Justin Male, MA Individual & Family Therapist

Since 2006, Justin has worked in a variety of clinical settings providing individual, group and family psychotherapy, behavioral intervention and social skills training, therapeutic and executive functioning coaching. Originally a transplant from California, Justin is proud to call Colorado his home and thoroughly appreciates the numerous opportunities and overall quality of life the state has […]

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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 place. They wrote a letter, which included the latest research findings on how digital media […]

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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 this article Emma’s 18-year-old son Brandon was missing meals, struggling in school, and spending hours […]

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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 friends! To learn more about Screen-Free Week, visit their website, www.screenfree.org. Screen-free week activities are […]

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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 impacts of screen time. These electronic “side effects” include hyperarousal and dysregulation—what I call Electronic Screen […]

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Julia Putnam, MA, MFTC Individual & Family Therapist

Julia has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, including wilderness therapy, residential treatment, community mental health, and community-based therapeutic and parent coaching services. She specializes in digital media overuse as well as common co-occurring issues such as social anxiety, autism spectrum diagnoses, ADHD, executive function difficulties, anxiety, and depression. She facilitates a community-based support […]

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Dr. Brett P. Kennedy, Psy. D. Co-Director
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Brett P. Kennedy is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and couples.  He engages a developmental and dialectical behavioral (DBT) approach to his work with substance abuse, behavior/process “addictions” and in treating mental health issues.  As a “digital immigrant” to the technological revolution, Dr. Kennedy has seen both the pros and the perils that digital media brings to

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Tracy Markle, MA, LPC Founder & Co-Director
Individual & Family Therapist

Tracy has worked in a variety of clinical, academic, therapeutic settings providing services to teens, adults, and families since 1992. The areas she specializes in are, the treatment and recovery from digital media overuse and addictions, substance abuse, mental illness, social isolation, improved relationships, successful life transitions, and academic and employment success. Tracy and the […]

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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 on Netflix and mindlessly scrolling through the online forum Reddit. When he checked into a […]

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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 identified that 13-18 percent of college students demonstrate signs of internet addiction and technology overuse. […]

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