Digital Overuse: The Clinician’s Role in Assessment and Intervention
Winifred Lender, Ph.D.
Santa Barbara County Psychological Association
Oct 18, 2019
The purpose of this workshop is to summarize the current knowledge base on the use and overuse digital devices by children, adolescents, and adults and the link to sleep issues, anxiety, and depression. Case vignettes will be utilized to illustrate the problem of digital overuse. 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 evaluating digital overuse and developing specific interventions to support more healthy digital use balance will be reviewed.
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
Goals and Objectives:
Attendees will be able to:
Review research on the current use of digital devices amongst children, teens, and adults and the evidence of digital addictions.
Describe case study vignettes that reflect digital overuse as a precursor to sleep problems, anxiety and depression.
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.
Identify interventions for developing balance in digital usage and determine which will be most effective for certain populations.
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CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA). The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licensees. 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 give credit only 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.
This salon will be held at 40 Alson Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.