Oil City News | Ohmni Robot in Counseling Education Program

Jan 14, 2021 | Media

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TELEPRESENCE ROBOTS IN THE UW AT CASPER COUNSELING CLASSROOM

The two Ohmni robots are being used primarily for teaching students play therapy and basic counseling skills to experience the role-playing that is essential for students in counseling. In the time of COVID-19, when close proximity is not an option, the robot allows the students to practice play therapy or basic counseling as if they were there with the client. For example, witnessing non-verbal cues is a large part of play therapy and by using the robot, masks don’t inhibit building the skills they need to be successful—as only one person is actually in the room no masks are required. It’s a good solution for therapy with kids, who have not been bothered by the fact that a robot is in the room with them.

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