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Skip Rizzo and ICT’s Virtual Patient Work Featured on Live Science, GizMag and SmartPlanet

August 3, 2012

LiveScience featured research from ICT’s Skip Rizzo virtual patient work, involving training therapists to deal with traumatized veterans. Psychiatry residents use interactive programs to learn to diagnose disorders like post-traumatic stress ; they speak in real time to virtual characters with different personalities and problems, and the characters respond. Rizzo said he hopes to create a library of virtual patients with different diagnoses, for use by psychiatrists and psychologists. SmartPlanet and Gizmag also covered the work. The articles were based on the plenary talk that Rizzo gave at the recent convention of the American Psychological Association in Orlando, Florida.