Swedish DBT researchers and clinicians prepare to release a DBT app for the iPhone. Yesterday, I received a message from Andres Nordlund. It read:
My name is Andreas and I follow your web and twitter messages.
I’ve noticed and applaud your efforts to help BPD and self-harm in particular.I would like to make you aware of my newest project which is a DBT Self-help app for Iphone. Developed by myself in collaboration with some of Swedens top DBT-therapist we hope that this App really will contribute to therapy effects, especially with skill acquisition and generalization into everyday life and crisis situations.
Please read more att www.dbt-app.com and help spread the word, this app can help both therapists and clients.
The website (which is sadly still under construction) includes the following information about the app:
The user will have the opportunity to learn about:
- Using effective skills to manage and regulate emotions, to act in relationships and presence in his life.
- To cope with overwhelming feelings, without acting impulsively.
- Identify and regulate their emotions and change their behavior to increase positive emotions in life.
- To increase awareness and strengthen its attention to what is happening here and now.