Keynote I – Prof. Dr. Youssef Shiban

Prof. Dr. Youssef Shiban – The use of Virtual Reality in cognitive behavioral psychotherapy 

Prof. Dr. Youssef Shiban, has been a professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology at the Private University of Applied Sciences in Göttingen since 2018. During his Ph.D. and habilitation, he has focused on the use of virtual reality in order to treat and better understand anxiety disorders. Over the past years, he (co-)authored more than 50 publications investigating the working mechanisms behind psychotherapy. His current research interests include using different technologies to examine cognitive change mechanisms in specific disorders like depression and social anxiety.