The LifeToolbox website is a self-help ACT program we have developed for treating a wide range of problems college students may struggle with. This website was developed with funding support from an Alan E. Hall Innovation for Undergraduate Student Success Award.
The website includes a series of self-help sessions targeted to each of the core components of ACT: opening up to difficult emotions, getting unhooked from thoughts, clarifying values, and taking action.
The sessions were developed using a novel approach with the Qualtrics survey platform. This is a widely used research tool that many universities own a license to.
We have found this system works quite well for also delivering web-based intervention content. It provides a stable system that can be used across platforms (including mobile phones) with high security standards and a variety of interactive/multimedia-based elements.
Each session focuses on a key psychological flexibility skill based on ACT. For example, the costs of overly trying to get away from unwanted emotions and how to let go of these unhelpful away moves.
Other examples of sessions include: