This digital seminar is currently on pre-order meaning that the video will not be ready until 2-3 weeks after the program has taken place.
The modern digital world has presented a daunting therapeutic challenge. Technology is in your clients’ hands, and they’re using it daily to interact with the world.
The negative effects of technology overuse are impacting your clients like never before: lower self-esteem, social isolation, emotional dysregulation, the inability to focus or delay gratification, and sexual dysfunction. Even more alarming, growing evidence shows that specific forms of technology use are correlated with anxiety, depression, narcissism, violence and relational aggression.
The average American spends over ten hours per day with screens. If you aren’t asking your clients about their technology use, you’re missing out on a huge portion of their lives.
Watch and discover how to immediately transform your practice with:
Step-by-step assessments for excessive and harmful technology use
Strategies for breaking technology dependence habits
Tools to combat the negative effects of technology overuse in your clients lives
Practical, versatile ways to increase client engagement in “real-life”
Purchase today to help your clients reduce harmful technology use and greatly improve presenting issues of any diagnosis!
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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.
CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D., is a psychologist from Portland, Oregon with 25 years of experience working with individuals and groups. In addition to her private practice, she maintains an international speaking docket and is the author of the book, Deviced! Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital Age, as well as many chapters in several other scholarly books. Doreen is an expert in the area of technology and health. She spends, on average, 15 hours per week culling both scholarly research and pop culture sources to maintain her expertise on how technology is shaping the neurological, interpersonal, and intra-personal lives of individuals today
Doreen is routinely featured on podcasts and with news sources, and she has carried out anecdotal research circles with thousands of college students across the U.S. and Ireland over the last three years. Her unique, fast-paced speaking style incorporates technological, interpersonal, and interactive elements, which makes her uniquely poised to capture the minds and attention of a diverse range of people. Her approach is far from technology-averse, offering instead a balanced perspective and full-spectrum look at the issues of the day.
Financial: Doreen Magee-Dodgen maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Doreen Magee-Dodgen has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Marriage & Family Therapists
School Social Workers
Other Mental Health Professionals
Identify and compare the neurological, interpersonal, and intrapersonal costs and benefits of technology use in clients.
Perform a clinical assessment of technology use and dependence at intake to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
Create a technology use and assessment plan to monitor and reduce technology overuse symptoms, as well as improve client neurological, interpersonal, and intrapersonal level of functioning.
Integrate self-soothing techniques and mindfulness meditation as an approach to managing symptoms and improving clients’ emotional regulation.
Assess the negative effects of client technology engagement with violent, sexualized, monetized, and political content and provide alternative activities to improve treatment outcomes.
Modify technology use and assessment plans for use with special clinical populations such as children, LGBTQ clients and clients with anxiety or depression.
Neurological, Interpersonal & Intrapersonal Impacts of the Digital Age
Get Educated! Know the platforms
The ability to regulate, delay & focus
Shame & self-esteem
Emotional connections to objects
Why boredom tolerance is a good thing
Social & communication skills
Case Study: Brett; considering foregoing college for a career as a professional gamer
Assessment of Technology Engagement & Effects
Address your own technology bias
5 must-ask intake questions
ABCDT assessment model
Recognize addictive technology engagement
Stimulation vs. meaningful self-soothing
Clarify how clients communicate
Take-home assessment forms & tools
Ongoing assessment considerations
Case Study: Family consultation with parents concerned about kids’ technology use
Technology Use Guidelines to Follow with All Clients
Create technology use plans
How to set healthy use norms
Address resistance to digital moderation
Teach digital safety
Strategies to break technology addiction
Counteract negative impacts of over-use
In-session exercises to develop ability to focus
Establish screen-free zones
Develop critical thinking skills
Digital alternatives to highly violent, sexualized or monetized content
Case Study: Betsey; 20 hours of screen time per day
Emotional Regulation Strategies
Create opportunities for boredom
Boredom tolerance exercises
Develop screen-free coping skills
Case Study: Jackie; required by work and vocation to be available 24/7
Relational Interventions: Reconnect Clients with the Real World
Develop & maintain interpersonal skills
Client self-examination of social network use
Interventions for relational aggression
In-session exercises for communication skills
Strategies for social practice
Case Study: Joseph; online dating; spends free time gaming
Strategies to Curb Overuse & Increase Engagement in Embodied Life
Match digital platforms to learning type
Constructive embodied engagement strategies
Strategy modification for digital preferences
Practical kinesthetic offerings
Non-shaming conversations about tech use
Case Study: KC; tapering off video game use
Modify Digital Use Interventions for Specific Disorders & Special Clinical Populations
Case Consideration: How to choose the best technologies for special populations
Please note that the product you are purchasing is a pre-order and has not yet been recorded.
Typically, it is 2-3 weeks after the program date before the digital seminar will be available. If you decide to purchase, you will be notified when the product is ready to view.
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and CE Certificate. The standard price of this program includes the CE Certificate for the main viewer.