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Added value or added burden? A qualitative investigation of blending internet self-help with face-to-face cognitive behaviour therapy for depression

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Added value or added burden? A qualitative investigation of blending internet self-help with face-to-face cognitive behaviour therapy for depression. / Cerga-Pashoja, Arlinda; Doukani, Asmae; Gega, Linda; Walke, Jennifer; Araya, Ricardo.

In: PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH, Vol. 30, No. 8, 16.11.2020, p. 998-1010.

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Cerga-Pashoja, A, Doukani, A, Gega, L, Walke, J & Araya, R 2020, 'Added value or added burden? A qualitative investigation of blending internet self-help with face-to-face cognitive behaviour therapy for depression', PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH, vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 998-1010. https://doi.org/10.1080/10503307.2020.1720932

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Cerga-Pashoja, A., Doukani, A., Gega, L., Walke, J., & Araya, R. (2020). Added value or added burden? A qualitative investigation of blending internet self-help with face-to-face cognitive behaviour therapy for depression. PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH, 30(8), 998-1010. https://doi.org/10.1080/10503307.2020.1720932

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Cerga-Pashoja A, Doukani A, Gega L, Walke J, Araya R. Added value or added burden? A qualitative investigation of blending internet self-help with face-to-face cognitive behaviour therapy for depression. PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH. 2020 Nov 16;30(8):998-1010. https://doi.org/10.1080/10503307.2020.1720932

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Cerga-Pashoja, Arlinda ; Doukani, Asmae ; Gega, Linda ; Walke, Jennifer ; Araya, Ricardo. / Added value or added burden? A qualitative investigation of blending internet self-help with face-to-face cognitive behaviour therapy for depression. In: PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH. 2020 ; Vol. 30, No. 8. pp. 998-1010.

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abstract = "Objectives: Numerous studies and reviews have explored the value of adding therapist support to internet self-help for improving client adherence and outcomes. This study is different as it explores the value of adding internet self-help to face-to-face therapy, from the perspective of practitioners who used both. This study explores practitioners{\textquoteright} experiences of whether—and how—internet self-help blended with face-to-face therapy may confer an added value or become an added burden to their routine practice. Methods: Using a structured topic guide, we collected narrative data via 3 focus groups and 1 telephone interview from 11 practitioners across two sites in England. We carried out a thematic analysis within two domains, “value vs. burden”. Results: Practitioners reported that internet self-help can confer added value to face-to-face therapy by: fostering client engagement with face-to-face sessions; making therapy ubiquitous beyond sessions; and preventing therapeutic drift between sessions. Conversely, internet self-help can add burden to face-to-face therapy when it is experienced as disruptive, overwhelming and time-consuming. Conclusions: Recognizing and mitigating factors that can turn internet self-help from an added value to an added burden will help practitioners adopt and make the most out of blended therapy.",
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