And, as teens grow up, they can ‘graduate’ to the adult app version of the CBT*ABC way to continue practicing positive self-talk!
The teen version of the CBT*ABC way app builds on the kid version in that it includes additional ‘steps’ in the ABC way process. In addition to (1) identifying the negative Thoughts and (2) negative Feelings associated with a Situation/Event, then (3) challenging the negative Thoughts, and (4) re-rating the original negative Feelings as in the kid version, the teen version also (5) rates the degree of belief in the Old Thoughts, and (6) identifies and rates New Feelings.
Who can use this app?
* their parents
What types of negative thoughts can teens practice replacing?
Special features of this app
• Simple, interactive, step-by-step approach
• Before and after ratings of old and new thoughts
• Before and after ratings of old and new feelings
• ‘On-the-go’ way to practice skill-building
• Fun reward page for positive self-talk
• No personal information collected or stored
• Printing and e-mail functions for results and to keep track of progress
• An easy Thought Record for teens
• Great homework/practice supplement for counselor-based therapy sessions
** No in-app purchases are required, and there are no in-app ads! **
CBT stands for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and ABC way stands for
Antecedent (Situation – What is going on?)
CBT is a model based in science (known as an “evidence-based practice”). The ABC way is a Thought Record. When the ideas of CBT and ABC were introduced, Thought Records were done on paper. Thanks to mobile technology, your ABCs can also be done on apps!
This app is not a substitute for counseling/therapy, and is not intended to replace seeking help from a trained health professional. If the child is less than 13 years old, they should only download and/or use the application in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, a parent or guardian.