20 June 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PsycApps: The World Of Digital Mental Health

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by UpSkill: Tech (by Birkbeck Careers & Employability)

PsycApps is finding a way how to get people suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses intrinsically motivated to stick to therapeutic digital programs. Many mental health issues include symptoms such as lack of motivation and cognitive impairment. Using gamification and studying behavioural engagement patterns to keep people motivated will be the Big Change that can better and save lives.

The therapist side of the apps helps therapists to manage patient payments, scheduling and strengthen the therapeutic alliance while maintaining client retention.

In a fast-paced, ever changing digital world, what could be more attractive than a game that helps you fight your mental illness!?

PsycApps has partnered up with a US based game development company called Collision Studios. Collision Studios has developed a vast suite of successful apps and games such as 300, The Walking Dead and Barbie.


Silja Litvin was born in Germany but moved to southern California early in her life. Exposed to many diverse cultures early in life, she developed an insatiable curiosity for the human condition leading to her pursuing a degree in psychology.

She began her Masters at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, graduating in Clinical Psychology and Systemic Family Therapy in 2013. Alongside her education as a Systemic Family Therapist in 2015, she began her PhD in Clinical Psychology.

A child of the digital generation, Silja was looking for ways to use apps and social media to help people suffering from mental issues. She went on to create a psychological mobile app that helps users identify and self-manage depression. With this idea, she undertook her PhD thesis, thus ensuring it to be evidence based and ethically sound.

Now she is venturing into the world of AI, gamification and chatbots to find a way to be able to help people help themselves, launching the beta of her emotional fitness game eQuoo in New Zealand and Australia.


  • The Story of PsycApps
  • What is Digital Mental Health?
  • The unique approach you need to succeed
  • The future of Mental Health Care

Join Silja Litvin for this truly unmissable event where we will unravel the future of Mental Health Care – reserve your spot now!

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20 June 2018
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Birkbeck, University of London
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