Internet Based Consultation and Networking (i-CAN) Project
i-CAN is a new platform designed for mental health providers to improve treatment for youth anxiety
The goal of i-CAN is to help providers use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy effectively when working with children & teens with anxiety
The i-CAN platform will:
1) provide providers with resources
2) connect providers with each other
3) make a professional online consultant available to all providers
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i-CAN is a federally funded project, funded by DHHS-NIH
Clinical Trial ID#: NCT05580081
Thank you for your interest in i-CAN!
1) Please provide your contact information on the interest form below so we can contact you for enrollment
2) Check out the i-CAN video & the FAQ section below for more information
i-CAN interest form:
What is the purpose of i-CAN?
We developed i-CAN to help providers (i.e., any mental health service provider) get any support they might find helpful in delivering effective treatment. i-CAN provides one on one consultation, peer support, and help with troubleshooting. Providers can also access resources, like free measures to determine if improvement is happening.
Why is this study being done?
With grant funding, we developed i-CAN and are now conducting this study to determine if it is helpful to providers.
Does it cost to use i-CAN?
There is no cost to use i-CAN, including the one on one consultation. We do ask that users provide us with some information (data) on how helpful it was. All the data collection for the study is online.
What happens if I sign up to enroll?
If you enroll, you will be asked to complete some brief online assessments, then you will get i-CAN (or be in the ‘delayed start’ group). If in the i-CAN group, you will have full access to i-CAN for the duration of this project. We ask you to do three more online assessments, and each one should take one hour or less. You will be financially compensated for all the assessments you complete. We are here to answer any other questions about the study.
If I enroll, will I get to use i-CAN immediately?
You will be randomly assigned to either get i-CAN right away, or get it after a waiting period. Because we randomize providers after enrollment, we do not know yet if you will use i-CAN immediately or be in the ‘delayed start’ group. If you are in the delayed start group, you can access i-CAN after about seven months.
What resources are available in i-CAN?
There are three main types of resources in i-CAN. (1) We have a searchable database of tools, like assessment measures that are free and valid, and information on treatment strategies. (2) We have a moderated peer-to-peer support channel. This is where people pose questions, connect with other providers, find referrals, and communicate as needed. (3) We also offer private, professional consultation with a clinician with specialized training n youth anxiety. The consultation can be useful for things like troubleshooting difficult issues, or thinking through how treatment might need to be adapted.
Meet the i-CAN team