Leveraging Adaptive Sessions Based on Therapeutic Empathy Through a Virtual Agent

Adrián Bresó, Juan Martínez-Miranda, Juan Miguel García-Gómez


This Doctoral Consortium paper outlines the author's proposed research for the improvement of the Human-Agent Interaction (HAI) applied to the computerised based treatment of Major Depression. In patients with chronic conditions such as Major Depression, the non-adherence to the treatment is a serious problem that increases the economic and clinical burden, and worsens the clinical status of the patient. The research work presented extends the work done in the previous author’s MSc Thesis and promotes a better adherence to the treatment through two main contributions: (1) planning a flexible, personalized and adaptive daily interactive sessions, and (2) generating an adequate emotional response in a Virtual Agent used as the main system’s interface based on a modelling of Therapeutic Empathy.


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Paper Citation

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Bresó A., Martínez-Miranda J. and Miguel García-Gómez J. (2014). Leveraging Adaptive Sessions Based on Therapeutic Empathy Through a Virtual Agent . In Doctoral Consortium - DCAART, (ICAART 2014) ISBN Not Available, pages 46-55

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author={Adrián Bresó and Juan Martínez-Miranda and Juan Miguel García-Gómez},
title={Leveraging Adaptive Sessions Based on Therapeutic Empathy Through a Virtual Agent},
booktitle={Doctoral Consortium - DCAART, (ICAART 2014)},
isbn={Not Available},

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JO - Doctoral Consortium - DCAART, (ICAART 2014)
TI - Leveraging Adaptive Sessions Based on Therapeutic Empathy Through a Virtual Agent
SN - Not Available
AU - Bresó A.
AU - Martínez-Miranda J.
AU - Miguel García-Gómez J.
PY - 2014
SP - 46
EP - 55
DO -