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Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) for Phobias

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Featuring:

Elizabeth McMahon, PhD
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Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) for Phobias - Professional Mental Health Webinar
Thursday, February 09, 2023 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET
Level
Intermediate
CE/CME Credit
1.00

Virtual reality (VR) lets therapists offer individualized, controlled, immersive, repeatable exposure experiences during in-office or teletherapy sessions. Exposure therapy is the best practice treatment for phobias, but real-world exposure can be frightening, difficult, uncontrollable, or difficult to arrange. Clients are seeking VR therapy because VR can make exposure therapy easier and more acceptable. Changes in VR generalize to the real world. This webinar covers uses of VR in treating phobias, presents key research findings supporting VR exposure therapy (VRET), and touches on Diversity/Equity/Inclusion (DEI) issues. The presentation includes seven secrets of effective VRET, eight ways to monitor client response, and two case studies. The webinar also discusses VRET’s benefits, potential risks, common therapist concerns, and two approaches to creating a VR exposure hierarchy.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the research support and rationale for using virtual reality for exposure with phobias.
  2. Outline a hierarchy of virtual reality exposures as part of specific phobia treatment.
  3. Describe two ways to evaluate client response to virtual reality exposure therapy.
Presenter(s) Biography

Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

Elizabeth McMahon, PhD is a recognized expert in virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) who has specialized in anxiety disorders for over 30 years and has used virtual reality (VR) with clients since 2010. Dr. McMahon has given CE presentations on using VR to treat anxiety and phobias at national conferences, including for ADAA, the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and PESI. Her webinar ontreating needle phobia using VR for exposure as well as a video of a simulated VRET session are offered free to therapists through the Society for Virtual Reality Therapy (www.SVRT.org). Her publications include Virtual Reality Therapy for Anxiety: A Guide for Therapists (Routledge, 2022) and the client workbook, "Overcoming Anxiety and Panic interactive guide" (Hands-on-Guide, 2019).

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America
2023 Webinar: Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) for Phobias
Elizabeth Jane McMahon, PhD
Live: February 9, 2023
Enduring: February 10, 2023 – February 10, 2024
Online

 

Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this live activity / enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation
This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Anxiety and Depression Association of America.  Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  1.0 hours.

  • The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
    • MI: No CE requirements.
    • *OK: Accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities but not for ethics and/or online courses.
  • The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
    • AL MFTs: Credits authorized by NBCC or any other state licensing agency will be accepted.
    • MA MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 
  • The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (held outside NY ONLY), OK*, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY 
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Social Workers (ASWB) Credit Designation
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 1.0 GENERAL continuing education credits.

  • The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE,  NH, NM, NV, OH, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV*, WY 
    • *OK: Accepts ASWB ACE for live, in-person activities but not for ethics and/or online courses.
    • *WV: Accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is held live in West Virginia.
  • The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK*, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
    • AL: Activities without NBCC approval may be approved upon receipt of documentation prior to the activity BEFORE the event.  No approvals afterward by the board.
    • MI: No CE requirement
  • The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
    • AL MFTs: Credits authorized by NBCC or any other state licensing agency will be accepted.
    • MA MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 
    • MI: No CE requirement.
  • The following state boards accept ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY

New York Board for Social Workers (NY SW)
Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115. 1.0 hour.

New York Board for Psychology (NY PSY)
Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 1.0 hour.

NBCC
The Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADAA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

CAMFT
The CAMFT board accepts credits from providers approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). 

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Some ADAA professional webinars focused on diversity or cultural competency subject matter are eligible for the Cross-Culture Competency Diversity Credit. If a webinar is eligible for this credit, it will be reflected on your credit certificate.

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