From Combat to COVID-19 – Managing the Impact of Trauma Using Virtual Reality (bibtex)
by Hartholt, Arno and Mozgai, Sharon
Abstract:
Research has documented the efficacy of clinical applications that leverage Virtual Reality (VR) for assessment and treatment purposes across a wide range of domains, including pain, phobias, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As the field of Clinical VR matures, it is important to review its origins and examine how these initial explorations have progressed, what gaps remain, and what opportunities the community can pursue. We do this by reflecting on our personal scientific journey against the backdrop of the field in general. In particular, this paper discusses how a clinical research program that was initially designed to deliver trauma-focused VR exposure therapy (VRET) for combat-related PTSD has been evolved to expand its impact and address a wider range of trauma sources. Such trauma sources include sexual trauma and the needs of first responders and healthcare professionals serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We provide an overview of the field and its general trends, discuss the genesis of our research agenda and its current status, and summarize upcoming opportunities, together with common challenges and lessons learned.
Reference:
From Combat to COVID-19 – Managing the Impact of Trauma Using Virtual Reality (Hartholt, Arno and Mozgai, Sharon), In .
Bibtex Entry:
@article{hartholt_combat_nodate,
	title = {From {Combat} to {COVID}-19 – {Managing} the {Impact} of {Trauma} {Using} {Virtual} {Reality}},
	abstract = {Research has documented the efficacy of clinical applications that leverage Virtual Reality (VR) for assessment and treatment purposes across a wide range of domains, including pain, phobias, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As the field of Clinical VR matures, it is important to review its origins and examine how these initial explorations have progressed, what gaps remain, and what opportunities the community can pursue. We do this by reflecting on our personal scientific journey against the backdrop of the field in general. In particular, this paper discusses how a clinical research program that was initially designed to deliver trauma-focused VR exposure therapy (VRET) for combat-related PTSD has been evolved to expand its impact and address a wider range of trauma sources. Such trauma sources include sexual trauma and the needs of first responders and healthcare professionals serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We provide an overview of the field and its general trends, discuss the genesis of our research agenda and its current status, and summarize upcoming opportunities, together with common challenges and lessons learned.},
	language = {en},
	author = {Hartholt, Arno and Mozgai, Sharon},
	pages = {35},
	file = {Hartholt and Mozgai - From Combat to COVID-19 – Managing the Impact of T.pdf:files/1779/Hartholt and Mozgai - From Combat to COVID-19 – Managing the Impact of T.pdf:application/pdf},
}
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