Theory-guided virtual reality psychotherapies: Going beyond CBT-based approaches
Most VR applications in mental health care have focused on cognitive behavioral therapy. This paper is a call to expand research into other theory-guided psychotherapy practices. Evidence is presented that supports the so-called dodo bird effect that contends that all bona fide psychotherapies are equally effective. Two avenues for expanding research are suggested that focus on VR strengths: creating VR playspaces (virtual environments where therapist and client can engage playfully) and VR drama therapy.
Information Technology and Cybersecurity
creative expression therapy, dodo bird effect, drama therapy, playspace, psychotherapy, virtual reality
Brahnam, Sheryl. "Theory-guided virtual reality psychotherapies: Going beyond CBT-based approaches." In International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, pp. 12-21. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)