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This Way Up is offering free online CBT courses until the end of April! Read on to find out more:
All our online CBT courses are FREE for the next 30 days. As part of our response to the impact of COVID-19 and to support clinicians in the community, we are waiving the $59 course registration fee for all of our internet-delivered CBT courses until the end of April.
This means that you can easily prescribe or recommend THIS WAY UP’s courses as part of your in-person or telehealth treatment of clients with anxiety and related disorders.
Once you prescribe one of our courses, you get access to all of the downloadable course materials and resources, so you can use them as you see fit to support your clients through this difficult time.
There is no need to provide your clients with a voucher code – we’ve taken care of it on our end and all you need to do is either recommend or prescribe a course that is appropriate for your clients’ presentation.
Alternatively, you can direct your clients to our Take-a-Test tool, which will make suggestions on courses they might find helpful based on their scores.
Click here to download a Clinician Information Guide to learn more about our courses.
How do THIS WAY UP Courses work?
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when using our courses in your clinical practice.
>> Courses are typically 6 lessons in length mimicking a course of disorder-specific or transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
>> There is a 5-day waiting period between each lesson, designed to encourage and give patients time to practice and apply their CBT skills.
>> Clients have up to 90 days to complete all lessons before their course access expires, and up to 12 months of access for revision purposes if they complete their course on time.
>> Clients can download and keep Lesson Summaries and Action Plans from each lesson.
>> Courses can be completed either as self-help (when you recommend a course) or under the supervision of a treating clinician – i.e., you, when you “prescribe” a course via the Clinician Dashboard.
>> Clients complete a range of validated mental health questionnaires throughout the course to help track their progress.
>> Their scores are available for you to view if you prescribe the course via the Clinician Dashboard.
>> Clients receive automatic e-mail and SMS reminders, to help them stay on track.
>> Clients also receive automatic “alert” e-mails if their scores on measures of distress (K10) or depression (PHQ-9) are elevated, which contain a list of crisis support numbers and encourage them to check-in with their clinician or seek additional mental health support.
>> If you use the Clinician Dashboard to prescribe a course, you will also receive a de-identified e-mail alert if your client scores in the “severe” range on a measure of distress and/or depression, and will be able to view their scores within the secure dashboard to help guide your treatment planning.
>> THIS WAY UP courses can be used as stand-alone self-help treatment or as part of in-person or telehealth therapy.
>> It is free for clinicians to register and use THIS WAY UP’s secure Clinician Portal to prescribe evidence-based iCBT courses for a wide range of anxiety disorders and related mental health conditions.
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