20 Dec 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. We teach you about the scientific studies that validate this tool and we emphasize the techniques with which you can start applying new technologies in your therapies.
With this guide you will learn:
- What is virtual reality and how to use it in psychotherapy
- Advantages and disadvantages of its use
- What your patients should know before starting
- What would be the intervention methodology in each session
- Specific recommendations depending on the technique used
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.