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Morneau Shepell to launch iCBT solution program in the U.S.

By The IJ Staff | August 21 2020 01:35PM

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Morneau Shepell announced Aug. 21 that it will launch its internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) solution – AbilitiCBT™ – in the United States in September.

AbilitiCBT™ offers mental health programs guided by a professional therapist to help address anxiety, depression, insomnia, and pain management, explains the company, adding that it is also including an additional program specifically designed to address anxiety symptoms related to the COVID-19 pandemic. AbilitiCBT™ programs are accessed through a digital platform.

Each AbilitiCBT™ program is designed to help people acquire coping skills to deal with life's challenges through videos, exercises and education, delivered through structured modules with ongoing guidance from a therapist, says Morneau Shepell.

"AbilitiCBT™ has been made available to over 10 million Canadians since its launch last year," said Stephen Liptrap, president and chief executive officer. "Our success in Canada has demonstrated how much these programs can help people improve their mental health. We are thrilled to be able to expand our offering to the U.S., and to have the opportunity to help millions of Americans manage the effects these challenging times has on their wellbeing."

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