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Techniques Used With Dolphins Can Improve Your Health

It’s the end of January—have you already given up on your New Year’s resolution? If your goal was health-related, that could mean missing out on some potentially life-changing benefits. Change is hard, but techniques used to successfully train dolphins might help you take another pass at that resolution. So, whether you want to learn how to perform synchronized backflips or just lose a few pounds, here are some tips.

Impacting the Island People Across America

Lake bound island

Dr. Jamie Adler, the director of T2’s Telehealth program, recently moved from T2’s offices near Tacoma, Washington to those on the other side of the country in Washington, DC. In an email to T2 staff, he included some observations made while driving across the country solo in relation to those who use our products. The following is an excerpt from his email.

Psychology Residents Experience Telehealth Frontiers

Professional workshops often include role-playing activities. But they usually don’t involve the workshop leader creating an image on a large screen of the vehicle in front of you being flipped by an IED blast as a volunteer describes a war-zone ambush. That kind of thing definitely makes an impression on an audience.

"People told me they were riveted," said Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, the workshop presenter who operated the virtual reality program while a volunteer psychologist wearing a head-mounted display role-played reliving memories of trauma.

Telehealth is just as good...

My colleagues and I recently published a meta-analysis which compared synchronous telehealth therapy to standard care for the reduction of depression symptoms. For those unfamiliar with the term, telehealth is the use of technology to connect patients and providers separated by distance and time. Synchronous telehealth therapy is the use of videoconferencing or teleconferencing to conduct therapy with patients.

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