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Computerized cognitive-behaviour therapy for anxiety and depression: a practical solution to the shortage of trained therapists
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 19:03 authored by S Van den Berg, S., D A Shapiro, D Bickerstaffe, Kate CavanaghKate Cavanagh
Computerized cognitive-behaviour therapy (CCBT) programmes have been developed to help meet the enormous need for evidence-based psychological treatment of common mental health problems in the context of a severe shortage of trained therapists to meet that need. Randomized controlled trials have confirmed the efficacy of such programmes. We present the experience of a community mental health team (CMHT) resource centre with one such programme, Beating the Blues, together with outcome data on a small sample of its clients. We conclude that experience and data, taken together, demonstrate the practical benefits of CCBT in routine practice.
JournalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
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