Definition: Evidence Based Talk Therapy

Evidence-based Talk Therapy

Talk therapy based on proven methods of therapy.

 

The definition above talks about Evidence Based Therapy (EBT), in general, rather than the talk version of such proven methods of therapy in the TEDTalks Daily podcast below that talks about lay-counselor grandmothers trained to deliver such talk therapy.

Woebot – a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Chatbot

There’s a relatively new app out there called Woebot (available for Android and Apple). It’s an artificial intelligence chatbot that delivers cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT, for anxiety, depression, among other things… and it’s impressive just for the AI experience alone! Don’t settle for my opinion on that, though. Look at how two million messages are sent to it each week. Also, if you want to have an idea of how engaging it is, listen from about the 9:30 mark in the podcast below. The podcast had to act it out in the role of the bartender because the chatbot is just text right now. Finally, maybe just download it and give it a try!

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