Wikistrat recently concluded a geostrategic simulation titled “Jobs of the Future”. This crowdsourced simulation outlined the jobs of tomorrow by building the case — step by step — for their logical emergence in response to socio-economic trends and/or technological advances. The purpose here was to capture and analyze a shifting job landscape.
One particularly intriguing job of the future was that of Cybertherapist.
With the advancement of cyber technologies in competing industries, virtual reality clinical techniques will be introduced to the therapeutic practice. Two therapy-related careers will be launched: Cybertherapy and Cyberpsychology.
Cybertherapy will offer patients psychotherapy and aspects of physical therapy via the Internet. Therapists provide their expert service to patients on specialized websites using virtual reality-based clinical techniques.
Cyberpsychology is related to the different methods individuals are affected by technology (particularly computer technology) and mediated interactions between individuals. Cyberpsychology studies and treats behavior online, but it also researches the broader effects of cyber-technology in online-only interactions that are unique to the virtual world.
Cybertherapy is a rapidly growing field due to the integration of telehealth technologies with the Internet and virtual reality, videophone, audio and video chat, email, SMS and new Instant Messaging. These technologies have been used successfully in a variety of healthcare matters such as assessment, rehabilitation and therapy in clinical psychology and neuroscience. Read More →