1st Edition

Internet-Delivered CBT Distinctive Features

By Gerhard Andersson Copyright 2025
    220 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    220 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Internet-Delivered CBT: Distinctive Features offers a concise overview of how internet-delivered CBT and related methods (such as smartphones) can be used as single interventions as well as part of regular CBT in the form of “blended treatments”. The book also describes different applications and adaptions of internet treatments for different target groups (young persons, adults and older adults) and cultures/languages.

    The book is in the style of A-Z, which means that all stages will be described from assessment/case formulation, treatment and how clinicians can/should support the treatments, evaluations and also new findings regarding the role of tailoring treatments based on client problem profile and preferences.

    The book is written for clinical psychologists, psychotherapists and also students in these fields. It is also suitable for researchers in the field of digital treatments.

    List of figures and tables


    Part I: Background, techniques and assumptions

    1. Introduction

    2. Self-help treatments and bibliotherapy

    3. Computerized CBT

    4. The internet and its role for CBT

    5. How to set up a treatment platform

    6. Internet-based assessment procedures

    7. Use of smartphone apps, wearables, gamification, virtual reality and cognitive bias modification

    8. Video therapy

    9. Specific assumptions and theories

    10. ICBT as education

    11. How to develop new treatments

    12. How to evaluate treatments

    13. Adaptions and the role of culture

    14. Different ways to support

    15. The treatment process in research trials and in the clinic


    Part II: Applications and practice of ICBT

    16. Therapist behaviour and the role of the alliance

    17. Internet treatments for anxiety: children and adolescents

    18. Internet treatments for anxiety: adults

    19. Internet treatments for anxiety: older adults

    20. Internet treatments for depression: children and adolescents

    21. Internet treatments for depression: adults

    22. Internet treatments for depression: older adults

    23. Transdiagnostic and tailored internet treatments

    24. Problem-focused internet treatments I

    25. Problem-focused internet treatments II

    26. Eating disorders, insomnia, stress, sexual health and neurological conditions

    27. Somatic disorders

    28. Other treatment orientations

    29. Experiences of clients and clinicians

    30. Future directions and concluding remarks.





    Gerhard Andersson is full professor in clinical psychology and a world leading researcher in the field of internet-delivered psychological treatments. He has published many studies and books and is among the most cited researchers in clinical psychology in the world. He is also a trained CBT psychotherapist and practices as a clinical psychologist.