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

Decrease Screen-time & Reach Your Goals

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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 community based 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

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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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“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety.
The opposite of addiction is connection.”

– JOHANN HARRIS

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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Celebrate Screen-Free Week!

Celebrate Screen-Free Week!

From April 30-May 6, 2018, children, families, entire schools, and communities will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital media entertainment and spend all that free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and...
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Autism and Screen Time: Special Brains, Special Risks

Autism and Screen Time: Special Brains, Special Risks

Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. is an integrative child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, the author of Reset Your Child’s Brain, and an expert on the effects of screen-time on the developing nervous system. Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are uniquely vulnerable to various brain-related...
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CU Boulder Recovery Center Helping Students Fight ‘Screen Addiction’

CU Boulder Recovery Center Helping Students Fight ‘Screen Addiction’

Originally published online by the Daily Camera on 8/6/2016 Student: Netflix, Reddit served as 'coping mechanism for life' By Sarah Kuta Staff Writer Will Jeffery used to spend hours — sometimes days — alternating between playing video games, binge-watching TV shows...
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Internet Technology & Video Game Overuse on the College Campus

Internet Technology & Video Game Overuse on the College Campus

Internet Technology & Video Game Overuse on the College Campus January 21, 2016 For all the convenience that technology brings us, an alarming percentage of people develop bad tech habits that can have serious consequences in their lives. Research has...
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