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Comprehensive Virtual Training System Will Provide Doctors with New Tools to Address Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity in the United States remains at historically high levels and is an important health problem. With the support of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), SIMmersion will develop a comprehensive virtual training system to give doctors new tools … Continue reading

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Innovative Collaboration Between SIMmersion and Medscape Will Use Virtual Patient to Introduce Doctors to the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing

Motivational  Interviewing (MI) is a proven approach for encouraging patients towards positive change, and the Blending Initiative—a joint project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)— seeks to expand1Y0-223 … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Virtual Training Helps Doctors Save Lives During the Holidays by Curbing Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Officials warn that the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is “especially dangerous” because of drunk drivers.  This year, a powerful virtual training simulation by SIMmersion, developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the National … Continue reading

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The Soft Skills Challenge

It is easy to lecture on soft skills and then for students to pass a test showing that they have learned the material. But will behavior really change as a result of the lecture and testing? Do role plays result … Continue reading

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E-Learning Development Tip

I once asked a large company training manager about the value of the programs he purchased. He said that nothing changed as the result of the training. The only value was in bringing people together from across the company. Why … Continue reading

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New Approach Leads SIMmersion to International Serious Games Competition Finals

  Serious games often use graphics to create 3-D environments in which the learner tries to accomplish tasks. SIMmersion’s entirely new approach uses video simulations of people to train conversational skills. This novel game is now a finalist in the … Continue reading

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Reflective vs. Active Listening

By Dale Olsen, President and CEO When talking about communication skills, people often talk about both active listening and reflective listening.  These techniques are used by those who are successful communicators.  They are an important part of leadership, suicide intervention, … Continue reading

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Business Opporunity

SIMmersion is looking for people who would like to teach the Interview and Interrogation training system.  Hands-on Interview & Interrogation Training System, or HIITS™, was developed and is currently being taught by Dr. Dale Olsen.  This exciting opportunity to become … Continue reading

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Aiding in Rebuilding the Doctor-Patient Relationship

A Newsweek article contains an article examining the fractured doctor-patient relationship.  The writer Shannon Brownlee fairly examines how several factors have led to a severe decrease in the amount of time doctors are able to spend with their patients.  This has led … Continue reading

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New Obesity Study Discusses “Family” Solutions

In this NPR article by Patti Neighmond, researchers discovered that when one individual attempts to lose weight, other overweight or obese family members also lose weight by proxy. Obesity, we learn, is really a family disease. Dr. John Morton, director … Continue reading

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