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Digital Media Overuse Affects
Learn to recognize and treat digital media behaviors that can distract your clients from underlying issues.
- Confidently recognize & assess the 5 types of digital media overuse & addiction
- Understand the FITS-IA treatment approach for digital media overuse
- Learn to help clients struggling with compulsive gaming and pornography use
$199 Early Bird Registration ends September 19, 2022
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Introduction to Digital Media Overuse: Assessment, Intervention & Treatment
A live, interactive training for counseling and related professionals from two of the world’s leading clinical experts on digital media overuse and addiction, approved by NBCC for 6 CE hours.
Confidently assess the 5 types of digital media overuse & addiction
Understand the FITS-IA treatment approach
Help clients struggling with compulsive gaming and pornography use
Most therapists never ask clients about their digital media use.
The overwhelming majority of people who use the internet fall in the category of overuse. They use the internet to play video games, watch porn, shop, use social media, or consume content more than they feel is healthy. Often to avoid underlying issues. Unfortunately, most therapists never ask their clients about their digital media use despite the fact that DMO has the potential to:
- Delay social development
- Create emotional distance in relationships
- Increase feelings of isolation, loneliness, depression, or anxiety
- Trigger other addictive or problematic behaviors
You don’t need to specialize in digital media overuse and addiction to benefit from this course.
Digital media overuse is commonly found with:
If any of these describe your clients, you’ll benefit from the opportunity to learn therapist assessment tools for internet overuse. Introduction to Digital Media Overuse provides counselors and related professionals with a foundational understanding of DMO and the skills to help clients address digital media overuse habits that distract from underlying issues.
✝︎ This live, digital media overuse clinical training includes a corresponding workbook with key points, graphics, and space for writing notes. Be sure to register at least two weeks in advance of the training date to ensure your workbook will arrive to you in time.
Confidently recognize & assess the 5 types of digital media overuse & addiction
Understand FITS-IA, the evidence-based, integrative treatment approach for digital media overuse & addiction
Learn skills to work with clients struggling with compulsive video gaming and pornography
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this training for?
This training is intended for psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed professional counselor candidates, addiction counselors, marriage & family therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurses, physicians, school counselors, other behavioral health professionals, and graduate students in related fields.
Who created this training?
Introduction to Digital Media Overuse: Assessment, Intervention & Treatment is designed and taught by nationally renowned digital media overuse and addiction expert Tracy Markle, MA, LPC, founder of the Digital Media Treatment & Education Center (dTEC®) in Boulder, Colorado and her dTEC® co-director Brett Kennedy, PsyD.
Is this training online?
This is a live, online training via GotoWebinar. See “Additional Info” section below for technical requirements.
How long is the training?
The training lasts 6 hours.
What does the training entail?
This clinical training provides counseling and related professionals with the foundational knowledge to confidently recognize and assess the five types of digital media overuse (DMO) and addiction and the common co-occurring factors and diagnoses those struggling with these issues may experience.
Participants will conceptualize the family engagement, integrated treatment, social connection- internet addiction (FITS-IA®) approach for digital media overuse & addiction developed by Tracy Markle. They will get up to date on contemporary thinking and treatment of digital media overuse, including the most current research, brain science, guidelines for use, and practical treatment approaches.
Emphasis will be given to compulsive video gaming and pornography use, both of which are included in the World Health Organization (WHO) International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 11th revision (ICD-11) which went into effect on January 1, 2022. This training will provide participants with the skills necessary to work with clients struggling with compulsive video gaming and online pornography use.
Attendees will review the criteria included in the ICD-11 as well as review internet gaming disorder, identified as a condition for further study in “Section III, Emerging Measures and Models,” of the American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5).
Tracy Markle, MA, LPC
& Dr. Brett Kennedy, Psy.D., CSAT
This section reviews the key factors that lead to digital media overuse: brain science, development, and persuasive design. Participants will learn the latest research findings as well as a brief history of behavioral psychology and its impact on digital media today.
In this section we’ll review the 5 types of digital media overuse, and the common factors and diagnoses that often accompany them, so that you can confidently recognize and assess your clients. We’ll also provide practical intervention and treatment approaches for each.
- Develop an understanding of the FITS-IA® treatment approach and the critical components required to effectively use it.
- Identify the 5 types of digital media overuse (DMO).
- Differentiate between DMO and digital media addiction.
- Identify and understand the common co-occurring symptoms, behaviors and diagnoses associated with DMO.
- Recognize effective harm reduction and abstinence-based approaches to the intervention and treatment of DMO.
Approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors for 6 CE Hours
FITS-IA® Foundation Training, Introduction to Digital Media Overuse: Assessment, Intervention & Treatment, has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Digital Media Treatment & Education Center, LLC (dTEC®) is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3802. Please contact your state licensing board to confirm this NBCC-approved training is accepted.
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Training Opportunities in 2022
There will be three opportunities in 2022 to take the FITS-IA® Foundation training, Introduction to Digital Media Overuse: Assessment, Intervention & Treatment.
Saturday, April 9th, 2022 (Click to purchase this date.)
Friday, September 9th, 2022 (Click to purchase this date.)
Friday, November 4th, 2022 (Click to purchase this date.)
Digital Media Treatment & Education Center (dTEC®) requires your written request to cancel 7 business days prior to the course date in order to receive a refund.
All refunds will be less a 5% administrative fee. Cancellations received within fourteen (14) days of the start date of the webinar/training will not receive a refund, but a credit will be given to enroll in another training class.
There are no minimum enrollment limits for any of our classes since we believe some of the best learning can occur in small groups.
However, should a class need to be canceled due to instructor illness or weather, you will be given a full refund, or you may enroll in another class. dTEC® is only liable for the cost of the class registration fees should a cancellation occur.
If a participant or potential participant would like to express a concern about his/her experience with Digital Media Treatment & Education Center (dTEC®) Trainings, he/she may call or email us. Although we do not guarantee a particular outcome, the individual can expect us to consider the complaint, make any necessary decisions and respond within 30 days time.
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: 2299 Pearl St., Ste. 310, Boulder, CO 80302 or call 1-303-635-6753.
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call us at 1-303-635-6753.