Virtual Reality for Anxiety & Phobias with Dr. Elizabeth McMahon

Virtual Reality for Anxiety & Phobias with Dr. Elizabeth McMahon

On Episode 36, Matt is joined by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth McMahon, PhD, who has been practicing for over 40 years and is a pioneer in the use of Virtual Reality (VR) for treating Anxiety, Fears and Phobias.

Elizabeth worked for Kaiser Permanente Medical Group for 32 years and has since worked in private practice in San Francisco while also writing two treatment workbooks:

Elizabeth helps both clients and therapists utilize VR as a tool to overcome anxiety, fear and phobias. She has a BLOG on Psychology Today and is an advisor, consultant, trainer and author. She is currently offering a 6 hour training on titled- Virtual Reality (VR) for Anxiety and Phobia Treatment: A How To Guide to Using VR for More Practical, Rapid and Effective Exposure Therapy.

On this episode we discuss:

  • The evolution and future of VR for treating anxiety and phobias
  • Preparation and setup when using VR for anxiety
  • Breaking the cycle of anxiety
  • Tech and VR apps
  • Case examples and treating anxiety and phobias with VR
  • Fear of flying, public speaking and common fears and phobias
  • Tips for new therapists

To find out more about Elizabeth or to connect with her visit her WEBSITE

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