When you participate in an Online Therapy Unit course, you will fill out forms and questionnaires asking for your name, date of birth, address, health history, and any other details relevant to your treatment. This information, which we collect from you for the purpose of providing you service, is also protected for safekeeping.
The Online Therapy Unit services occur via the Internet, and sometimes the telephone. There are several points that information is gathered from you:
When you provide your personal information to the staff and therapists of the Online Therapy Unit, we use your personal information to provide treatment services and monitor your treatment progress. In certain instances, we may be required to disclose your personal information.
The Online Therapy Unit is a research facility. As such, when your information is used for research and scholarly purposes, all reasonable efforts are made to de-identify the information used for these purposes. This means that your information will be analyzed and presented in a way that you are not identifiable.
Your personal information is collected and stored on our secure server within the University of Regina’s firewall-protected environment. We also collect questionnaire data on Qualtrics and REDCap software, utilizing the University of Regina and Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region servers, respectively. All of the Online Therapy Unit therapists are bound by formal codes of conduct (i.e. College of Psychologists, Association of Social Workers). All of our staff are educated and supervised to handle your personal information with respect and care, as well as strict confidentiality in accordance with this Privacy Statement and privacy laws.
There are many ways that you can keep your personal information private.
The Online Therapy Unit is a free online mental health unit. We provide education and conduct research to deliver online-cognitive behavioural therapy. You can learn more here.