Using Virtual Reality to Treat Mental Disorders - Waterloo Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Community of Practice (CTE 7511)Export this event to calendar

Thursday, March 31, 2022 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT


Audience: Instructors interested in XR/VR
Location: Online

Host 

Centre for Teaching Excellence

Description

The University of Waterloo XR Instructor's COP is excited to host an informal presentation by Dr. Stéphane Bouchard,  Ph.D.  Dr Bouchard leads the UQO Cyberpsychology Laboratory and is a Canada Research Chair in Clinical Cyberpsychology. Among other activities, Dr. Bouchard conducts experimental studies to understand why virtual reality is an effective treatment tool. He will give a presentation on how VR can be used to effectively treat mental disorders, what the important ingredients are, and the lessons learned over more than 20 years of research. You can read more about Dr. Bouchard's activities on his UQO profile.

The session is scheduled for Thursday, March 31 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. 

If you are interested in learning a bit more about this topic in advance, read: "Soon, You Could Meet Your Therapist in Virtual Reality: But Is It a Good Idea?"

Registration

Registration required (if this is your first time using GoSignMeUp, you will need to set up your account first). If you have changed roles at the University (e.g., graduate student to faculty) please update your "Participant Profile" in your GoSignMeUp account. After you register, a link to the Teams session will be emailed to you prior to the event. 

Cancellations

Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.

Accessibility

The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing cte@uwaterloo.ca. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.   

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