Exposure is a vital component of treating anxiety and phobias so clients can face their fears and take control of their lives.
But no matter how much you try to prepare them, many clients are too frightened to face specific anxiety and panic inducing situations and scenarios on their own. And accompanying them is expensive, time-consuming, creates confidentiality risks, and is often impractical.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a major advance in anxiety treatment that lets your clients face their fears and anxieties head-on in a safe, practical way that leads to faster results and gives clients and clinicians the ability to control, gradually increase the intensity, and repeat exposures in ways that are impossible in real life.
Now you can have clients fly in virtual planes, drive virtual cars, stand at virtual heights, or speak to virtual audiences while you monitor and coach them at each step!
Watch licensed psychologist and Virtual Reality Treatment pioneer Elizabeth McMahon, PhD for this one-day training as she makes VR completely accessible, understandable and useable for all clinicians regardless of their skill with a computer! From the technical to the clinical, Dr. McMahon will put it all within your grasp so you can use VR in your own practice working with anxious clients in-person or via telehealth!
Watch and discover:
Add a new dimension to your practice and enhance your treatment of anxiety with Virtual Reality!
This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.
|Manual - Virtual Reality (VR) for Anxiety and Phobia Treatment (5.6 MB)||104 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Elizabeth McMahon, PhD, is an expert on Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) for anxiety and an engaging and sought-after teacher known for her ability to translate research into practical skills for clinicians. She has been using VR in therapy and training other therapists in this technology since 2010.
Dr. McMahon has presented at VR and healthcare conferences, at the Technology Mind & Society conference, and has taught accredited CE workshops for PESI, APA, California Psychological Association, regional psychological associations, and other organizations. Her 10-week webinar on VRT was attended by therpists around the wrold and her talks receive ratings.
Her workbook, Overcoming Anxiety and Panic Interactive Guide helps clients prepare for treatment. Her therapist workbook, Virtual Reality THerapy for Anxiety: A Guide for Therapists, will be published in 2021 in Routledge.
Dr. McMahon earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University, completed a post-doctoral residency at Sheppard-Pratt Psychiatric Hospital, and worked for Kaiser Psychiatry Department in Fremont before entering private practice. While at Kaiser, she helped create regional best practices for anxiety disorders, wrote the first health education class on anxiety, supervised post-doctoral psychology residents, and gave numerous presentations on anxiety and using VR to professional and lay audiences.
Financial: Elizabeth McMahon is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Elizabeth McMahon is a member of the American Psychological Association; the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; and the California Psychological Association.
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