ADHD and Technology: Lifelong Frienemies

Presented by Jeremy Sharp, PhD on 12-13-2022 at 9 a.m. Pacific (12 p.m. Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

The relationship between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and “technology” is a long and complicated one. To start, the term “technology” is quite broad. There are many aspects of technology that can be truly helpful for individuals with ADHD. At the same time, social media, video games, and other internet sites are doing their best to command ALL of people's attention, which can pose challenges for those with ADHD.

In this 2-hour continuing education webinar, Dr. Jeremy Sharp will focus on both facets of technology and ADHD--the helpful and not-so-helpful parts--so that mental health clinicians can feel more confident in their work with people who have ADHD. Dr. Sharp will cover the most up-to-date definition of ADHD, specify what counts as “technology,” discuss the neurobiology of screen time, explain how technology affects kids and adults differently, and outline effective strategies clinicians can use in therapeutic practice.

This continuing education webinar is designed to help mental health professionals:

  1. Describe current diagnostic information for ADHD in children and adults.
  2. Describe definitions of “technology” as it relates to ADHD.
  3. Explain the neurobiology of screen time.
  4. Describe differences in the impact of technology on children and on adults.
  5. Describe at least three strategies for therapeutic intervention with individuals diagnosed with ADHD.

Statement of program material’s accuracy, utility, and risks: Course references will be provided by the presented. This program discusses general strategies for applying the concepts taught in a clinically responsible manner. As always, misapplication of the concepts with various populations could lead to unintended outcomes.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None.

PLEASE NOTE: This webinar was originally scheduled for October 20 but was rescheduled to December 13. If you registered before 10/20, your registration remains intact and you are automatically registered for the webinar on December 13. No action is needed from you. GoodTherapy will send a reminder email with login instructions before the webinar on December 13. A homestudy recording of the webinar will be available in your GoodTherapy Member's Area one week after the conclusion of the live event.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety. To receive CE credit hours for an archived recording, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events are generally considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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To receive CE credit hours for an archived event, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 12 or 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events generally are considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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Meet the Presenter

Jeremy Sharp, PhD

Jeremy Sharp, PhD

Dr. Jeremy Sharp is a licensed psychologist and Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that he founded in 2009 and has grown to about 20 clinicians and staff. He earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, he specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two kids.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2022 - 03/30/2025.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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