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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®
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
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.
Parents and Screens 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.
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.
“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety.
The opposite of addiction is connection.”
– JOHANN HARI