Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction


Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00 am CDT

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Program Description:

Internet addiction is a new disorder. This program will outline the clinical signs of addictive use of the Internet and the various consequences of the problem including relationship breakups, job loss, social isolation, and academic failure. The program will outline various subtypes of the disorder including online gaming addiction, cybersex addiction, Internet gambling, and social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Finally, the program will outline initial steps in treatment planning.

Program Presenter:

Dr. Kimberly S. Young, earned her B.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, her M.A. and Psy.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana. She is currently the Professor of Management Services and Director of M.S. in Leadership Program at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, NY. She has written many journal articles for the likes of the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, the International Journal of CyberCrime and Criminology and CyberPsychology and Behavior.

Dr. Young also has published several books and book chapters including, Online Gaming Addiction: Diagnosis and Treament, Internet Sex Addiction: Risk Factors, Stage and Treatment and Internet Addiction: The Consequences of a new clinical phenomena.

Continuing Professional Education:

For $10 we offer the following accreditation which can be purchased during the Web Conference: The University of Missouri-Columbia Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.

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