Guest Talk: Improving the Emotional Regulation of Incarcerated Persons Using Virtual Reality, with Ethan Moeller

Chasing the face of how professions learn and train

This is a private event

Mar 24

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Russell Hall 306

Gottesman Libraries 3rd Floor

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NSENA's mission is to transform training using virtual reality. Nsena’s focus is the criminal justice space ranging from such disparate groups as police officers to incarcerated persons. Nsena's work with incarcerated persons has focused on Juvenile Lifers, those in prison most of their lives from adolescence, and the long term incarcerated. Nsena uses virtual reality to help these and other incarcerated persons prepare for life after prison. Virtual reality offers a unique ability to bring the outside world inside prison. Nsena offers both daily life skills training and social skills training. Daily life skills can include tasks as simple as crossing the street or doing laundry, and social skills include tasks as complex as de-escalating family conflict and job interviews. Nsena’s newest project is a partnership with a state heavily affected by the opioid epidemic to use virtual reality at the crossroads of opioid addiction and the prison system. The ultimate goal of using virtual reality to transform training in prison is to help re-entrants succeed for the benefit of themselves, their families and their communities.


Ethan Moeller is Founder and CEO of NSENA. He is excited to lead Nsena on this mission as it works to expand the possibilities of virtual reality training.




This event is co-sponsored by the Social Emotional Learning Society (SELS) which is dedicated to inspire and encourage the use of SEL programs and concepts in all educational settings. This community is deeply invested in the social and emotional considerations of our students, parents, faculty, and other stakeholders. If you are interested in getting involved in the Social and Emotional Learning Society, please email jie2122@tc.columbia.edu.


Persons interested in attending may rsvp by Monday, March 23rd.


Where: 306 Russell



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