ICT’s PTSD Virtual Therapy Featured on NPR

Published: March 24, 2008
Category: News

ICT’s Skip Rizzo was interviewed on NPR’s “News & Notes” about developing and using virtual reality exposure therapy to treat PTSD.  “In order to treat PTSD effectively, we often rely on what’s called exposure therapy, and that is to get people to revisit the trauma and to emotionally process those memories,” Rizzo said. “So that is why we go to the trouble and expense to create a virtual Iraq environment in which the person can ever so gradually re-experience what they went through in Iraq, but in a safe, supportive environment in the clinician’s office,” he added. Roughly 20 sites across the U.S. are testing the therapy, the story reported.
Listen to NPR’s story.