling , Anxiety disorders -- Treatment , Depression, Mental -- Treatment , Cognitive therapy