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Quintessence is a Qualaxia Network publication that provides essential insight on a given theme, a promising experiment or major publication. We carefully gathered the numbers to support this project.

The economic benefits of improved access to psychotherapy: two studies | 

Dezetter, A., & Vasiliadis, H.-M. (2014). The economic benefits of improved access to psychotherapy: two studies. Quintessence, 6(6), 1-2.
Several guidelines recommend evidence-based psychotherapy for treating mental disorders. In the literature, psychotherapy has proven to be effective in improving patients' health and quality of life and to have a positive impact on health care costs. This article presents two recent economic studies. The first focuses on the management of depression and anxiety disorders in France. The second article centres on the implementation of a population-based depression treatment program as a suicide prevention strategy in Quebec.
(english version)
 

England's innovative program to make psychotherapy more accessible | 

Doré, I., & Roberge, P. (2010). England's innovative program to make psychotherapy more accessible. Quintessence, 2(3), 1-2.
The UK and Australia have made access to psychotherapy a priority, a treatment with proven effectiveness in treating anxiety and depressive disorders. This Quintessence issue delve into these innovative efforts.
(english version)
 

Evaluating increased access to psychological services in the UK and Australia: The IAPT and Better Access programs | 

Vasiliadis, H.-M. (2012). Evaluating increased access to psychological services in the UK and Australia: The IAPT and Better Access programs. Quintessence, 4(6), 1-2.
The United Kingdom (UK) and Australia (AU) have participated in the introduction of publicly funded psychological therapies in their respective Medicare systems with the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT – UK, 2007) and the Better Access (AU, 2006) programs. This article summarizes the results of three evaluations of these programs. It includes 12 recommendations for delivering a person-centered IAPT service.
(english version)
 

Improving access to primary service psychotherapy: an Australian experiment | 

Vasiliadis, H.-M., & Pirkis, J. (2013). Improving access to primary service psychotherapy: an Australian experiment. Quintessence, 5(9), 1-2.
This article aims to show improvements Australians made to psychotherapy access in primary care thanks to two programs: Access to Allied Psychological Services and Better Access.
(english version)
 
 
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