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In-Person Seminar

Tech Addiction & Digital Health in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults: Level 1 Certification for Clinicians & Educators


Speaker:
Nicholas Kardaras, PhD, LCSW-R
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP056045
Brochure Code:
MEL90650
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast | Digital Seminar | DVD
Location:
Hilton Long Island - Melville, New York

Dates

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Description

We are on the verge of a global public health crisis – and the kids, teens and young adults you work with are at the greatest risk.

Young people are living their lives in front of a screen with disastrous results. ADHD, depression, suicidality, anxiety, sleep irregularities, thought disorders, and stunted social skills are rising dramatically. Whether you’re a mental health professional or school-based professional the resources available have lacked the concrete strategies and real-life interventions you need to effectively intervene in this growing epidemic.

Dr. Nicholas Kardaras is an internationally renowned expert on tech addiction, author of the best-selling book Glow Kids, and founder and chief clinical officer of Maui Recovery in Hawaii, Omega Recovery in Austin and the Launch House in New York.

Join him at this Certification training and get the most effective tools, strategies and techniques you need to help children, adolescents, young adults and families hijacked by technology overuse.

Attend and discover:

  • Clinical and school-based interventions for problem screen usage
  • Safe and effective strategies to work with kids hijacked by tech addiction
  • How family dynamics relate to problematic digital behaviors – and what you can do about it
  • Proven interventions to reduce video gaming, social media, and YouTube obsessions
  • Strategies to improve digital boundaries and discipline

Best of all, completion of this training meets the educational requirements should you choose to apply to become a Certified Digital Health and Wellness Level 1 Professional (CDHWP) through the National Institute for Digital Health and Wellness (NIDHW). To learn more about how you can apply for CDHWP certification and distinguish yourself from other professionals, visit www.nidhw.org.

Sign up today and leave feeling prepared and confident in your ability to lead young people hijacked by tech overuse on the path to a better life!


2 EASY STEPS TO CERTIFICATION

  1. Attend this Certified Digital Health and Wellness Level 1 Professional (CDHWP) event with tech addiction expert Nicholas Kardaras, PhD, LCSW-R
  2. For full certification details, apply for CDHWP certification with National Institute for Digital Health and Wellness (NIDHW), and redeem $50 off your CDHWP certification fee, visit www.nidhw.org

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Counselors

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Counselors - Vermont Counselors

This program is approved by the Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners (BAMHP) for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Social Workers - Social Workers

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Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - New York Social Workers

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Social Workers - Vermont Social Workers

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Psychologists - New York Psychologists

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Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Addiction Counselors - Generic

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


New York Addiction Professionals

This course has been approved by OASAS for 6.25 clock hours toward Initial Credentialing for CPP Section #1 or CPS Section #1 or Renewal for CASAC, or CPP or CPS. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.

 

NEW YORK PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To automatically receive a special certificate, please answer YES to the question: “New York Addictions Counselors: Do you need the special OASAS certificate?” while completing the online post-test/evaluation.

 


Educators/Teachers

This course is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 6.25 clock hours in length.


New York Educators Live

PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider # 3322. This  activity is offered at .6  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

 


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

Intermediate Level

.6 ASHA CEUs

 

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Handouts/Brochure

Speaker

Nicholas Kardaras, PhD, LCSW-R's Profile

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Nicholas Kardaras, PhD, LCSW-R, is an Ivy League educated psychologist, best-selling author, internationally renowned speaker and an expert on mental health, addiction, and the impacts of our digital age. He has developed clinical treatment programs all over the country and is the founder and chief clinical officer of Maui Recovery in Hawaii, Omega Recovery in Austin, and the Launch House in New York.

Dr. Kardaras is a former clinical professor at Stony Brook Medicine where he specialized in teaching the neurophysiology and treatment of addiction. He has also taught neuropsychology at the doctoral-level and has worked closely in developing clinical protocols with Dr. Howard Shaffer, associate professor at Harvard Medical School and the director of their Division of Addiction.

Dr. Kardaras is the best-selling author of Glow Kids (St. Martin’s Press, 2016), has written for TIME magazine, Scientific American, Psychology Today, Salon, the NY Daily News, and Fox News, and has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, the CBS Evening News, Fox & Friends, NPR, Good Day New York and in New York magazine and Vanity Fair. He was featured on the 2019 A&E TV Series Digital Addiction and his 2016 NY Post Op Ed “Digital Heroin” went viral with over six million views and shares.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Nicholas Kardaras is the CEO and Chief Clinical Officer of Omega Healthcare Group, and he is the founder of The National Institute for Digital Health and Wellness and the Austin Serenity Recovery Homes. He has an employment relationship with Stony Brook School of Social Welfare and maintains a private practice. Dr. Kardaras receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Nicholas Kardaras has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


Objectives

  1. Formulate the neurological, dopaminergic, and hormonal/adrenal impact of screen time on children, adolescents and young adults.
  2. Analyze the emerging research related to behavioral interventions for technology overuse.
  3. Designate how tech overuse can impact pre-existing mental health disorders
  4. Assess for problem screen usage, stressors and triggers and help client/student develop healthy regulation skills.
  5. Debate the pedagogical impact of “Education Technology” and use of screens in the classroom.
  6. Utilize strategies for parents/caregivers to work with problem screen usage within the home including boundaries, discipline and communication.
  7. Integrate interventions rooted in mindfulness, narrative and archetype work, experiential therapy and immersive nature therapy to help clients/students better regulate screen use. 

Outline

The Origins of Screen Culture
  • The origins of “Indoor Children”
  • Difference between passive TV viewing and immersive/interactive modern screen experiences
Neurological Impacts of Technology Overuse
  • The role of dopamine in addiction
  • The dopaminergic effects of screens on the brain
  • A view of screens as “digital drugs”
  • Brain imaging research and the effects on the frontal cortex
  • Hormonal impacts of tech overuse
Clinical Research: Technology Overuse Impact On:
  • Depression and social media
  • ADHD and screen-time
  • Anxiety and screen-time
  • Thought disorders and video games as well as “sensory overload”
  • Increased aggression and video games
Assessments and Observational Tools
  • Assessment tools
  • The difference between “overuse” and “addiction”
  • A comparison with substance addiction assessment
Technology Addiction/Overuse Intervention
  • Not all tech addiction is the same
  • Specific digital usage problem, stressors, triggers
  • Underlying and co-morbid issues
  • Residential vs. outpatient treatment: Pros and cons
  • How to implement a “Digital Detox”
  • Importance of nature, meditation and exercise
Technology in the Classroom: Pedagogical Impacts of Screen Time
  • Research on educational outcomes of classroom technology
  • Phones in the classroom and standardized test scores
  • Screens in the classroom and impact on reading and comprehension
  • Comparisons of “Low Tech” schools and one-to-one screen schools
  • Ed Tech: a $60 billion annual industry
  • The Los Angeles “iPad Fiasco” and the Amplify initiative by Rupert Murdoch
Working with Families and the Family Dynamic
  • Validate that the issues harming families are indeed real
  • Address dysfunction contributing to the problem
  • Family psychoeducation
  • ”Family Intervention Plan”: The solution needs to be a collective one
”Mindful Digital Usage”: How to Reintegrate Back into Healthy Tech Usage
  • Individualized digital “re-entry” plan: Hands-on activity
  • Help the child to identify healthier “Digital Vegetables” vs. “Digital Candy”
  • Measure progress and what to do if there is a setback
Case Study Review
  • Learn interventions and strategies to handle:
    • Mood-dysregulated 13 year old male, Dx Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)
    • Violent adolescent male, Dx ADHD and conduct disorder, video gamer, school refusal, assaults parents
    • Suicidal adolescent female, Dx depression, disordered eating and self-injurious behavior, social media platforms 8-10 hrs a day
    • Twenty-five-year-old graduate student, very politically-interested, stays up all night “hyper-link” surfing, hears voices, paranoid
    • Social-media obsessed mom, neglects young children, marriage is suffering, children acting out

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Professionals
  • Case Managers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • School Social Workers
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • School Administrators
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

Reviews

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Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 14

Comments

Jenny K

"One of the best PESI trainings I've been to. Excellent content, excellent speaker. "

Diane T

"Really great webinar! I'm apprehensive of the online format of seminars, but this was very well done and I learned A TON!"

BRADLEY Z

"Few tech problems, but that happens. FANTASTIC COURSE!!!"

Kelsey B

"Excellent webinar! Thanks to Dr. K. and his tech support:)!"

Amanda P

"Dr. Kardaras was engaging and informative throughout the entire training. This was one of the very best trainings I have attended. I am energized to use the information presented to help my clients and to learn even more!"

Doreen B

"Content was excellent; tech issues were a bit frustrating"

Rita K

"Program was extremely informative."

Nora C

"Good training and valuable information provided for practice"

Sheryl S

"This class was amazing. I learned so much that I didn't know and am excited to share with my team tomorrow!"

Jeannette S

"I was extremely pleased with this course "

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