About this Research Topic
The goal of this Research Topic is to examine the evidence for the efficacy of interventions supplementing traditional approaches such as talk therapy. For example, by 2021 more than 400 papers had been published in peer-reviewed journals, including meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, and other outcome studies demonstrating the efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Energy Psychology approaches with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other conditions, often at an order of magnitude greater than conventional therapies. It has now also been 25 years since the first mental health applications of VR technology appeared, but digital interventions including applied games, may also hold a key to increasing access to, engagement with, and potentially the effectiveness of psychological treatments. If the future of psychology is to improve and even face a paradigm shift, in both cost effectiveness and with constraints such as online delivery, how can we think outside the box to deliver highly effective interventions?
Studies of the epigenetic, neurological, and endocrinal mechanisms involved in mind-body (somatic) approaches such as EMDR and Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) are welcomed. Studies examining additional elements to the therapy space such as digital equipment, virtual treatments and user-friendly technological tools for clients and clinicians are encouraged.
Original Research, Review articles, Clinical Trials, and Case Reports are encouraged.
We would like to acknowledge that Mahima Kalla has acted as coordinator and has contributed to the preparation of the proposal for this Research Topic.
Keywords: Mind body, therapy, supplement, digital, enhance, virtual, somatic
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