Psychological Diagnosis Study App Now Available for Android, Apple Devices

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2/13/2013

Psychological Diagnosis Study App Now Available for Android, Apple Devices


The faculty and students of University of the Rockies, a social and behavioral sciences graduate school based in Colorado, have created an educational psychological diagnostic app. Called “The Client,” the app is now available to the public via Google Play and the Apple App Store.

This new app is expressly designed to test users’ knowledge of psychological disorders, using gamification of hypothetical patient background, history, and symptoms to describe more than 170 mental health disorders. Beyond mere recognition of ailments, The Client also challenges participants on the identification of treatment plans for each disorder.

The idea behind The Client started with University of the Rockies’ Dr. David Stephens, dean of the School of Professional Psychology, while the heavy lifting of development was done by the Products group at Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI). Rockies faculty and students served as subject matter experts throughout The Client’s development process, and Rockies students contributed to beta testing.

“It’s essential to expose psychology students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to a wide variety of clinical symptoms and settings,” stated Dr. Stephens. “The Client provides its users with an engaging app that fleshes out many typical diagnostic situations, and allows those users to work with both the diagnosis and treatment planning process together. I believe this app is an excellent tool for enhancing students’ understanding of psychological diagnosis and treatment planning.”

The Client app is optimized for Android and iOS-powered smartphones, and will run on Android and iOS-powered tablets. It is available as a download for Android devices on Google Play and for Apple devices via the App Store in iTunes.

About University of the Rockies
University of the Rockies is an advanced graduate institution for tomorrow’s thought leaders. The University provides an intimate and dynamic learning environment, offering highly specialized master’s and doctoral degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences, access to industry experts, campus clinical programs for practical experience, and research and publishing opportunities. University of the Rockies is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org). Small by design, University of the Rockies classes are presented in a progressive online format and at its Colorado Springs, Colorado, campus. For more information, please visit www.rockies.edu or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.

About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its accredited institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.

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