News & Events
January 26, 2023
Virtual Town Hall: Virtual Reality Supported Psychotherapy for Public Safety Personnel
Date & Time:
February 8, 2023 11:00 am CST (1:00 pm EDT)
3MDR is an emerging virtual-reality supported intervention that is being studied. To date, publications have focused this intervention on military members and veterans who experienced combat trauma and meet the criteria for treatment resistance. Recent studies have started to address the use of this intervention with other demographics affected by post-traumatic stress injuries such as public safety personnel and healthcare professions both as a primary and secondary intervention. This presentation will discuss the current state and research surrounding 3MDR and discuss how this, and other novel technological interventions, may assist PSP with PTSI and moral injury.
Dr. Chelsea Jones
Post Doctoral Fellow
Heroes in Mind, Advocacy and Research Consortium (HiMARC)
Dr. Chelsea Jones is an occupational therapist at the Edmonton Operational Stress Injury Clinic working with military, veterans and RCMP clientele. She is also a postdoctoral fellow at the Heroes in Mind Advocacy and Research Consortium (HiMARC) through the University of Alberta. Her research interests that include virtual-reality interventions for mental health, cognitive assessment and rehabilitation, moral injury approaches, and workplace reintegration amongst military, veteran, PSP, and healthcare professionals.
Dr. Suzette Brémault-Phillips
Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Director of the Heroes in Mind Advocacy and Research Consortium (HiMARC)
Dr. Suzette Brémault-Phillips is an Occupational Therapist and Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, and Director of the Heroes in Mind Advocacy and Research Consortium (HiMARC), a provincial hub for research, teaching and service in support of military members, Veterans, public safety personnel and their families. Her research interests include resilience, well-being, moral injury, novel trauma-focused psychotherapies including virtual reality interventions, mobile and digital health, implementation science and system capacity-building.
This session will be presented in English