dTEC® Specializes in the Treatment & Education of Digital Media Overuse

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Digital Media Overuse (DMO) commonly known as “gaming, Internet or technology addiction” interferes in academic and workplace success, leads to sleep problems, increases social isolation, and negatively effects physical and mental health. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

Our Approach: FITS-IA®

FAMILY
INTEGRATED TREATMENT
connection
for treating
INTERNET ADDICTION

Our Approach: FITS-IA® is a systemic treatment approach that provides education and clinical support to both the individual and the family struggling with DMO to eliminate the negative impacts of digital media use, improve family relationships, teach effective emotional regulation and self-care skills and support interpersonal relationships through face-to-face social connections and community engagement.

FITS-IA® is a therapeutic approach that prioritizes FAMILY engagement incorporates INTEGRATED TREATMENT provided by a collaborative treatment team, and facilitates face-to-face SOCIAL connections, recovery, and community relationships for treating INTERNET ADDICTION and support recovery and long term change for individuals and families. See more

No-Cost Digital Media Overuse Weekly Support Groups

  • The Problematic Internet Technology Facilitated (PITF) Support Group is led by a facilitator who is knowledgeable in digital media issues. Group members receive education, strategies, and resources related to digital media overuse and are encouraged to engage in discussion about their challenges and successes in sobriety. The Primary goal of this support group is to cultivate a balanced lifestyle.

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  • Children and Screens Parent Support Group is a no-cost group Facilitated by Dorian Evers, M.Ed. who is a member of the clinical team at the Digital Media Treatment & Education Center (DTEC®). This group provides a space for parents of children, of all ages, to hear about the current brain science around technology use, learn practical & successful approaches to digital media concerns, share resources, information, and support one another through common experiences.

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The Premier Clinician’s Handbook Addressing Digital Media Overuse in Children and Adolescents

Tracy Markle, founder, and co-director of DTEC®, developed the Family engagement , Integrated Treatment, Social Connection for Internet Addiction FITS-IA®, approach and is a featured author, along with other experts from around the globe, in the book: Internet Addiction in Children and Adolescents; Risk Factors, Assessment & Treatment, where she shares the philosophy and interventions embodied in FITS-IA®. This is the first book to thoroughly examine how early and easy access to the Internet and digital media impacts children and adolescents.

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Don’t miss DTEC’s own Tracy Markle on the premiere of Digital Addiction on A&E TV on Tuesday, September 17th at 9PM EDT

Don’t miss DTEC’s own Tracy Markle on the premiere of Digital Addiction on A&E TV on Tuesday, September 17th at 9PM EDT

This groundbreaking new special, uncovers the frightening world of digital addiction and the dramatic impact it has on those who battle it. Following Matthew, a video game addicted teen, and Gina, a social media addicted mother, this special highlights the...
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Gaming Disorder is Officially Recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Gaming Disorder is Officially Recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Excessive Gaming is Linked to Reduced Cognitive Abilities in Students

By: Tracy Markle, MA, LPC Founder, Co-Director of Digital Media Treatment & Education Center Founder, Owner of Collegiate Coaching Services Now that spring semester is upon us, it is important to determine what steps will prepare your student to be...
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‘Fortnite’ is addictive among teens

‘Fortnite’ is addictive among teens

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Letter to BVSD Requesting Implementation of Research-Based Digital Media Practices

Letter to BVSD Requesting Implementation of Research-Based Digital Media Practices

Brett Kennedy, PsyD and Tracy Markle, MA, LPC, co-directors of the Digital Media Treatment & Education Center are supporting their local school district, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) to approach implementing digital media in schools from a well informed, researched-based...
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Treatment Center Addresses Widespread Tech Overuse in College Students

Treatment Center Addresses Widespread Tech Overuse in College Students

Clients of Boulder’s internet addiction service engage in “tech detoxes” to minimize their technology use.   By Casey Van Divier Journalism student at the University of Colorado Boulder  *Names have been changed to protect the privacy of those featured in...
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