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Virtual Reality and Immersive Technology (VR-IT) Clinic

With the development of biometric sensing devices, virtual reality and other immersive technologies can now provide many types of sensory feedback retraining and education relevant to treating psychiatric illnesses. The merging of immersive technology with the biology of sensation allows behavioral shaping and conditioning procedures specifically targeting symptoms unique to each patient. The Virtual Reality and Immersive Technology (VR-IT) Clinic bridges evidenced-based behavioral psychotherapies, clinical research, and medical technologies to treat a varying spectrum of psychiatric conditions. The VR-IT Clinic incorporates the most current and emerging methods of virtual and augmented reality treatments into traditional cognitive behavior and mindfulness-based therapies, taking a holistic, customized, and personal approach to each patient.

Conditions Treated

  • Simple Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Complex Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Psychosis
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Somatic Symptom Related Disorders
  • Eating Disorders

This Program Provides

  • Patient evaluation and consultation
  • Desensitization
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma-focused psychotherapy
  • Social, interpersonal, and communication skills training
  • Habit Reversal Training
  • Evidence-based psychotherapies delivered with virtual and augmented reality technology
  • Mindfulness-based skills training
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training

Clinic Director

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Program Faculty

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

For an appointment, please call:

650.498.9111