(Source: https://universe.byu.edu/) A study from BYU’s Counseling and Psychological Services revealed internet-delivered therapy to work just as well as in-person therapy. This is promising for social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as for the fact that university mental health services have increased 10-15% over the past five years, the Center for Collegiate Mental Health said. BYU CAPS is continually working to make therapy more accessible and shorten their sizable waitlist. The switch to online therapy has shortened wait times, made therapy more accessible, lowered costs, increased anonymity among patients, and more. Internet-delivered cognitive-based therapy offers tools to help students understand and manage stresses and behaviors. One such program being used by Counseling and Psychological Services is SilverCloud, where patients can watch videos and perform exercises to learn therapy skills.
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