Who is Professor Jo Diederich?
Joachim ("Jo") is a registered, practising clinical psychologist as well as a computer scientist and computational linguist. He obtained a Habilitation (Higher Doctorate) in Computer Science from the University of Hamburg (Germany), a PhD in Psycholinguistics/Computer Linguistics from the University of Bielefeld (Germany) and the degree of "Diplom-Psychologe" (with a focus on clinical psychology) from the University of Münster (Germany). He is the Founder and Director of the Psychology Network Pty Ltd and an Honorary Professor in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Email Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is JoBot?
JoBot is a professional digital clone, an artificial intelligence program that is modelled on the daily psychological work of Prof Jo Diederich, a clinical psychologist in Australia. While Prof Jo can only see one person at a time in his practice in Australia, JoBot is available anytime, anywhere in the world and makes practical psychological knowedge and experience available to anyone. Most importantly, any user of JoBot can contact Prof Jo or any of the clinical psychologists of the Psychology Network Pty Ltd at any point in time.
JoBot is the tightest possible integration of human psychological service and artificial intelligence since JoBot learns from the daily work of practising psychologists. Psychological work and experience is turned into code for an artificial intelligence program. This tight integration makes JoBot perfect for use in remote locations.
JoBot answers questions about Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), relaxation techniques and a range of mental health issues including depression and anxiety. In addition, JoBot has background knowledge on neuro-developmental disorders such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Language analysis allows the user to obtain feedback on mood while using the program.
While the psychological "therapy" version of JoBot is free to use, the extended JoBot including "assessment" is available on a subscription basis. The extended version tightly integrates artificial intelligence with psychological thereapy and assessment. The extended JoBot offers
- Analysis of JoBot inputs to determine emotional state.
- Analysis of JoBot dialogues to determine mood and potentially depression.
- Interaction with JoBot on Twitter by use of direct messaging (DM).
- Assessment tools in the form of questionnaires.
- Fast access to online psychologists by use of text messages, email and Twitter DM.
- A 10% reduction of the fee for online sessions with registered, licensed psychologists.