We’re pleased to announce that our partner MindApps has released a new iPhone/iPod Touch app known as eCBT Trauma. As you can guess, eCBT Trauma is focused on individuals who are coping with posttraumatic stress disorder — PTSD — in their lives.
“With eCBT Trauma, we wanted to help people who have experienced a trauma by providing education and interventions to help them cope with the symptoms of PTSD,” said Michael Hufford, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Co-Founder and CEO of MindApps.
“eCBT Trauma can serve as an adjunctive tool for therapists to use with their clients, or as a standalone intervention.”
eCBT Trauma is an iPhone application that provides users with a way to assess their symptoms after experiencing a trauma, graph their symptoms over time and e-mail their progress to a caregiver, learn relaxation and grounding skills to help cope with symptoms of PTSD, and it provides structured interventions to help users complete ‘exposure’ exercises, which have beenshown to reduce the symptoms of PTSD.
It also includes links to online content regarding PTSD, support groups, and provides help finding a therapist.
I’ve downloaded and used the app and can vouch that it’s even better in many ways than MindApps’ original eCBT app (which is still a cool tool for mental health).
Isn’t it cool when we can literally get psychological science delivered right to our palms?
While MindApps is our partner, we don’t get anything if you decide to purchase this app. We just recognize the benefits of providing tools like this in any kind of environment — on the go, wherever you may be — and want to promote such tools to our readers. We think they offer another treatment option to those in need (and it sure beats the cost of a therapy session!).
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 16 Feb 2010
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Grohol, J. (2010). MindApps Releases eCBT Trauma. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 31, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/02/16/mindapps-releases-ecbt-trauma/