A few months ago, MindApps released an iPhone application called “eCBT Mood.” It allows a user to apply tried and true cognitive-behavioral techniques in their everyday life, and track their progress with those techniques over time with a simple graph. I liked it because it explained CBT stuff in a direct, easy-to-understand manner, and most importantly, was “actionable.” It walks you through specific steps of an automatic thought, for instance, and gives you encouragement to try and change it as it’s happening.
The application’s core is an “eCBT toolbox” that allows you to learn more about your thoughts and feelings, identify your automatic thoughts, keep a feeling and thoughts log, challenge automatic thoughts, and identify and challenge core beliefs. It also provides you with a daily and weekly mood assessment and links to online resources (via Psych Central).
Some people may find the application too simplistic, but for $0.99, I think the application is exactly what most people could use in their everyday life. Applications like this that help a person to try and change their behavior can easily become too complex and complicated. That’s why I’m pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with the good folks at MindApps to help make the application more widely available, and provide integrated links to Psych Central resources within the application itself.
It may not change your life overnight, but if you stick with it, I suspect you’ll find the eCBT Mood iPhone application to provide you with enough value to make up for its one-time price. This is the first CBT-based self-help psychological application available for the iPhone (and iPod Touch).
Get it now: eCBT Mood on the iPhone (via iTunes, $0.99).
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 15 Dec 2009
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Grohol, J. (2009). Psych Central & MindApps Offer eCBT iPhone App. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 19, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/12/15/psych-central-mindapps-offer-ecbt-iphone-app/