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University of BC Okanagan


Kelty’s Key Online Therapy Practicum Information Form

The BCPA has partnered with the UBC Okanagan (UBCO) Psychology Training Clinic and Kelty’s Key to offer free email- and internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy to any BC resident aged 19+.

What is Online CBT?

Kelty's Key Online Therapy uses the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This method focuses on learning new skills and developing effective coping strategies. CBT has been widely studied and clinically proven to work. We offer CBT in an online format via email. You can do it from your home or wherever you have a computer.

Psychologists from Vancouver Coastal Health have developed this program. The program was modeled on other successful Online CBT programs. This practicum is intended to bring this excellent program to British Columbians who do not live in the Vancouver area.

If you live in the Vancouver Coastal Health catchment area (i.e., Vancouver, Richmond, the North Shore and Coast Garibaldi, Sea-to-Sky, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola), please access Kelty’s Key online therapy directly through Vancouver Coastal Health by calling their intake line at 604-875-4111 extension 23614.

How does it work?

If you complete the form on this page and indicate you would like to learn more about this service, you will be contacted by email by Dr. Claire Sira. Dr. Sira is a Registered Psychologist and Program Practicum Coordinator. Dr. Sira will send you an email with a consent form attached, and she will arrange a telephone call with you to go over the form so that you can provide informed consent. To protect your privacy, make sure you are in a private location when you speak with us.

If you consent to take part in the service, Dr. Sira will do a brief telephone interview to make sure the program will be a good fit for your needs. If it seems like Kelty's Key Online Therapy provided by a PhD student therapist is a good fit for your needs, there will be a few additional steps:

By entering my information and completing this form, I am confirming that I have read and understood the information above, and that I consent to being contacted by email to set up a phone call with the Practicum Coordinator to discuss the Kelty’s Key Online Practicum.

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