Virtual Counselor Cognitive Support System

Screenshot "Virtual Counselor" Cognitive Support System

Start Date

August 29, 2014

End Date

June 10, 2016

Current Status

Active Development

Project Client:

Dr. George Richardson

Asst. Professor,
Substance Abuse Counseling
CECH – Human Services
University of Cincinnati

george.richardson@uc.edu

Project Lead:

Rebecca Drury

UCSIM | Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research

druryra@ucmail.uc.edu

Project Sponsor:

Chris M. Collins

UCSIM | Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research

chris.collins@uc.edu

Software Download:

Download Link

During development, software downloads may be limited to members of the project team.  For more information or to request access to protected files, contact ucsim@uc.edu.

Project Description

The Virtual Counselor (VC) is a novel computer program that enables users to achieve behavioral change by providing experiential learning via realistic simulations that engage users in cost-effective and safe virtual environments. The VC stands apart from existing computer-based educational and treatment applications because it is content-neutral and applicable to a very broad range of health-relevant behaviors. In addition, the VC outputs graphical depictions of client cognition that can enhance client-professional counselor communication and inform clinical decisions.

Initial Prototype