The Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas has joined forces with the StrongMind alliance at the invitation of SoliderStrong. A program that is powered by Dr. Skip Rizzo’s Bravemind virtual reality (VR) PTS exposure therapy program, StrongMind, brings together expertise from the University of Southern California, Syracuse University, Iowa State University, and University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth to deliver post-traumatic stress (PTS) treatment solutions to veterans at VA Centers for Innovation nationwide.

VR Technology

By leveraging cutting-edge VR technology, the program seeks to maximize the effectiveness of this established therapy technique by placing patients in realistic scenarios. The VR element has the added benefit of making therapy more appealing to younger generations.

Complimentary Interventions

In addition to the VR intervention, the Center for BrainHealth will provide BrainHealth Physicals and High Performance Brain Training for participating veterans. The BrainHealth Physical provides pre- and post-treatment measures of cognitive performance, real-life engagement, well-being, social support and depth of relationships. High performance Brain Training teaches strategies that prime the brain to calibrate mental energy, reinforce strategic thinking and ignite innovation. These strategies have been delivered successfully to a wide range of audiences, including corporate executives, special operations units and people who have experienced a brain injury.

Key Contacts

Chris Meek, founder of SoldierStrong

Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, chief director for Center of Brain Health

Dr. Skip Rizzo

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Source: EurekAlert!

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