An investigation in the current issue of P&P has addressed the preference of patients for the type of psychotherapy to be received.
Delivery of psychological therapies via the Internet holds great promise: there are benefits of accessibility, reduced stigmatisation, as well as potential reductions in the cost of service provision.
A large and expanding evidence base suggests that these approaches are as effective as face-to-face therapy for many disorders.
In this study, the authors administered an anonymous 1-page survey to 55 consecutive patients attending their first appointment at the Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic in Penrith (Australia).
The survey asked respondents to rate their preferences for 5 forms of therapy delivery: