To better the mental well-being of users by providing cognitive behavioral therapy at the convenience of a mobile application.
We aim to improve access to a tried and true self-help option.
WHY WE DO IT
We have developed an app that educates users on how to administer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for themselves, by themselves in a journaling mobile-setting intervention. Recently, studies have shown that CBT done by the users themselves can be just as effective as that administered by a licensed professional. However, these studies mainly utilized CBT worksheets or self-help books, which may not be available options for many people, especially college students.
A CBT mobile application such as FelicityCBT would potentially benefit thousands of people who want to improve their mental wellbeing and are unable to receive the help they require for manifold reasons, by providing self-administered cognitive behavioral therapy.
*Disclaimer: FelicityCBT is not intended to replace traditional in-person therapy; however, it may be useful as a self-help aid for those with mild to moderate symptoms.
SO WHAT IS CBT?
CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, aims to change the ways in which people think or are stuck thinking by helping them realize their negative patterns of thought and reevaluate them. This change in perspective allows users to practice thinking in a more positive way.
Here is a brief video explaining how FelicityCBT uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you help yourself!
The Basement is UC San Diego's campus-wide innovation and entrepreneurial program dedicated to supporting all undergraduate majors. We are part of its Incubator Track program, which provides intermediate programming, access to space, mentorship, resources and more. Students get access to coaching, pitch prep, prototyping tech., and proof of concept funding.
The StartR program is a unique accelerator that was created to increase and encourage diversity in entrepreneurship, particularly women. We are one of the participants from across the UC San Diego campus who were selected to join the Accelerator Program, receive focused mentoring and meet regularly with advisors to help prepare us for investor meetings.
Click the video below to watch our presentation on StartR Demo Day at Sanford Consortium Roth Auditorium
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