1st Edition

The Internet and CBT A Clinical Guide

By Gerhard Andersson Copyright 2015
    154 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Comprehensive and practical, The Internet and CBT: A Clinical Guide describes how cognitive behavioural therapy can be delivered via the Internet, email, open access programmes, online communities and via smartphone. Detailing how these alternative methods of CBT support can be integrated within a busy practice, it is invaluable for all CBT clinicians and students wishing to find out more about assessing and supporting people in innovative ways. This book enables you to:

      • Learn how to best give advice concerning online support communities and when to recommend guided self help online
      • Understand how to integrate online and smartphone CBT delivery into your daily practice
      • Explore the resources and treatment programmes available
      • Perform online assessments
      • Guide and supervise the people in your care
      • Comprehend issues of patient confidentiality and what you need to do to ensure safe and ethical practice

    With its no-nonsense and down-to-earth approach, this book covers the dos and don'ts of CBT delivery online and via smartphone and provides a highly accessible guide for students and practitioners wishing to incorporate online CBT into their work. It will be of great interest to CBT clinicians, psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and mental health nurses.


    Resources on the Internet

    Online support groups

    Assessments over the Internet

    Open access and unguided treatment programs

    Guided Internet-based CBT (ICBT) programs: introduction

    Guided ICBT: Depression

    Guided ICBT: anxiety disorders

    Guided ICBT: somatic conditions

    Other applications of the Internet

    Conclusions and future directions


    Dr Gerhard Andersson, Ph.D. is a full professor of Clinical Psychology at Linköping University in the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning. He is also affiliated at the Karolinska Institutet, in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Psychiatry. His clinical work is mainly devoted to audiology and he has a part-time position as clinical psychologist at the Department of Audiology, Linköping University Hospital. Professor Andersson was educated at Uppsala University, Department of Psychology, and has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and in Medicine. He is trained as a CBT therapist and has a license and graduate diploma as a psychotherapist. Professor Andersson has published over 380 research papers and 14 books. He has supervised many students in the field of internet interventions.