EFPA EMC 3/2020: Digital psychological interventions – recommendations for policy and practice

White paper of the EFPA Project Group eHealth

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached the first white paper delivered by EFPA’s project group eHealth ‘Digital psychological interventions, recommendations for policy and practice’.


Digital psychological interventions can be effective and can be delivered in various forms. Knowing that digital psychological interventions can remove some of the traditional obstacles to psychological interventions, their development and implementation should be fostered.

To obtain maximal and positive effects, however, some general rules of thumb and a few specific points of attention should be taken into consideration.

This consensus statement from the different members of the EFPA project group on E-health aims to provide general rules of thumb concerning the dissemination in and use of digital psychological interventions in practice. These recommendations are considered important points of attention when working with digital interventions.

This document is explicitly practice-oriented and specifically aimed at all EFPA psychologists’ associations and their respective members. When referring to this document, important national points of attention may be highlighted by respective member associations to adapt it further to the local context.

Your comments are welcome

On behalf of the convenor of the PG eHealth, Tom Van Daele, we invite you to send your remarks, questions etc.. before March 2, 2020 who will collect comments and elaborate further if needed.

Best regards,
EFPA Project Group eHealth