Design and Implementation of Therapist Online Counseling

Aaron Owen Thomas


The following paper describes the rationale for creating an online therapy program of cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, for students at the University of Florida who are struggling with stress and anxiety. In addition, the paper discusses the unique challenges of the instructional design process of creating psychoeducational materials through cognitive task analysis and heuristics. Preliminary evidence suggests that higher education institutions may wish to implement similar programs in order to increase efficiency and serve both on-campus and distance students.


Online therapy, telemental health, scaffolding, heuristics

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