Starting from the cognitive-behavioral therapy paradigm of "low intensity", the author provides an overview of the therapeutic protocols that use communication technologies, collectively named computer-aided CBT (cCBT). In relation to the contact between therapist and patient the e-therapy CBT, the Internet delivered CBT (ICBT) and computerized CBT programs are described in depth. The author then focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of each of the protocols considered and outlines some possible future scenarios. In conclusion she describes the application of e-therapy via e-mail that is offered at the Institute she directs.
Keywords: Computer-Aided CBT; Low Intensity CBT; E-Therapy; Web- Based Therapy; Psychotherapy Online.