Details leading-edge applications of VR across a broad spectrum of psychological and neurocognitive conditions
Tracks the contributions of VR devices, systems, and methods to accurate assessment, evidence-based and client-centered treatment methods
Offers itself as an essential read for neuropsychologists, rehabilitation specialists (including physical, speech, vocational, and occupational therapists), and neurologists
Part of the book series: Virtual Reality Technologies for Health and Clinical Applications (VRTHCA)
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Table of contents (18 chapters)
About this book
This exciting collection tours virtual reality in both its current therapeutic forms and its potential to transform a wide range of medical and mental health-related fields. Extensive findings track the contributions of VR devices, systems, and methods to accurate assessment, evidence-based and client-centered treatment methods, and—as described in a stimulating discussion of virtual patient technologies—innovative clinical training. Immersive digital technologies are shown enhancing opportunities for patients to react to situations, therapists to process patients’ physiological responses, and scientists to have greater control over test conditions and access to results. Expert coverage details leading-edge applications of VR across a broad spectrum of psychological and neurocognitive conditions, including:
- Treating anxiety disorders and PTSD.
- Treating developmental and learning disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder,
- Assessment of and rehabilitation from stroke and traumatic brain injuries.
- Assessment and treatment of substance abuse.
- Assessment of deviant sexual interests.
- Treating obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.
- Augmenting learning skills for blind persons.
Readable and relevant, Virtual Reality for Psychological and Neurocognitive Interventions is an essential idea book for neuropsychologists, rehabilitation specialists (including physical, speech, vocational, and occupational therapists), and neurologists. Researchers across the behavioral and social sciences will find it a roadmap toward new and emerging areas of study.
- Cognitive impairment
- Neurocognitive rehabilitation
- Neuropsychological intervention
- Psychological rehabilitation
- Virtual reality in health
- Virtual reality in medicine
Editors and Affiliations
Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, Marina del Rey, USA
Albert “Skip” Rizzo
Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau, Canada
About the editors
Stéphane Bouchard holds the Canada Research Chair in Clinical cyberpsychology and teaches psychotherapy and cyberpsychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais in Canada As a scientist-practitioner, his current research projects involve developing virtual environments to treat complex anxiety disorders and pathological gambling, leading randomized control trials on the efficacy of in virtuo exposure for mental health disorders, and conducting experimental studies to understand to why virtual reality is an effective treatment tool. Another prolific area of expertise is telepsychotherapy, where he conducts randomized control trials and processes studies on the efficacy of delivering cognitive-behavior therapy in videoconference. His research lab holds Psyche, the only six-sided total immersion virtual reality system dedicated to mental health research. He has received for more than 12 million dollars in research funding, has published more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters, delivered hundreds of scientific communications around the world and is actively collaborating with researchers from around the globe. He is also the president of Cliniques and Development In Virtuo, as company that distributes virtual environments to mental health professionals.
Book Title: Virtual Reality for Psychological and Neurocognitive Interventions
Editors: Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Stéphane Bouchard
Publisher: Springer New York, NY
Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4939-9480-9Published: 24 August 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4939-9482-3Published: 24 August 2019
Series ISSN: 2199-4684
Series E-ISSN: 2199-4692
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XII, 415
Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour