Queen's University Online Psychotherapy 
Lab

Our Work

Psychotherapy is now seen as an efficacious and promising method of treatment delivery; yet, there are many barriers to accessing treatment, including high treatment costs, long waiting lists, commutation issues, treatment time commitments, stigma surrounding psychotherapy, and time needed off of work to attend appointments. Overall, the challenges to attend in-person sessions are many, making this treatment option unfeasible for a significant number of individuals.

The Online Psychotherapy Lab designs and conducts a variety of research projects on the assessment, treatment, and effectiveness of different psychotherapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Relapse Prevention,  in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety disorders, Borderline Personality disorder, Substance use disorder and Insomnia to address the barriers in receiving psychotherapy.

The Impact

In our online Psychotherapy Lab, we design, different online psychotherapy modules and courses for various mental illnesses including Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Borderline Personality Disorder and substance use disorder.  

Through online psychotherapy more service at lower cost could be delivered which could potentially double the performance of the healthcare system. This change in wait time and increased coverage could lead to significant financial and societal cost savings, given the debilitating impact of mental health disorders on individuals’ functioning while waiting for proper care. Diagnosis based care delivery through an online clinic provides a new approach to address the barriers of receiving therapy in the multi-cultural and geographically dispersed society.

The Team

First row: Saad Sajid, Dr. Anthi Stefatos, Dr. Nazanin Alavi, Georgina (Gina) Layzell, Charmy Patel, Dr. Caitlin Yee

Second row: Callum Stephenson, Dawn Armstrong, Farnaz Safavifar, Niloufar Malakouti, Jasleen Jagayat, Dr. Shadé Miller

Check out our Past Research Publications.

Publications

Interested in participating in one of our Research Studies?

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