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Apps for psychology students

Apps for  Students

This chart contains Apps for students in counseling, psychology, social work or students in the mental health field. If you know of an mental health related App that should be on the list, please let us know.

Before you rely on an App studying or to make clinical mental health treatment decisions, consider the source of the material to ensure it is up to date and accurate. If you are intending on entering mental health client data in any App, first ensure that the App meets HIPAA, HITECH and encryption compliance standards.

A discussion thread on Apps student in the mental health field is at the end of this chart.

 

App Name Company User Topic OS
Dream Psychology Mandsaur Buildcon Pvt. Ltd Students Freudian Psychology e-Book Android,
Dream Psychology Ebook MyMobileBookself Students Freudian Psychology e-Book Android,
Dream Psychology for IPAD Hurryforward, Ltd Students Freudian Psychology e-Book iOS,
EPPP Practice Tests StudyPsych Students EPPP exam prep iOS, Android,
HD Encyclopedia of Psychology JOSE MAURICIO BARRIENTOS M Students Various psychology concepts iOS,
HDpsychology2 MauNelly Students Various psychology concepts iOS,
LCSW Social Work Clinical Board Exam Prep Upward Mobility Students ASWB Clinical Level Social Work Licensing Exam preparation iOS, Android,
Mental Health Nursing Simpaddico, LLC Students Mental health nursing study flash cards Android,
Mental Health Psychology applearningpurpose Students Clinical Psychology, anxiety/depression etc Android,
PrepZilla gWhiz, LLC Students Studying assistance iOS,
Psychiatry Glossary Publish This, LLC Students Reference Android,
Psychiatry LANGE Q&A gWhiz, LLC Students Lange Psychiatry Q&A book iOS,
Psychology 101 by WAGmob WAGmob Students Psychology Nook,
Psychology Facts Blue Fire Students Psychology related facts Android,
Psychology Terms Dictionary Vital Acts Inc. Students Psychology reference guide Android,
Questions of Psychiatry FreeTheDoctor Students Psychiatry reference Android,
Fuze Fuze Self-help, Students, Therapists, Therapy Video Conferencing iOS, Android,
Cisco Jabber Cisco Jabber Self-help, Students, Therapists, Therapy Video Conferencing iOS, Android,
Polycom RealPresence PolyCom Self-help, Students, Therapists, Therapy Video Conferencing iOS, Android,
Banckle Online Meeting Banckle Self-help, Students, Therapists, Therapy Video Conferencing Android,
NIH Depression Information Incelligence self-help, students Depression Android,

‎If you have an mental health App you would like to recommend or if you would like to discuss creating an App for psychotherapy you can contact Jay Ostrowski via email: Jay@BehavioralHealthInnovation.com.

Behavioral Health Innovation makes no warranties or claims regarding the usefulness of any of the above listed Apps and is not liable for the use or distribution of these products or services.

2 Comments

  1. Kate on April 27, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Are these aps for phone or how do we get to those aps, please explain

  2. admin on October 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    To get the apps, click on the blue title on the left. It should take you to that App store. Or you can go to the app store and type in the name of the app.

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How to Use Apps in Psychotherapy
There are MANY uses for Apps, but if you are brand new to using Apps in therapy, start by considering what you already use and see if there is a cross over product. The best way to start using Apps in therapy is to find ways to use an App to do what you already recommend to clients. Make sure that the recommendation fits the therapeutic goals of the client and the client has a clear rational for using it. I tend to frame this as an “experiment” to gather more information for a few days. Clients, unless they are compulsive, usually wane in compliance after a few few days anyway, so suggest they collect for a few days and save the information for the next meeting.

Have you ever had a client that could use a little more self-awareness? Ever wish you could collect more information to understand the extent of the client’s issue or help the client identify patterns? Does your client wonder if the medication really making a difference? Of course, the answer is “Yes” to all of these. Collecting information is one of the most basic (and easy) uses for Apps. Asking your client to log the “moment,” or collect information at different prescribed intervals could bring in valuable data into therapy. Imagine a client brining in a completed chart of the targeted emotions or behaviors and corresponding notes for those times.

A cautionary note on intervention Apps. Make sure that you are comfortable with the developer and material in the App. The FDA is working on regulations to monitor and regulate Apps that are relied upon for clinical decision-making and interventions. Until Apps are regulated, counselors should treat Apps like they would a self-help book and ensure that the materials are sound and appropriate to the client. There are a lot of Apps on the market that are simply entertaining or poorly done. So take a moment and try out an App and test it before you recommend it.

Once you are ready to recommend an App for therapy, take a moment and walk through using the app in session. This will help the client clearly understand what is expected and help the therapist identify any client’s limitations. Be clear on the expectations for use and the worth of the material gathered. Focus on the material rather than the technology. Keep the time interval for the App use short. Make sure the client is comfortable with the user agreement for the App. Do not have them email the results or post them on social media sites that are not HIPAA compliant.

The App will not replace the therapist, as many in mental health fear. We are not working towards the counselor saying “Take two Apps and call me next week.” Apps, like assessments, self-help materials and worksheets, serve as enhancements to the therapy process. Uses of Apps in therapy are as individual as the therapy session. Experiment with some of the Apps and post some feedback on your experiences.

Behavioral Health Innovation is reliant upon public information and the feedback from the companies represented regarding these telemental health counseling products/services and cannot make any warranty regarding this information. This information has been compiled for educational purposes and attempts are made regularly to verify the accuracy of the information. Individuals are encouraged to verify the information represented prior to making a purchasing decision.

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