Continuing Education

Thrive in Life Counseling and Therapy LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association as a sponsor and provider of continuing education for Psychologists. For other mental health professions, please contact your State Board for more information.

Problematic Internet Use and Internet Gaming Disorder: Continuing Education Programs

Saturday, April 28, from 9am to 4pm

Please note that the place for the seminar is at: New Directions Counseling and Consulting PLLC, 404 Bna Dr #110, Nashville, TN 37217 (https://www.ndcacgroup.com )

For more information, please download the PDF file here.

 

PROGRAM A DESCRIPTION:

Problematic Internet Use and Internet Gaming Disorder: History, Criteria, and Comorbidities

Lecture/seminar: 3.00 CE (continuing education credits)

After a brief introduction, the lecture focuses on the history of the internet, and how classification criteria for addiction were applied to the Internet to explain an excessive use of online-pornography and online-games (e.g., list the proposed classification criteria for Internet Gaming Disorder, as introduced in the DSM 5). The lecture focuses on the history of online games and why individuals tend to spend too much time online. Participants also get to know proposed etiological models for internet gaming as well as online-pornography, and what negative side effects and comorbidities can be connected to an excessive use of the Internet. The lecture is applicable to psychologists and mental health professionals working in all types of settings where counseling services are provided.

PROGRAM B DESCRIPTION:

 “Internet addiction” and internet gaming disorder: evidence-based assessment and treatment models

Workshop: 3.00 CE (continuing education credits)

After a brief introduction, the workshop focuses on the history of assessments/surveys that measure excessive use of the internet (“internet addiction”) and Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD). The presenter explains diagnostic criteria for IGD as proposed by DSM 5 (e.g.,  tolerance, preoccupation, or continued excessive use despite psychosocial problems) and motivational factors for playing games. The workshop covers most recent research explaining differences between an excessive/maladaptive use and a healthy/engaged use of online games. The presenter also focuses on proposed treatment models for Internet Gaming Disorder, and how to include an excessive use of the internet in treatment plans. The workshop is applicable to psychologists and mental health professionals working in all types of settings where counseling services are provided.

Target audience:

Thrive in Life Counseling and Therapy LLC’s continuing education workshops and lectures are appropriate primarily for psychologists, but may also be useful to other related behavioral health practitioners or psychology doctoral students.

TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS:

If you want to attend both Program A and Program B ($ 145.00), please reserve your ticket here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-a-and-b-internet-gaming-disorder-tickets-44770885925

If you want to only attend Program A ($ 85.00), please reserve your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-a-internet-gaming-disorder-history-criteria-and-comorbidities-tickets-44770510803 

If you want to only attend Program B ($ 85.00), please reserve your ticket here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-b-internet-gaming-disorder-assessment-and-treatment-models-tickets-44770686328