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Identifying,Assessing,Treating Problematic Internet Use & Video Gaming w/youth Jan 22 ,2021

Date: January 22, 2021

Balancing Technology Use:  Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Problematic Internet Use and Video Gaming with Youth

Friday, January 22, 2021   10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Training Via Zoom

Course Fee: $75  $60 early bird - register by January 8th Ask about student discount

3 CEUs

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The internet has become an integral tool used in daily living for work, education, and entertainment and is becoming universally available.
Despite the potential educational and other value posed by the use of the internet, many attributes of the internet can nurture problematic or addictive behavior.
Across different samples and approaches to measurement, it appears that between 3 and 17% of adolescents are impacted by symptomatology parallel to that experienced by those with impulse control disorders or behavioral addictions.
This presentation will provide an overview of how to identify, assess, and treat problematic internet use (PIU) and internet gaming disorder (IGD).
These behaviors can cause negative consequences on the quality of life of individuals, families, and societies.
PIU/IGD has been defined as losing control to excessive gaming or internet use despite negative consequences, and it is characterized by co-occurrence with mental health symptoms, physical health difficulties, psychosocial issues, and can impede academic or work achievement.
Several psychosocial treatment methods have been used to treat PIU/IGD and a critical review of psychosocial treatments is discussed.
Micro, mezzo, and macro perspectives of PIU/IGD are reviewed and discussed.

*Participants will be provided with a resource guide that includes: Screening tools, full-length measures, community resources, and treatment recourses

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