PE Coach

PE Coach is an app intended for use by therapists and clients engaging in Progressive Exposure (PE) therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PE therapy is a specific form of psychotherapy, provided by a professional, aimed at helping survivors of trauma process their experiences, which can alleviate symptoms of PTSD. PE Coach is designed to be a convenient add-on to this therapy: it contains tools for recording sessions, completing homework, and practicing skills learned in the treatment room. This allows users – with their providers – to stay on top of their treatment to help ensure that they obtain the greatest possible benefit.

Available for: Mobile devices
Company: http://t2health.org/>National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2)
Classification: Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted conditions: PTSD
Target demographic: Adults
Special provider necessary: Yes
Non-English Language versions available: No
Where to get it: http://t2health.org/apps/pe-coach https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pe-coach/id507357193?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.t2health.pe&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
(no research on specific claims, only on feasibility)
Source of funding for the research: 2/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 3/3
Number of consumer ratings: 2/3
Product advisory support:  1/1
Software support:  0/2

date of rating: June 2016

Explanation of the rating factors


MARS rating

Quality scores range from 1 to 5, where 5 is the maximum score

 

Objective quality score: 3.68

Subscale scores:

Engagement: 3.50

Functionality: 4.50

Aesthetics: 2.50

Information: 4.21


Subjective quality score: 1.50

Perceived impact score: 2.67

 

Rated by: Queensland University

Date of rating: A

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Research on the product

See the company’s research page

Kuhn, E., Eftekhari, A., Hoffman, J.E., Crowley, J.J., Ramsey, K.M., Reger, G.M., & Ruzek, J.I. (2014). Clinician Perceptions of Using a Smartphone App with Prolonged Exposure Therapy. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, (In press). doi: 10.1007/s10488-013-0532-2 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10488-013-0532-2

  • “Overall, VA PE-trained clinicians appear to hold generally favorable perceptions of using a smartphone app as an adjunct to PE. Clinicians agreed that the app would offer a relative advantage to existing PE practices and would be compatible with their own and their patients’ values and needs and disagreed that the app would be too complicated to use.”

Also see the research page at the The National Center for Telehealth & Technology http://www.t2.health.mil/research.html



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