Research over the last decade has identified internet addiction as an emergent mental health concern. Most recently, the American Psychiatric Association has considered including internet addiction as a condition to be listed in the forthcoming DSM-V. This Web Conference will show mental health practitioners how to diagnosis and treat internet addiction. Assessment issues, various forms of the condition, evidenced-based therapy approaches, and future trends will be covered in this ninety-minute presentation.
This Web Conference is designed to help clinicians:
1) Identify the diagnostic criteria for internet addiction;
2) Recognize subtypes of internet addiction;
3) Describe one assessment tool for evaluating internet addiction;
4) Describe at least one technique for treating internet addiction;
5) Describe at least one future trend in the technology addiction field.
If you have any questions about this Web Conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.
Kimberly Young, PsyD
Licensed psychologist Dr. Kimberly Young is internationally known as an expert on addiction to the internet. She is the founder of the Center for Internet Addiction, which she started in 1995. Dr. Young has authored numerous book chapters, articles, as well as four books about internet addiction. Her books on this subject include Caught in the Net (which was the first book to address Internet addiction and has been translated into six different languages), Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide for Evaluation and Treatment, Tangled in the Web, and Breaking Free of the Web: Catholics and Internet Addiction. Dr. Young's work has been featured widely in various media sources such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Newsweek, USA Today, CBS News, Time, CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. Dr. Young is also a recipient of the Psychology in the Media Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and she was awarded the Alumni Ambassador Award for Outstanding Achievement by Indiana University at Pennsylvania. Dr Young is currently a professor at St. Bonaventure University and also serves as an expert on the website Addicted.com.
1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this Web Conference in its entirety. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
In short, participants will be able to listen to the live event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
This Web Conference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org Members.
This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.