eHealth for Schema Therapy

Secure Nest provides access to a range of tools and a collaborative workspace for therapists and their clients, as well as a self-eduation program for individuals to learn more about the concepts of Schema Therapy. By integrating specialised ehealth tools into treatment for Personality Disorders, treatment intensity can be increased, frequency of face-to-face sessions and burden for therapists can be reduced, and implementation of new skills and experiences in the everyday life of these clients can be promoted. Secure Nest can help to change the lives for individuals and this can be done at minimal cost to the therapist and client. Having a safe place, a Secure Nest, will stimulate clients to keep working on becoming healthier.

Secure Nest is unique in the sense that it is:

  • The first ehealth tool of its kind (using schema therapy) with the flexibility to address a broad range of presenting difficulties and use cases (individual & group therapy, self-education).

  • Visually attractive with a responsive design making it suitable for use across a range of devices including mobile phones, tablets and personal computers.

  • Tailored to the personal needs of the client at a given moment, and adaptive to the individual case conceptualisation and the phase of treatment.

Participants in a pilot study which looked at user experience found that Secure reported the following benefits:

  • Meeting clients’ needs between sessions.

  • Providing a sense of ongoing contact, connection and sharing.

  • Facilitating awareness and reflection in the moment.

  • Self-monitoring and tracking therapeutic progress.

  • Ease of access to therapy tools and organisation of information.

  • Contributing to collaboration and a sense of togetherness.

In summary, Secure Nest delivers support for clients in the moment, helps to strengthen the therapist-client relationship, centralises access to therapeutic resources, assists in tracking progress and provides an efficient framework for therapists. It also provides an unmatched online platform for individuals wishing to learn more about schema therapy using the self-education program.

Please visit Secure Nest to find out more and to create a free trial account (available for both individuals and therapists).
 
 
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