Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help

Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help is an Android™ app that can help users identify and change problematic thinking that can lead to a variety of mental illnesses. It asks users to record bothersome or problematic events and then identify the irrational thinking or belief that contributed to the event. Users can then review suggestions for ways of questioning and challenging these thoughts or beliefs in the future. Based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help can be a helpful tool for overcoming mental illness.

Available for: Android™ devices
Company: Excel At Life, LLC
Classification: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Targeted conditions: Mood Disorders, PTSD and Other Anxiety Disorders
Target demographic: Adolescents and Adults
Special provider necessary: No
Non-English Language versions available: No
Where to get it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.excelatlife.cbtdiary&hl=en


Expert ratings and reviews

PsyberGuide rating: The research and support basis of the product

Total score: 8/14

subscores
Basis of research: 0/3
Source of funding for the research: 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 2/3
Number of consumer ratings: 3/3
Product advisory support:  1/1
Software support:  2/2

date of rating: June 2016

Explanation of the rating factors


MARS rating

  • Two experts rated the MARS
  • Quality scores range from 1 to 5, where 5 is the maximum score

Objective quality score: 3.50

Subscale scores:

Engagement: 3.20

Functionality: 3.75

Aesthetics: 3.17

Information: 3.90


Subjective quality score: 2.75

Perceived impact score: 3.33

 

Independently rated by the Queensland University of Technology

Date of rating: August 2016

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Expert review

Read the expert review by Jason Moehringer, PsyD




Research on the product

No specific research on the product. The company has a list of educational articles (not peer-reviewed) at http://www.excelatlife.com/articles_all.htm



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