Advanced Computational Intelligence Paradigms in Healthcare 6. Virtual Reality in Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation, and Assessment

  • Sheryl Brahnam
  • Lakhmi C. Jain

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 337)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Virtual Reality in Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation, and Neurological Assessment

  3. Part 1: Virtual Reality and Psychotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. MAJ Melba C. Stetz, Richard I. Ries, Raymond A. Folen
      Pages 13-29
    3. Katharina Meyerbröker, Paul M. G. Emmelkamp
      Pages 47-62
    4. Simona Scozzari, Luciano Gamberini
      Pages 63-108
    5. Stéphane Bouchard, Tanya Guitard, François Bernier, Geneviève Robillard
      Pages 109-128
    6. Jacquelyn Ford Morie
      Pages 149-166
  4. Part 2: Virtual Reality and Rehabilitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Minhua Ma, Huiru Zheng
      Pages 169-192
    3. Dave Hilton, Sue Cobb, Tony Pridmore, John Gladman, Judi Edmans
      Pages 193-228
    4. Denise Reid
      Pages 253-268
  5. Part 3: Virtual Reality and Assessment

  6. Back Matter

About this book


This volume presents the latest research in Virtual Reality (VR), as it is being applied in psychotherapy, rehabilitation, and the analysis of behaviour for neurological assessment. This book will be of value to anyone already in the field and to those who are interested in the development of VR systems for therapeutic purposes. The contents include:

·         The latest literature reviews on VR in psychotherapy, psychological wellbeing, and rehabilitation

·         VR and cognitive behavior therapy

·         Increasing presence in VR for effective exposure therapy and treatment of anxiety disorders

·         VR military training for managing combat stress and preventing post traumatic stress

·         VR, mixed reality systems, and games for stroke rehabilitation

·         VR systems for improving vision in children with amblyopia

·         Therapeutic play in virtual environments

·         Healing potential of online virtual worlds such as Second Life

·         Neuropsychological assessment using virtual environments

·         Detailed accounts on how VR systems are designed, implemented, and best evaluated

·         Discussions of limitations, problems, and ethical concerns using VR in mental and physical therapy


Computational Intelligence Healthcare Virtual Reality in Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation, and Assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Sheryl Brahnam
    • 1
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Information SystemsMissouri State UniversitySpringfieldUSA
  2. 2.Knowledge-based EngineeringUniversity of South AustraliaSouth AustraliaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17823-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17824-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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