Online CBT in the treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders: Issues in the development of BRAVE-ONLINE and two case illustrations

Spence, SH, Donovan, CL, March, S, Gamble, A, Anderson, R, Prosser, S, Kercher, A and Kenardy, J (2008) Online CBT in the treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders: Issues in the development of BRAVE-ONLINE and two case illustrations. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36 4: 411-430. doi:10.1017/S135246580800444X


Author Spence, SH
Donovan, CL
March, S
Gamble, A
Anderson, R
Prosser, S
Kercher, A
Kenardy, J
Title Online CBT in the treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders: Issues in the development of BRAVE-ONLINE and two case illustrations
Journal name Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1352-4658
1469-1833
Publication date 2008-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S135246580800444X
Volume 36
Issue 4
Start page 411
End page 430
Total pages 20
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract This paper describes the rationale for and development of an online cognitive-behavioural treatment for child and adolescent anxiety (BRAVE–ONLINE). It highlights the challenges involved in adapting a clinic-based intervention for delivery using the internet, with separate sessions for parents and their children (or adolescents). We outline strategies to ensure that young people remain engaged in online therapy, and describe techniques designed to optimize the alliance between clients and the online therapist. Two case studies are presented that illustrate the practical and technical aspects of implementing the intervention, and demonstrate the feasibility of achieving successful outcomes using online delivery of CBT for child and adolescent anxiety. However, firm conclusions regarding the efficacy of this approach cannot be drawn until the results of randomized controlled trials are available. The paper identifies directions for future research.
Keyword Anxiety
Cognitive behaviour therapy
Internet
Online
Computer
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue 04: Anxiety of Childhood and Adolescence

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