Virtual Reality (VR) is an exciting technological advance offering significant clinical benefits. It is used to help treat specific phobias, war-related PTSD, school phobia, social anxiety, public speaking fear, OCD, etc. Additional uses are being explored for substance abuse, body image and eating disorders, ADHD, ASD, pain, and rehabilitation.
Research findings and clinical experience support its efficacy and effectiveness, especially with phobias. Research findings will be reviewed. Treatment recommendations for incorporating VR exposure in anxiety treatment will be presented with case examples. Attendees can personally experience 3-D immersive VR.