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DBT Self-Help & Diary Card Review

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Credibility

Credibility

1.33 / 5.00

Overall Score: 4/15

Consumer Ratings: 0/2
Proposed Goal: 2/2
Evidence Based Content: 1/1
Software Updates: 0/2
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: August 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

3.83 / 5.00

Engagement: 3.10 Functionality: 4.00 Aesthetics: 4.33 Information: 3.90 Subjective quality score: 3.00 Perceived impact score: 3.42 Rating date: August 2016 Rated by: Queensland University

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Transparency

Transparency

Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Does the app have a privacy policy?:No/Can’t Tell

Does the policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell

Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?:No/Can’t Tell

Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts the entered data OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell

Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can delete entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell

Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell

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Professional Reviews

Professional Review

Not Yet Available

DBT Self-Help provides a way for users to learn about and practice Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Intended to be used either as a supplement to a traditional DBT program or as a stand-alone introduction, DBT Self-Help contains the full catalogue of DBT principles and skills. These are broken down into four categories: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Relations, and Distress Tolerance. Users can access pre-made lists of skills and practice for use in managing common problems, such as anger management or shame, or can make their own crisis list for use when facing overwhelming problems in the moment. DBT Self-Help is not a substitute for a professional DBT program; however, it may be useful for individuals who do not have access to such services or to providers who are looking for tools to keep clients engaged in practicing DBT.

The Android version of the app differs somewhat from the Apple version. It is listed as DBT Self-Help and Diary Card, and it includes a Diary Card function for users to track their emotions and the skills they use, which can be sent via email to their DBT provider. This Diary Card feature is not available in the Apple version.

Technical Details

Available for: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires Android 4.1 and up.
Developer: Whale on the Moon
Type of Treatment: Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? Recommended
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Where to get it: Google Play, Apple App Store

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of DBT Self-Help & Diary Card

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Works

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