Mindscape Commons

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Mindscape Commons is an online resource for immersive and interactive content in mental health. It presents and documents nearly 200 VR experiences, as well as some serious games and apps, for teaching and research in counseling, social work, psychology, health sciences, and related programs. It’s also collaborative in nature, so faculty and researchers can create member profiles, upload their projects, and connect with others.

 

Virtual Microcases and Interactive Simulations feature a range of clients and mental health conditions, coupled with interactivity and assessments to gauge comprehension. Other experiences such as The Guardian’s Waiting for Asylum, BBC Scotland’s Inside Anxiety, and 360 Immersive Social Work Home Assessments offer additional options for learning, enhancing empathy, and building skills. Additionally, the Mindscape Commons points to many Open Access VR content as well as VR research projects.

Library Note: 
This resource is available to SF State through a one year subscription until December 2021 at which time renewal will be dependent on availability of funds. For technical assistance, contact: support@coherentdigital.net. The SF State point person for this resource is Rebecca Toporek, Professor, Dept. of Counseling (rtoporek@sfsu.edu)