• Elmergreen Associates now recruiting participants for Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Study!

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    January 30, 2019

    Volunteers Needed 
    For Virtual Reality Research Study 


    The purpose of this study is to understand how an increase in the realism of a virtual environment affects treatment effectiveness for fear-of-flying. The long-term goal of this study is to improve techniques used in virtual reality exposure therapy and to decrease the costs associated with this kind of treatment. The study is being conducted by PhD Doctoral Candidate Chad MacMillan from Walden University.  

    Volunteers must:  

    • Be 18 years of age or older 

    • Have previously flown in an airplane 

    • Experience anxiety and/or fear related to flying 

    • Be willing to be screened for inclusion in the study 

    • Maintain current dosage of any psychoactive medications before and during study 

    • Be English-speaking 

    • Not currently be receiving treatment for the fear-of-flying 

    • Be willing to follow treatment plan of study, which includes attending therapy sessions twice a week for 4 weeks (8 total sessions) with each session lasting approximately 45 minutes.  

    If you agree to be in this study, you will be requested to attend a face-to-face interview and screening session with the researcher for this study and the licensed psychologist overseeing the study. The interview and screening session will last approximately 45 minutes. Your privacy will be maintained throughout this initial process and throughout the study if eligible for participation.  

    If interested in participating in this study, please contact Chad MacMillan at: 
    Email: chad.macmillan@waldenu.edu 
    Phone: (715) 297-3752 (call or text) 

    Location of Study 
    Elmergreen Associates 
    114 Grand Avenue 
    Wausau, WI 54403 
    (Just South of Marathon County Courthouse) 

    No compensation is provided for participation

    Contact:
    Dennis Elmergreen, Psychologist
    (715) 845-7175
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