Hi folks,
Now this starts to get interesting. I’ve been involved with this aspect of VR for many years, including some of the 1st translocation experiments and social media work, done by Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz, in the early 80’s, (their work was featured last year at the SFMOMA, Art of Participation retrospective). There has always been interest in and experimentation with the use of VR for health and healing, as well as wargames.
Telehealth has been with us for many years. As to the use in therapy well, the current uses are with types of phobias and let us hope they are successful and help ease people symptoms. The larger issue, are what are the long term results , and implications. Afterall CBT has been using imaginative stimuli to help cure phobias for many years, quite effectively. Can these methods get this type of result, time will tell. Meanwhile the use of VR to explore a persons personal mythology and fixations, could be quite useful.

In Cybertherapy, Avatars Assist With Healing – NYTimes.com