“Aspire” is part of the Intellicare Suite* of mental health apps by the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies. “Aspire” is designed to help users create and set goals in lines with their values and aspirations. Upon opening the app, users are encouraged to indicate one or more value-based areas of their life that they’d like to actively pursue in day-to-day life. The are several available options with different “challenge tracks”, including “Compassion”, “Friendship”, “Fitness”,”Mastery”,”Mindfulness”, “Humor”, “Inner Peace”, and “Acceptance”, among others. The app encourages users to complete at least one value-oriented task each day, and complete the “challenge tracks” to increase positive emotional experiences.
*Stephen Schueller, the Executive Director of PsyberGuide and David Mohr, a PsyberGuide Scientific Advisory Board Member, were both involved with the development of IntelliCare. Dr. Schueller has no commercial interest in IntelliCare, nor Actualize Therapy. Dr. Mohr has an ownership interest in Actualize Therapy.
Available For: Android compatibility varies; Visit the Intellicare website.
Developer: CBITs, Northwestern University
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Gratitude
Targeted Conditions: Not Specified
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English
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Research on this App
“Aspire” is part of the Intellicare Suite of mental health apps by the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies. A 2017 trial of the Intellicare Suite found that users of the Intellicare apps showed a reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety after using 5 or more apps in the Intellicare suite over eight weeks.