The Ostrich Community Internet-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program for distress related to carrying debt : a digital hand to help people to face up to and cope with debt

Dubrow-Marshall, LJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4092-6599 and Smail, D 2022, 'The Ostrich Community Internet-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program for distress related to carrying debt : a digital hand to help people to face up to and cope with debt' , in: Digital Innovations for Mental Health Support , Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series , IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 18-36.

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Abstract

Many individuals struggling with debt will experience associated psychological stress that negatively impacts on both their physical and psychological health (Elliott, 2016). People in debt may be too ashamed to participate in support groups or to seek face to face therapy (Fitch, Hamilton, Bassett, & Davey, 2011) but may welcome the more anonymous help that can be made available through an internet based therapeutic intervention. The Ostrich community internet-cognitive behavioural therapy program was specifically designed to assist individuals with distress related to carrying debt, facilitating them to move out of denial of their financial problems to managing stress symptoms and mobilizing them to be able to cope more effectively with the financial problems. Preliminary outcome studies have demonstrated the feasibility of this approach and its effectiveness.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Prescott, J
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series
Publisher: IGI Global
Series Name: Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series
ISBN: 9781799879930 (ebook); 9781799879916 (hardback); 9781799879923 (paperback)
ISSN: 2475-6660
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Depositing User: Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 09:08
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2022 12:06
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62455

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