Application of Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ICBT) and Current Research Status


  • Xinghong Hu Chongqing Vocational Institute of Engineering, Chongqing, China
  • Shaodong Tang Chongqing Vocational Institute of Engineering, Chongqing, China
  • Hongmei Yang Rajapark Institute, Bangkok, Thailand


Cognitive behavioral therapy, ICBT, Internet, Current Research Status


Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (iCBT) represents a significant advancement in the field of psychotherapy, merging the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with the accessibility and efficiency of modern computer networking. As a relatively new and innovative therapeutic approach, iCBT has seen the development and implementation of numerous treatment platforms designed to make mental health care more accessible and cost-effective. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the historical development of iCBT, its key components, various treatment modes, a comparison with traditional CBT, and future prospects. The historical development of iCBT can be traced back to the early days of digital communication, where initial attempts were made to provide therapeutic support via email and chat rooms. As internet technology advanced, more sophisticated platforms emerged, offering structured CBT programs through websites and mobile applications. These platforms typically include interactive modules, multimedia content, and automated feedback, enhancing user engagement and adherence to therapeutic protocols. The evolution of these platforms reflects a broader trend towards integrating technology into healthcare, driven by the need for more scalable and flexible treatment options. Looking to the future, the prospects for iCBT are promising. Continued advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning hold the potential to further personalize and enhance iCBT programs. Virtual reality (VR) is another exciting development, offering immersive environments for exposure therapy and other CBT techniques. As research continues to validate the efficacy of iCBT, it is likely to become an increasingly integral part of mental health care, providing scalable, effective, and accessible treatment options for diverse populations.


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Hu, X., Tang, S., & Yang, H. (2024). Application of Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ICBT) and Current Research Status . Journal of Reproducible Research, 2(2). Retrieved from