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Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for PTSD

Led By Heather D Hadjistavropoulos, PhD
Research Sponsored by University of Regina
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
18 years of age or older
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up screening
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial looks at whether ICBT (a form of therapy delivered via the internet) is effective for treating PTSD, anxiety, and depression in Canadian public safety personnel.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for Canadian public safety personnel in Saskatchewan, aged 18 or older, who are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Participants must have internet access and agree to provide a physician contact. It's not suitable for those with recent suicide attempts, hospitalization, substance abuse issues, psychosis or mania, ongoing psychological treatment, or high suicide risk.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests two online cognitive behavioural therapy courses tailored for PTSD and related mental health issues like anxiety and depression among public safety workers. The goal is to see which course works better for symptom improvement and how participants engage with the online format.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
While ICBT typically has fewer side effects than medication, some may experience discomfort discussing traumatic events or temporary increases in distress as they work through the therapy material.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am 18 years old or older.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~screening
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and screening for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in posttraumatic stress
Secondary outcome measures
Alcohol use
Change in anger
Change in anxiety
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Transdiagnostic ICBT Tailored for PSPExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Therapist-guided, transdiagnostic Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy tailored specifically for Canadian public safety personnel.
Group II: ICBT for PTSD Tailored for PSPExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Therapist-guided, Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for PTSD tailored specifically for Canadian public safety personnel.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Government of CanadaOTHER_GOV
12 Previous Clinical Trials
2,317 Total Patients Enrolled
University of ReginaLead Sponsor
49 Previous Clinical Trials
8,558 Total Patients Enrolled
Heather D Hadjistavropoulos, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Regina
5 Previous Clinical Trials
1,306 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

PSP PTSD Course Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04335487 — N/A
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research Study Groups: ICBT for PTSD Tailored for PSP, Transdiagnostic ICBT Tailored for PSP
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Trial 2023: PSP PTSD Course Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04335487 — N/A
PSP PTSD Course 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04335487 — N/A
~10 spots leftby Jun 2025