Internet supported psychological interventions (ISPIs) and mobile phone applications: a literature review and proposed model

Rossouw, Pieter and Reddington, Francesca (2014) Internet supported psychological interventions (ISPIs) and mobile phone applications: a literature review and proposed model. Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia, 2 1-11.

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Author Rossouw, Pieter
Reddington, Francesca
Title Internet supported psychological interventions (ISPIs) and mobile phone applications: a literature review and proposed model
Journal name Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia
ISSN 2201-7089
Publication date 2014-08-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Editor Petra Bueskens
Place of publication Fitzroy North, VIC, Australia
Publisher Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Internet Supported Psychological Interventions (ISPIs) and mobile phone applications are increasing in the modern mental health care environment, most commonly with anxiety and depressive disorders. These emerging e-mental health services offer increased public access to psychological services that maximise outcomes at reduced cost and therefore are increasingly being endorsed by policy makers, therapists and clients. This paper presents a literature review which shows that ISPIs have consistently demonstrated positive treatment effects and reductions in symptomatology for clients with a range of psychological and physical complaints. However, the issues of support, attrition, usability, and theoretical approach, all warrant further examination. Therefore, the formulation of a new model of mental health care that incorporates ISPIs into everyday practice settings represents an expedition into a new frontier for the brain-wise therapist. A new model of care is proposed in this article that utilises a “bottom-up” neuropsychotherapeutic approach to ISPI development. The model provides standardised homework modules as an adjunct to therapy with feedback to the consulting therapist. This new model of care aims to enhance facilitation and consolidation of neural pathways that promote wellness, down regulation of the limbic response and engagement with higher cortical areas throughout the therapeutic process, whilst providing for the basic needs (attachment, control, self-esteem and pleasure maximisation/distress avoidance) of the client.
Keyword Anxiety
Internet supported psychological interventions (ISPIs)
Neuropsychotherapeutic approach
New model of mental health care
Panic disorder (PD)
Therapist support
e-Therapy
Mental health
Neuropsychotherapy
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
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