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Manuela Ferrari

2023-09-15 @ 12:00 - 13:00 EDT

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Please join us for the next Mental Health and Society Event on Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 12:00PM-1:00PM. This workshop will be organized by Dr. Manuela Ferrari, Geoffrey Meugens, and Ludic Mind Studio team.

Please join us with your great ideas and thoughts on this topic!

The event will be held via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 885 7960 0660
Passcode: 926571


Manuela Ferrari, Geoffrey Meugens, and Ludic Mind Studio team


Using simulation-based training to bridge the knowledge to practice gap and improving mental health care: Learning what Virtual Reality (VR) can offer to providers and people with lived experience.



Simulation-based VR training offers a secure practice setting where trainees confront problems and situations as they naturally occur, improving their knowledge, skills, and confidence. While simulated VR training developed for physicians helps promote safe, efficient and evidence-based healthcare decision-making, training for mental health professionals needs considerable improvement, as crucial opportunities to adopt VR training are often overlooked. Building on existing knowledge, VR simulation has particular relevance for adult learners, who may address their practical and clinical needs in relation to daily activities. VR simulation in mental health settings creates a unique environment for both providers and patients, who access psychoeducational content interactively in advancing their personal and professional development. Trainees benefit from a learner-centered educational experience that is accessible, secure, and stimulating. During the workshop, presenters will showcase the Ludic Mind VR simulation training platform that was created to deliver evidence-based simulations while promoting clinical reasoning for providers and improving their “soft skills”, and those of patients. Workshop participants will develop a VR practice scenario using scenario templates and gain exposure to gamification approaches that provide more complex and realistic training experiences.

For more information see the Ludic Mind Studio Virtual Training for Professionals video.


12:00 - 13:00 EDT
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