LIVE: Humanizing Digital Spaces, Mental Health in the Metaverse- What We Need to Know

August 12, 2022  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Staci A. Hayes , PhD
Staci A. Hayes , PhD

August 12, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

3 Hours

$200 Registration

The live professional training program on Humanizing Digital Spaces: Mental Health in the Metaverse- What We Need to Know is presented by Staci A. Hayes, PhD.

This program will cover the basic information that mental health professionals need to know about the Metaverse and provide opportunities to discuss how the application of mental health can be instilled with inclusion and sensitivity.

Although not a new concept, the Metaverse has gotten a lot of attention lately as many wealthy and influential people have double-downed on its success. Most recently, Facebook has renamed its platform Meta positing that some are considering the Metaverse to be a game-changer. With so many of us still utilizing technology to see clients over zoom and work from home, the pandemic has created a very unique opportunity to explore the efficacy of this virtual future. Timing could not be more poignant for us to start having this conversation with ourselves and other mental health professionals about our ability to humanize this technological wonder. Can we provide mental health services in this space- Bring humanity, empathy, and therapeutic intent? You have mostly likely seen the Metaverse represented in both television and movies. Black Mirror, Westworld, Altered Carbon, Avatar, Inception, Iron Man, Matrix, Ready Player One, and Wreck-it Ralph have all showcased visual representations and imaginings of the Metaverse. As technology races to catch up to the vision and imagined concept of the Metaverse, we are given a unique and precious opportunity to instill a sense of hope, embrace a significant cultural shift, and rebuild the world for the people we serve.

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals. (Intended Audience).

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians. (Experience Level).

CE / CPD Credit

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Presented By

Staci A. Hayes , PhD

Staci Hayes, Ph.D, LPCC received her Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision in 2019 from Kent State University where she taught classes in both Counseling and Human Development and Family Studies. She was honored with being awarded the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award from the Education Heal...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe an overview of the Metaverse and the defining concepts

Describe implications for mental health in the Metaverse

Describe the boundaries and opportunities for the installation of mental health practices in the Metaverse

Describe specific applications for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

This is a live program only and will not be made available on-demand. If you are unable to attend live please contact customer service 48 hours before the live event to request a refund.

Event Conduct

Event Conduct

Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.

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