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How virtual reality & technology are changing online mental health care

How virtual reality & technology are changing online mental health care
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In today's newsletter, you'll find articles and expert video interviews that run across the telehealth spectrum. From behavior analysis to virtual reality technology, we hope that something in this issue calls to you!  




Applied Behavior Analysis:

Addressing Challenges to Virtual Service

Video Interview  

In this video interview, Dr. Dominguezthe Founder of Shaping Change

describes how she uses applied behavior analysis with her clients, and how she addresses emerging challenges to virtual services. Dr. Dominguez also describes the work that the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is doing, along with the benefits that come with professional membership. You can watch the full interview here.

How to Train Students in TeleMental Health

Video Interview

Telemental health services can be thought of as essential modalities that fill a crucial gap in service delivery. In this video interview, you’ll hear how Texas Tech University's MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty is training graduate students in telemental health competencies through their innovative online counseling curriculum. You can watch the full video here. 


Can ChatBots Answer Mental Health Challenges in the US? 

Many students are overwhelmed by the stressors associated with COVID-19, and some schools have even proposed using mental health chatbots to meet the needs of students who have experienced an uptick in mental health symptoms. In this article, you’ll read about the motivations—along with the potential benefits and drawbacks—behind psychologist Alison Darcy’s WoeBot application for young adults.

 Automatic Virtual Reality is Treating Agoraphobic Avoidance in Patients with Psychosis

In a new study, researchers found that using cognitive therapy interventions through virtual reality technology led to a significant decrease in anxious avoidance and distress in daily situations. Researchers noted that this type of therapy intervention was particularly useful for patients who displayed severe agoraphobic avoidance and helped them reduce anxious thoughts that were connected to protective behaviors. You can read more about the study here.

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