The LA Times: ICT Virtual Patients to Train USC Social Work Students in New Military Specialization

Published: October 23, 2008
Category: News

ICT will be collaborating with the USC School of Social Work in a first-of-its-kind master’s specialization program to help prepare social workers for caring for the needs of soldiers, veterans and thier families. The Military Social Work Specialization will hold its first classes in fall 2009 and plans to use some of ICT’s immersive technologies to train social workers and treat patients.  ICT has created virtual patients to aid clinicians in their interviewing and diagnostic skills and also developed a virtual reality exposure therapy to treat soldiers and veterans suffering from PTSD.
Read the LA Times story.
Read the USC News story.