Olean native and SBU grad to present at International Learning Ideas Conference

READING, Pa. — An Olean, N.Y., native and St. Bonaventure University graduate, Dr. Kryn McClain, CEO and founder of CatapalloVR, will present at the 17th Annual Learning Ideas Conference June 12-14 in New York City.

McClain will present her session virtually. The international conference focuses on innovations in learning and technology for the workplace and higher education.

Her topic, “Unlocking New Horizons: Virtual Reality as an Effective Learning Tool,” addresses how virtual reality (VR) has transcended its gaming origins to revolutionize education and learning. VR’s potential, effectiveness and applications as a transformative tool for immersive learning experiences will be outlined.

CatapalloVR, launched in 2023, offers a platform that caters to the diverse needs of behavioral healthcare companies, educators and individual health care providers.

“With a subscription-based revenue model, our platform serves as an invaluable tool for augmenting treatment and education in the realm of neurodiverse individuals and mental health therapy,” McClain said. “Through a comprehensive range of immersive training modules, we facilitate skill development within a secure virtual environment.”McClain said her passion for CatapalloVR stems from a belief in the power of the newest technology to transform mental health care. Recognizing the pressing need for innovative solutions in addressing the mental health crisis, she is dedicated to creating evidence-based interventions that surpass traditional therapy methods. She said leveraging VR technology has the potential to revolutionize therapeutic approaches, offering immersive experiences that facilitate healing and growth.

McClain is a 2011 graduate of St. Bonaventure’s Master’s in Community Mental Health Program.

Register for the conference at www.learningideasconf.org/registration.

Source Olean Times Herald