Virtual Reality as a Therapy Tool.


Virtual-reality headsets have long been thought of as the ultimate gaming accessory. Now, therapists increasingly are embracing them as an effective therapeutic tool. “Virtual reality offers the promise of a fundamentally new way to treat certain psychiatric disorders,” says Elias Aboujaoude, a Stanford University psychiatrist. For full article, visit here.

Reducing our own pain reduces our empathy for pain in others.


In a study with more than 100 participants, Claus Lamm and his interdisciplinary team used an innovative experimental trick, the so-called placebo analgesia effect, to close an explanatory gap in the understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms of empathy. Experimentally manipulating self-experienced pain, they tested whether this manipulation also leads to an equivalent change in empathy […]

Last Call for a webinar on the RSVP/SVR-20 with Dr. Kropp

Spots are filling fast for the webinar with Dr. Randall Kropp as he presents the Assessment of Risk for Sexual Violence using the Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP) and the Sexual Violence Risk-20 (SVR-20) on October 7th. There are two sessions to accommodate all schedules! We limit the space in each session to provide […]

Final call for Fall Training with Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates


Spots for the Fall Training course with Professors Michael Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo are filling fast! We limit the number of participants in each Fall Training session to ensure that you have the opportunity to engage in meaningful interaction and discussion with the instructors. This 30-hour training program on Mental Disability Law and Criminal Law […]