CSWE Full Circle August 2012

Volume 2012, Issue 8

New Online Resources for Three Prevalent Conditions  

A new online resource in the areas of depression, anxiety, and obesity – three of the most prevalent conditions treated by psychologists has been launched as the outgrowth of a collaboration between the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the Evidence Based Behavioral Practice project (EBBP.org), sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

The purpose of this online tool is twofold: (1) to increase consumers’ understanding of which psychological treatments are evidence based, and (2) to improve practitioners’ access to learning resources about the skills needed to perform evidence-based behavioral interventions.

In this approach the EBBP.org and ABCT teams compiled systematic evidence reviews, training resources, and video demonstrations about the main evidence-based treatments for each condition: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Behavioral Activation for depression, CBT and exposure treatment for anxiety, and intensive lifestyle intervention for obesity. 

Contributed by Joanna Buscemi and Bonnie Spring