Online Therapy USER Pages
The Online Therapy Unit for Service, Education, and Research (Online Therapy USER) is a free online mental health unit. The unit is led by Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos from the University of Regina and makes use of online therapy programs that were initially developed in Australia, either at Swinburne University or Macquarie University.
We currently have these programs available:
1) The Wellbeing Course-for adults with depression and/or anxiety symptoms.
- New Online Screening!
3) Wellbeing after Cancer- for adults with anxiety and or depression after they have completed cancer care.
The Online Therapy Unit allows trained therapists to provide Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Online-CBT) to residents of Saskatchewan who have difficulties with depression, anxiety, and/or panic. The Unit also provides education and training to diverse health professionals and students on how to deliver services online. This unit is also responsible for conducting research on how to best train therapists and deliver online-CBT in Saskatchewan.
Depression and anxiety are common, disabling, and remain untreated for many Canadians. CBT involves helping clients learn how to identify and make changes to problematic thoughts and actions. Therapist-guided Online-CBT occurs when clients review educational material online and correspond with their therapist over a secure messaging system. Online-CBT has many advantages including being more available, convenient and efficient than CBT delivered in person.
For more information please contact the unit at 306-337-3331 or email Online.Therapy.User@uregina.ca
Funding Agencies for this Project Include:
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
- Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).
- Rx&D Health Research Foundation (HRF).