January 30, 2019

The Co-operators therapist-guided, internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

January 30, 2019

 The Co-operators has partnered with Morneau Shepell to deliver an online iCBT program that combines a personalized therapist-guided program with online tools and exercises.

In January 2019, you and your dependents can access therapist-guided, internet-based Cognitive BehavioralTherapy (iCBT) through your extended health care planif you are currently covered for psychologists/ socialworkers coverage.To access the program, simply visit the Benefits Now®for Plan Members site and access the iCBT link (only visible to plans with current psychologist/social worker coverage) in the Coverage Summary section.iCBT gives you and your dependents easy online accessto therapy from any mobile device or computer, allowing you to conveniently incorporate it into your daily lifeand schedule.What is iCBT?iCBT is internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Through iCBT people learn how their thoughts, beliefs and attitude can impact their mood and behaviour. Through interactive modules, you can find alternate ways to look at problems and deal with issues. iCBT programs begin with screening for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, mania, sleep and other mental health concerns. iCBT has also been used to help build self-esteemand boost confidence.How does it work?> To start, your extended health care coveragemust include psychologist/social worker coverage(Paramedical Practitioner). If available, the iCBTlink will be displayed.> Access the iCBT link on Benefits Now® for Plan Members where you’ll be guided through 10 modules and exercises by a professional therapist.> The total cost for the initial assessment and modulesis $400, payable by credit card.> You can submit expenses through e-claims or bypaper claim.If you have questions, contact our Group Client Service Centre though our “Ask a Question” feature in the Benefits Now® portal, or by phone at 1-800-667-8164.

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