Beating The Blues: Program Analysis

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Beating the Blues is a self-help computer program designed as an educational program based on basic principles of CBT and integrated multimedia software designed for computer novices (Kalata, 2010). The program consists of eight weekly sessions which included behavioral components focusing on pleasant activity schedule, problem-solving, sleep hygiene, graded exposure, breaking down tasks, as well as cognitive components consisting of identifying and modifying negative automatic thoughts, and maladaptive core beliefs. Each session begins with a 15-minute introduction or videotape followed by eight therapy sessions. Each one is about 50 minutes in length with homework between the sessions (Proudfoot et al., 2004). This program is recommended
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