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What is Computerised CBT (Beating the blues)

photo of a user using the systemBeating the Blues is an easy to use self help computer program. It is based on cognitive behavioural therapy. This helps you learn practical lifelong skills to cope with anxiety and depression. The program involves eight weekly sessions where you can progress at your own pace.

Modules include:

  • goal setting and automatic thoughts
  • Common thinking errors
  • Changing unhelpful thinking
  • Inner beliefs
  • Attributional style

a typical screen
A Typical Screen

Throughout Beating the Blues patients are encouraged to carry out various behavioural techniques such as problem solving and activity scheduling between sessions in order to get the most out of the Therapy.

You Can also See a 2 minute online presentation introducing the system [4Mb flash file]

If would like to know more about Beating the Blues and its efficacy go to This program was jointly designed and developed by Dr Judy Proudfoot and her team at the institute of Psychiatry kings College London and Ultrasis PLC.


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