Internet Delivered Psychotherapy for Older Adults: Development and Evaluation of an Online Problem-Solving Therapy Program for Depression


A team of researchers from the department of Psychiatry in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary are looking for research participants for a project looking at how to improve older adults' access to psychotherapy. We are now looking for anyone over the age of 65 with symptoms of depression and with internet access to be able to complete the online therapy modules. You will be asked to complete 8 weekly online therapy modules; each module takes 45-60 minutes and extra 20-30 on weekly homework. If you are interested in participating, you will be contacted by telephone to confirm your eligibility, and obtain your informed consent to participate in the study, if you wish to and are eligible.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 65 to 100

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

1) age > 65 years old
2) presenting with primary complaint of depression
3) residents of Alberta
4) have internet access

Exclusion criteria:

Individuals with acute safety concerns (e.g. suicidal ideation), psychotic symptoms, moderate cognitive impairment or currently receiving psychotherapy will be excluded.


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Principal investigator:

Julia Kirkham

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