Virtual Reality and Apps Therapy Course
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Virtual Reality and Apps Therapy Course

The latest technology to treat phobias, depression, stress, PTSD, autism, Parkinson, Alzheimer and burn pain.
3.5 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
60 students enrolled
Created by Prof. Tania Sena
Last updated 8/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 31 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To be updated in the latest Virtual Reality technology applied for therapies.
  • To offer the latest alternative to treat different phobias, depression, PTSD, Alzheimer, Parkinson, autism and pain through Virtual Reality technology.
  • To set-up their own equipment and make money offering Virtual Reality for therapies.
  • To inform their patients about the latest treatments and results acquired by other professionals and universities worldwide.
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  • Student don't need to have any previous knowledge about Virtual Reality
  • Students need to be familiar with emotional pain and therapies.

The Virtual Reality (VR) and Apps Therapy Course has been created to connect this new technology concept of therapeutic approach to professionals, such as:  psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, psychopedagogists, trainees, students, and also, all professionals related to the VR technology industry, patients and anyone who is interested to be updated in the new technologies of Virtual Reality, Apps, Biosensors and their applications focused on the welfare of each specific group or individual..

This is a fast and objective course. In just one hour, this accelerated VR course will explain in twenty-two, very well illustrated short videos, how doctors and researchers of many universities and clinics, worldwide, are using this new  immersive technology to bring relief to patients of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), depression, burn pain, stress, phobias, trauma, panic, fears, autism, Parkinson and Alzheimer. With the help of Virtual Reality, patients are being able to revive their fears, panic and trauma, just like if they were there, in the scene. In addition to  enjoying beautiful, relaxing and, magic environments and landscapes according to the chosen therapy, without leaving the office. 

 There is no need for any additional material to take this course. Each of the twelve sections covered:  the concept of VR; the different VR Apps used for specific therapies (for each disorder); the academic institutions which are applying VR; the results of VR researches worldwide;  the description of  each VR therapy according to various disorders, how to download free and paied VR and non-VR Apps, all informations pertaining to the set-up of their own equipment, and finally, a rich collection of research sources at the click of a finger.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is made for professionals (psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists), trainees and students who are eager to be updated, and aim to present to their patients the latest alternatives of treatment, relief and cure through Virtual Reality technologies, such as: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive and non-VR Apps for therapies.
  • This course ins't for professionals and people, in general, who don’t have any interest on topics related to pain, therapies, disorders (phobias, depression, stress). Also, it isn't for those who don’t have any interest in the approaches related to new technologies of Virtual Reality and non-VR Apps.
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Welcome to students and introduction to the Virtual Reality Therapy (VR) course.
3 Lectures 08:21

Welcome to the course and get to know your instructor. 

Preview 00:21

Knowing the course audience.

Preview 01:39

Virtual Reality and Apps for therapies? What is it? Step into the newest technology of VR that will involve you and your patients, and it will put you right into their emotions  while they're also being monitored by a brain wave monitoring headset - the biosensor.

Preview 06:21
Virtual Reality (VR): institutions, researches and practices of VR, worldwide.
1 Lecture 01:41

Find out all the well-known institutions which are researching and applying Virtual Reality for therapies, 

Preview 01:41
Non-VR Apps for depression
1 Lecture 03:51

What are the most popular paid and free Mobile Apps (Applications) for depression?  

Preview 03:51
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
1 Lecture 03:44

The basic principles and objectives of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the VR immersive approach.

A brief explanation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Description of VR therapies
6 Lectures 16:20

Find out the VR application to treat burn pain. It was developed and succesfully applied by a.US university.

VR for burn pain

Find out the VR application to treat autism. It was developed and succesfully applied by a.US university.

VR for autism

Find out the VR application to treat Parkinson disease. It was developed and succesfully applied by a Parkinson foundation.

VR for Parkinson Disease

Find out the VR applications to treat Alzheimer disease. They are available for free downloads in an online platform for Alzheimer.

VR for Alzheimer

Find out the case of an English musician who suffered from depression and trauma who was succesfully treated by VR, in a British University.

VR for Depression: a post-traumatic condition.

Find out the VR program, a Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy to treat PTSD.  It was developed and succesfully applied by a US university. 

VR for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
VR Apps for Phobias
3 Lectures 14:07

Find out the VR App for flying phobia which has been succesfully applied by two clinics:  in US and Brazil. The total cost of this therapy can be up to US$ 2.000 dollars.

VR for flying phobia

Find out the VR application to treat arachnophobia succesfully applied by clinics and university in the US and Europe.

VR for Arachnophobia

What disorders are being researched and treated with Virtual Reality? 

Full information regarding the applications that are being used to treat different disorders, including their names and web addresses.

Description of the VR Apps to treat each specific disorder.
More VR Concept and Technical Information about Equipment and the VR Experiences
1 Lecture 03:40

Reviewing the relevant points of free and paid Virtual Reality Apps, choosing between PC and mobile models,  and the experience in 3D and 360 degrees. 

Information about equipment and the VR experiences
Different Models of Virtual Reality Headsets
4 Lectures 08:56

What is the Google Cardboard headset? The cost and quality, compared to other headsets, and how to buy it.

Google Cardboard headset

What is the Oculus Rift headset? Its components, the cost and quality, compared to other headsets, and how to buy it.

Oculus Rift headset

What is the HTC Vive headset? Its components, the cost and quality, compared to other headsets, and how to buy it.

HTC Vive headset

What is the Samsung Gear headset?The cost and quality, compared to other headsets, and how to buy it.

Samsung Gear
The Apropriated PC Specifications for the VR Equipment.
1 Lecture 01:57

How do you set up your own PC for the VR equipment to run, according to the professional team? 

The PC specifications for VR
More VR Apps for Other Different Phobias.
1 Lecture 02:08

The developers have made available many, free and paid, VR Apps or VR experiences, in the internet, which can be used to treat different phobias. However, they haven't been officially endorsed by any institution or professional, so far. Thus, they can be evaluated and applied for therapies by you, as a professional.

More VR Apps for many different phobias.
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About the Instructor
Prof. Tania Sena
3.5 Average rating
7 Reviews
60 Students
1 Course
Master degree (Professora-Mestra)

Hello everyone,

I am Professor Tania Virginia Sena and I have been teaching for 18 years.  I have a Master degree in Public Health and Social Welfare, from Oslo University College (Norway).  I have a Postgraduate degree in Psychopedagogy and Neurocognition, and a graduate degree in Sociology. 

I have been studying  neurocognition and neuroscience of emotions for the past 10 years. In regards to VR for therapies, non-VR Apps and the brain wave monitoring, I have been doing many researches in addition to making investments to set-up my own equipment according to the demands of new technologies, in order to know how it is being used to treat disorders  such as: depression, phobias, stress, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Parkinson, Alzheimer and  burn pain.

Now I am glad to share all knowledge that I have acquired by presenting you this course of Virtual Reality and Apps for therapies.