Virtual Reality Psychological Therapy – Dr Valmaggia & Professor Freeman
A free Maudsley Digital Health Group event focused on virtual reality-assisted psychological therapies.
Virtual reality (VR) involves the creation of immersive and interactive computer-generated worlds, which have the sensation of being in life-like environments. Within mental health, VR is being trialled as a potential tool to support psychological therapies. VR offers a number of potential advantages over conventional therapies; it allows therapeutic control over feared exposures or stimuli, immediate therapeutic input and consistent treatment delivery. Mental health areas relevant to current VR research studies include psychosis, paranoia, anxiety, depression, autism and many more.
The Maudsley Digital Health Group is excited to be joined by two world-leading experts in VR psychological therapy from King’s College London and the University of Oxford; Dr Lucia Valmaggia and Professor Daniel Freeman. The event will include two presentations from the research teams, followed by a Q&A discussion to explore the area further.
The event is free & open to clinicians, researchers, students, service-users and members of the wider public. To access a link to join the meeting, please register in advance.