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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Two Great New Apps for Clients...and Therapists

For those with psychological "issues", there are a couple of great new apps out there for troops (and civilians) to use . LifeArmor and PE Coach (prolonged exposure) are available for Android and iPhones and each has a place in a therapeutic context.

LifeArmor is for more general issues, offering a lot if great information and tools for A VARIETY of problems, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, stress and much more. It is easy to use and interactive, making psychoeducation portable, easy, and fun!

PE Coach is much more specific, focusing on prolonged exposure (hence the PE), the "empirically supported treatment" (EST - that's short for "supported by lots of research") for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) developed by Foa, et al. PE Coach helps therapists and clients develop SUDS anchors, exposure hierarchies, homework assignments and even has an appointment tool and session recording/review option! This is a tool any therapist providing the EST of choice, PE, for PTSD should utilize! It's so simple and useful, I'm surprised nobody thought of it sooner.

Both apps are useful for INFORMATION PURPOSES, but are designed to augment, be used in conjunction with, therapy, conducted by A COMPETENT, LICENSED CLINICIAN.

LifeArmor and PE Coach are both available FOR FREE at Google's PlayStore, for those with Android phones. If you have an paid too much (and know where to go - I don't!).


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