Virtual Therapy Tools

An interview with Richard Hill of the Science of Psychotherapy https://www.thescienceofpsychotherapy.com/dr-jessica-stone-talks-about-virtual-therapy-tools/?fbclid=IwAR3g1q0a4rZoXeINXDrNHgrBUW0ERqH8uWt1e-Iup0djs2n6dOopZ1jWIfM Check out their site – it is chock full of information! https://www.thescienceofpsychotherapy.com

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Playing With Dragons – Guest Blog

By Lesley Simpson-Gray I’ve found that creativity often comes when I’m looking for ways to solve a problem or bridge a gap.  The issue for me this year is that I’m super-excited about the future applications for the Virtual Sandtray®© (VSA) and virtual reality (VR), but I’m yet to put together a plan (and a…

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Virtual Sandtray®© Storytelling Technique

By Jessica Stone, Ph.D., RPT-S             Storytelling has a rich, vast history. Passed down from generation to generation, stories have informed, taught, warned, expressed, and so much more. Utilizing storytelling in therapy has been highlighted in everything from narrative therapies to play therapy to bibliotherapy. When integrating storytelling into therapy it is important to have…

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Animal Crossing: The Modern Hundred Acre Wood – Guest Blog

by Rachel Altvater, Psy.D., RPT-S Escape for a moment to your island oasis, your own magical, connecting space for solace and replenishment. Animal Crossing is a Nintendo game available on the Switch console. While the game has been around since 2001, the latest edition, New Horizons, surfaced at the start of social distancing and quarantine…

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Virtual Sandtray®© Underworld

by Jessica Stone, Ph.D., RPT-S             One of the powerful benefits of using the Virtual Sandtray App (VSA) is the ability for multi-level, multi-dimensional depiction of one’s world. As we know, sand therapy was created by Dr. Margaret Lowenfeld to provide “a way to allow children to share their inner worlds” (Homeyer, 2020).  The World…

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TOMMI: A virtual reality gaming experience for medical stress management in children – Guest Blog

By: Valentino Megale, Ph.D. Undergoing medical procedures and hospitalization is often a meaningful source of stressful experiences for paediatric patients such as anxiety, pain, social isolation, and uncertainty. The hospital setting ends up disrupting children’s life, removing from their daily routine the means they use to cope with risk, fear and unpleasant events. These aspects…

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