Organiser: Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
In this seminar, Professor Cuijpers will give an overview of what is known about the effects of internet-based interventions and the effects are comparable to those of face-to-face therapies. Most research on internet interventions is focused on efficacy but much research is needed on how this knowledge can be used in the prevention, treatment, general medical care and specific settings like schools, universities and the workplace. Besides CBT, he will show some examples of other approaches that also have been found to be effective. Professor Cuijers will give examples of studies on internet-based interventions in which he has been involved in the past decade to show the possibilities of internet interventions in different routine care settings. He will also go into the consequences and opportunities for the field of the mobile revolution and other technological innovations.
About the speaker
Professor Pim Cuijpers, Department of Clinical Neuro and Developmental Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Pim Cuijpers is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Dissemination of Psychological Interventions. Pim Cuijpers is specialised in conducting randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses on prevention and psychological treatments of common mental disorders. Much of his work is aimed at prevention of mental disorders, psychological treatments of depression and anxiety disorders, and Internet-delivered treatments. He has also published on a broad range of subjects in the field of clinical psychology, including psychoeducational treatment and early interventions, psychotic disorders, caregivers of dementia patients and bibliotherapy.