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What is eTherapy?

eTherapy refers to delivery of structured early intervention/treatment programs for clinical disorders/symptoms via the internet with or without human support.

e-Interventions is a broader more encompassing term that refers to 'mental and behavioural health promotion, prevention, treatment and management-oriented interventions that are delivered via the internet (or other electronic technologies), with or without human support' - with one of the most common types being 'eTherapies' or 'web-based interventions'.

Since 1998, our team has been developing, evaluating and delivering these types of eTherapy programs and other types of e-Interventions.

National eTherapy Centre (NeTC)

In 2008 the eTherapy Research Unit established the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC). The NeTC is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and currently offers Anxiety Online: a full service psychological assessment and treatment clinic for anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Online provides information about anxiety disorders, free automated psychological assessment and automated self help programs, plus low cost therapist-assisted programs over 12 weeks.

The individual treatment programs cover: generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder. In the first half of 2011, we will also extend our suite of programs to include those for depression, bulimia, insomnia and gambling.

The NeTC also provides healthcare professionals free access to our online CBT treatment programs. To register, please visit: https://www.anxietyonline.org.au/health-professionals