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SBCPA Salon Series: Supporting Families in Developing Balance in their Digital Use—The Clinician’s Role and Tools for Use, presented by Winifred Lloyds Lender, Ph.D.

  • 10 Oct 2014
  • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 2060 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 202 (access off of Mission Ridge Rd), Santa Barbara


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The purpose of this workshop is to summarize the current knowledge base on the use of digital devices by children and adolescents and its link to sleep issues, anxiety and depression. Case vignettes will be utilized to illustrate the present problem. Attention will be given to how a clinician can integrate an assessment of digital use into their intake interview and the use of self-report measures that address digital overuse. The role of the clinician in supporting a family in developing a digital floor plan and a family digital plan will be reviewed. The use of specific cognitive and behavior strategies to support a real world and virtual world balance will be reviewed. A sample effective family digital plan will be presented.

Goals and Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Review research on the current use of digital devices amongst children, teens and

    young adults and the evidence of digital addictions.

  2. Describe case study vignettes that reflect digital overuse as a precursor to sleep

    problems, anxiety and depression.

  3. Review the importance of assessing digital use and real world/virtual world

    balance in intake interviews and self-report measures. Identify specific assessment

    tools to assess the severity of overuse.

  4. Identify interventions for developing balance in digital usage, including the digital

    floor plan and the digital family plan. Review the importance of modeling, consistency of expectations/consequences, balance and reinforcement.

Timed Outline:

5:15-5:30pm – Greet, sign in, and socialize
5:30-5:35pm – Introduction of speaker and opening remarks
5:35-6:45pm – Presentation of topic (following the above description and objectives) 6:45-7:00pm – Q&A/evaluations 

About the Presenter:

Winifred is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Santa Barbara. She provides cognitive behavioral therapy for adults and children with anxiety, depression and sleep regulation issues. Winifred completed her undergraduate work at Cornell University, received her master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  In addition to her work as a psychologist, Winifred writes a column for a local digital news outlet on psychological issues and recently published a book on the topic of parenting in the digital age.  She is a past President of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association and a member of the Storyteller Advisory Board and the Crane Country Day School Board.

1.5 CE's available for California-licensed Psychologists

The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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