Bakker – Apps (August 2020)

CBT@Home webinar series

Using CBT apps in clinical practice

Dr David Bakker, Private Practice, Adjunct Research Associate, Monash University

This approx. 1-hour CBT@Home webinar was recorded in July 2020.

AACBT members can view for free.

Non-members may purchase here.

There are many mobile apps available that can enhance CBT with a practitioner, or that use CBT principles in their design. However, it can be difficult to choose from the range of apps.

This is a very approachable presentation which introduces many apps for a variety of uses by the clinician and client, and also provides tips on integrating apps into your clinical practice.


Dr David Bakker is a Clinical Psychologist who has researched and developed a CBT-based app (MoodMission) and consulted on other mental health app projects. He regularly uses apps in therapy, and has presented on the topic at schools, universities, conferences, and trade shows.

David completed his DPsych(Clin) at Monash University, where he remains an Adjunct Research Associate. He is currently in private practice in Hobart, Tasmania.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • An overview of the evidence-based features to look for in mental health apps
  • How to choose apps to fit with client formulations and treatment plans
  • A range of example apps that are currently available

This is a hands-on session from a private practice therapist who regularly uses apps in his sessions.

The presentation will cover several different app categories with 3-4 apps in each, including:

  • Mindfulness
  • Fitness
  • Journaling
  • Mood tracking
  • Thought recording
  • Coping skills (incl MoodMission, which is affiliated with presenter)


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