Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. A. van Straten

Prof. Dr. Annemieke van Straten, VU University Amsterdam
Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 4:15 to 5:45 PM, University of Zurich, Department of Psychology, Binzmühlestrasse 14, Room BIN-0-K.02.
Implementation of internet treatments: stepped care models
The first part of this presentation will focus on Internet treatments. Questions that will be discussed are: what are internet treatments? Why do we need them and what are the advantages? Are these treatments effective? For which patient groups? How does this effectiveness compare to more tradi-tional face-to-face therapy? The second part of the presentation will focus on ‘stepped care’ as a model of delivering mental health care. Many guidelines (e.g. NICE) embrace this stepped care model. Especially because it provides a framework to include low intensity (and Internet) treatments. But what does the evidence tell us about ‘stepped care’ delivery?