Congratulations Hoa Ly (he is defending his PhD thesis today)

Today the psychologist and PhD student Hoa Ly will most likely receive his PhD degree. In Sweden the PhD defence is a public event. The supervisors have been Gerhard Andersson and Per Carlbring. Starting today at 13:00 at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning at Linköpings university Hoa will present his thesis. The thesis … Läs mer

A content analysis of client e-mails in guided internet-based cognitive behavior therapy for depression

The relationship between what a client writes when communicating with an online therapist and treatment outcome in internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) is largely unknown. The aim of our new study (published today) was to addresses if written correspondence from the client to the therapist correlate with outcome and treatment completion. A total of 29 … Läs mer

Experiences of a guided smartphone-based behavioral activation therapy for depression: A qualitative study

Recently, a number of studies have investigated treatments administered via smartphones showing that this treatment format have a potential to be effective. However, we still have limited knowledge of how patients experience this treatment format. The objective of this study was to explore participants’ views of a smartphone-based behavioral activation treatment. In-depth interviews were conducted … Läs mer

Email or phone? The relative impact on treatment engagement, therapeutic alliance and outcome

The impact of telephone versus e-mail therapist guidance on treatment outcomes, therapeutic alliance and treatment engagement in Internet-delivered CBT for depression

Internet-administered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (iCBT) is an effective treatment of depression, yet much remains to be learned about the specific mechanisms influencing symptom reduction. Although previous research has consistently shown that therapist-guided iCBT is more effective than unguided iCBT, it is unknown whether the medium used for therapist-client communication has an impact on results. In … Läs mer

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of individually tailored Internet-delivered CBT

A significant proportion of the general population suffers from anxiety disorders, often with comorbid psychiatric conditions. Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) has been found to be a potent treatment for patients with specific psychiatric conditions. The aim of our new study that was published in Behaviour Research and Therapy today was to investigate the effectiveness … Läs mer

Behavioural activation versus mindfulness-based guided self-help treatment administered through a smartphone application: a randomised controlled trial

Today we published a new research paper in BMJ Open where we evaluated and compared the effectiveness of two smartphone-delivered treatments: one based on behavioural activation (BA) and other on mindfulness. Design Parallel randomised controlled, open, trial. Participants were allocated using an online randomisation tool, handled by an independent person who was separate from the staff … Läs mer

Congrats Robert Johansson who will get his PhD today

Today Robert Johansson will defend his PhD thesis. The supervisors have been Gerhard Andersson, Per Carlbring and Pim Cuijpers. Professor Jacques Barber from Adelphi University in the USA will be the opponent. The overarching goal of Robert’s thesis has been to enhance Internet-delivered psychological treatments for depression and its comorbidity. To this end, three randomized controlled trials (Study II, III … Läs mer

Just published: Internet-delivered versus face-to-face group cognitive behavioural therapy for depression

Guided internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT) has been found to be effective in the treatment of mild to moderate depression, but there have been no direct comparisons with the more established group-based CBT with a long-term follow-up.   Method Participants with mild to moderate depression were recruited from the general population and randomized to either … Läs mer