20 Apr Virtual Reality in clinical practice
Clinical Guide: Virtual Reality in clinical practice
In this clinical guide we offer an extensive compilation of everything you need to know about virtual reality applied to mental health. Learn about the scientific studies that validate this tool and what techniques you can use to apply new technologies in your clinical practice.
With this guide you will learn:
- Introduction to VR therapy
- Benefits and scientific studies of VR in mental health
- Specific recommendations and user manual for the therapeutic process
- Main tools to apply VR
- The potential of VR in mental health
- Real clinical cases from psychologists that uses VR on a daily basis
- Bibliography and FAQ
Virtual Reality is an advanced and effective technology that is revolutionizing the world of mental health. More than 20 years of scientific evidence validate its therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of anxiety disorders, showing better results than traditional therapies.
It is a non-invasive and safe technique that is based on the projection of interactive 3D graphics through a VR device (glasses and headphones). The placement of the helmet isolates external stimuli transporting the user to a different environment from the one at that moment. It is in this “virtual” environment, designed by and for healthcare professionals, that the most appropriate therapeutic procedure is applied to the patient’s characteristics.
In this clinical guide, we will talk about those scientific studies that support the effectiveness of the use of virtual reality in psychotherapy and explain how the Psious tool has been developed between the real exposure and the imagined exposure to qualitatively facilitate the therapeutic dynamic flow during the session.