Cognitive Leap Solutions Inc. invites guest speakers in the digital mental health industry to share their experience working in the industry, how the industry has evolved throughout time, and the exciting future that lies ahead. Business leaders, physicians, scientists, and even patients or people like you will join the conversation.
This series is hosted by Skip Rizzo, who is the Director for Medical Virtual Reality at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies and Research Professor at the USC Davis School of Gerontology and USC Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
The next episode's guest speaker and date will be announced soon!
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Vijay Ravindran, Founder & CEO of Floreo
Tuesday June 21, 2022 @ noon PST
In this episode, host Skip Rizzo invites special guest Vijay Ravindran, founder and CEO of Floreo. Vijay Ravindran is an accomplished entrepreneur and technology executive. Ravindran is the founder and CEO of Floreo, a venture-backed start-up developing virtual reality learning for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, and Anxiety. Floreo’s mission is to create the first behavioral therapy metaverse, a virtual world that is safe for learners, equipping them with skills and tools they can apply in their everyday lives. Ravindran and Floreo have developed a VR platform that teaches social, behavioral, communication and life skills for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, Anxiety and other neurodiverse conditions. Ravindran's career spans digital commerce and news media. Learn more about Floreo here.
Jessica Stone, Ph.D, RPT-S
Wednesday April 20, 2022 @ noon PST
In this episode, host Skip Rizzo invites special guest Dr. Jessica Stone who is a licensed psychologist working in a private practice setting in Colorado. She has been a practitioner, professor, presenter, mentor, and author for more than 25 years. Dr. Stone’s interest in therapeutic digital tools, specifically using virtual reality, tablets, and consoles, has culminated in clinical mental health use and research for mental health, medical, and crisis settings. She is the co-creator of the Virtual Sandtray App for iPad (VSA) and the Virtual Sandtray for Virtual Reality (VSA-VR). Dr. Stone has numerous publications to date including Integrating Technology into Modern Therapies, Game Play, Play Therapy Theory and Perspectives, Play Therapy and Telemental Health, and Digital Play Therapy in addition to numerous chapters in a variety of books. She is a member of the AutPlay and Digital Play Therapy Advisory Boards, and serves as an affiliate of the East Carolina University College of Education Neurocognition Science Laboratory.
Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D
Wednesday March 16, 2022 @ noon PST
In this episode, host Skip Rizzo invites special guest Dr. Barbara Rothbaum who specializes in research on the treatment of anxiety disorders. She has been studying PTSD treatments since 1986 and has developed, tested, and disseminated some of the most innovative and effective treatments available. She is an inventor of virtual reality exposure therapy and was a pioneer in applying it in the treatment of PTSD in combat veterans. She has authored over 400 scientific papers and chapters, has published 11 books on the treatment of PTSD and edited 4 others on anxiety, and received the Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.
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