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Single Session Course

The Single Session Course is designed to help people manage anxiety and depression ...

We are now developing a brief Single Session Course for anxiety and depression. This course is designed to provide helpful information and teach practical skills to help people manage symptoms of anxiety and low mood – in just one session.

Research tells us that very short treatments may be just as effective as longer, multiple session treatments. That is, many people with anxiety and depression benefit from very brief courses and support. We also know that some people do not have the time or do not want to participate in longer treatment courses. Given this, we are now developing and evaluating a brief single session Course for people with anxiety and depression. Our goal is to make the single session course as helpful as possible and understand what makes them most effective and who finds this kind of course helpful.

To learn more about symptoms of low mood and depression, please click HERE. To learn more about anxiety and anxiety disorders, please click HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: You can scroll right to the bottom of this page to make an application or register your interest in the Single Session Course.

What does the Course involve?

  • 1 online lessons that provides information and teaches proven skills.
  • 1 DIY Exercise Guide to help understand and practice those skills.
  • Several Additional Resources and Case Stories and examples from others.
  • 1 brief session with a clinician via email or telephone.

The course is delivered over 2 to 3 weeks and is designed to provide the same information and teach the same skills as one of our longer courses. However, it does this in a very brief way using one online lesson and one session with a clinician.

The course aims to provide the information and skills that you would normally receive from a Clinical Psychologist.

Who is the Course Suitable For?

  • Adults aged 18 and older.
  • Experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression or both.
  • Who want to learn information and skills for managing anxiety and depression.
  • Who have the time to read the online lesson and practice some of the skills over a couple of weeks.

Unfortunately, we cannot include people who are currently suicidal, do not have access to the Internet, are unable to read or understand English, or who are not living in Australia.

Not sure if this course is right for you? Please contact us, click HERE.

What are we looking at in our next study?

In our next study, participants will be randomly allocated to one of three groups:

  • Group 1: Who will receive the Single Session Course immediately.
  • Group 2: Who will receive a Multi Session Course immediately.
  • Group 3: Who will receive the Multi Session Course after 8 weeks.

The Single Session Course group will receive access to one lesson covering all of the key information and skills from the Multi Session Course. Participants will have the option of contact with a psychologist from the eCentreClinic for 1-week after they access the lesson.

The Multi Session Course will receive access to five lessons, plus optional contact with a psychologist from the eCentreClinic, over 8-weeks.

You can read more about the study and trial in the Participant Information and Consent Form HERE.

When is the next Course being offered?

We are very pleased to be accepting applications for the Single Session Course soon.

Our next groups will be starting on the 15th of August and the 10th of October. Participants will be randomised to start at one of these two times, and to receive either a single-session or multi-session treatment. To apply to participate, please click “Apply Now!” below and follow the prompts.

We plan to run new courses every month in 2022. If the dates for our next two groups are not suitable for you, please check this webpage again in a couple of weeks - we'll be updating the dates of available groups regularly.

Of course, if you have any questions about the Course, please feel free to contact us, click HERE.

Apply Now!