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Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapies: Turning On, Tuning In, and (not) Dropping Out

June 26, 2014
Recorded in June, 2014

This presentation was given at the Creating and Sustaining Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice conference that was held on June 26-27, 2014.
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The evidence base for computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT) is expanding rapidly. Recent reviews and meta-analyses have produced promising findings regards to CCBT in terms of effectiveness and acceptability. This presentation introduces computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT) within its international context. Excerpts from empirically supported CCBT programs will be demonstrated and the evidence base for CCBT evaluated.

Learning Objectives

Following the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss examples of CCBT in practice at the individual case and service level
  • Consider the advantages and limitations of using CCBT resources including availability, acceptability and flexibility
  • Examine challenges for the implementation and optimisation of CCBT in routine care
  • Identify good practice guidelines for individual practitioners and healthcare organizations for improving uptake, engagement and completion of CCBT programs to enhance sustainable user benefits
  • Explore future directions for research and practice


Kate Cavanagh, PhD 

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Sussex, UK

Dr. Kate Cavanagh is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Interactive Wellbeing Lab and at the University of Sussex, UK. Her research interests include the development, evaluation and implementation of self-help and e-mental health technologies for common mental health problems. Dr. Cavanagh has published widely on the topics of Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT), internet interventions, e-mental health, increasing access to psychological therapies and self-help.
Dr. Cavanagh is President-Elect of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII), and a Founding Director of their European partner organisation – European Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ESRII). She is also a member of the British Psychological Society and British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. She is a consultant to a number of international research projects exploring the implementation of CCBT.


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