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Intro to Digital Media Overuse: Assessment, Intervention & Treatment
October 15, 2021
9:00 AM-5:15 PM MDT

A live, interactive webinar with two of the world’s leading clinical experts.

 

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Enrollment Includes

* Participants should contact their state licensing board to confirm this NBCC-approved training is accepted.
✝︎ This live webinar 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.

Tech-Free Toolkit

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

This course 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.

It 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 Dr. Brett Kennedy, Psy. D.

This 6.0-hour 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 will be included in the 11th version of the World Health Organization (WHO) International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) in January, 2022.

Attendees will preview criteria to be included in the upcoming ICD-11 manual and review internet gaming disorder, identified as a condition for further study in “Section III, Emerging Measures and Models,” of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5).

This training will provide participants with the skills necessary to work with clients struggling with compulsive video gaming and pornography.

Instructors:
Tracy Markle, MA, LPC
& Dr. Brett Kennedy, Psy.D., CSAT

Tracy Markle and Dr. Brett Kennedy are
co-directors of the Digital Media Treatment & Education Center (dTEC®) in Boulder, Colorado, which was founded by Tracy in 2015. Along with their team of providers, Tracy and Dr. Kennedy strive not only to be effective practitioners, but to pave the way for other counseling and related professionals to learn how to work with digital media overuse (DMO) by developing standards of practice, resources, and educational opportunities.

The Course

In this section, you’ll learn why we use the term Digital Media Overuse (DMO) as well as the difference between overuse and addiction. We’ll cover the short history of behavioral addictions as recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and learn how the West compares with Asian countries in our understanding of digital media addiction. Finally, we’ll review two avenues for behavioral addiction treatment; abstinence and harm reduction. Including what those look like for clients with digital media overuse issues.

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.

This section is a detailed review of all the critical components necessary to effectively implement FITS-IA, an evidence-based integrative treatment approach for digital media overuse & addiction that was developed by Tracy Markle.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop an understanding of the FITS-IA treatment approach and the critical components required to effectively use it.
  2. Identify the 5 types of DMO.
  3. Differentiate between Digital Media Overuse and Digital Media Addiction.
  4. Identify and understand the common
    co-occurring symptoms, behaviors and diagnoses associated with DMO.
  5. Recognize effective harm reduction and abstinence-based approaches to the intervention and treatment of DMO.
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Approved by the National Board of 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-3570. Please contact your state licensing board to confirm this NBCC-approved training is accepted.

“The latest research around developing brains and the impact of exposure to digital media at an early age is so fascinating. I also appreciated the conversation around gaming disorder and the upcoming classification as an official diagnosis in the ICD-11. As a clinician, it’s important to be prepared for this classification, while also addressing it in the present. So many of my students come in having an extensive gaming history. Learning new and effective ways to assess their usage was amazing!”
–FITS-IA® Foundation Training Participant
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Live Webinar

FITS-IA® Foundation Training; Introduction to Digital Media Overuse; Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment, is approved by NBCC for 6 CE hours.

This introductory training provides mental health counselors, addiction specialists, psychologists, occupational therapists, parent professionals, school counselors, and others with the foundational knowledge needed to recognize and assess the five types of digital media overuse (DMO) and Internet addiction. Attendees will become familiar with the common co-occurring factors and diagnoses that those struggling with video games, social media, pornography, information overload, and compulsive spending commonly experience. This informative training will bring attendees up to date on contemporary thinking and treatment of DMO, including the most current research, brain science associated with DMO, and age-appropriate guidelines for use. Practical and efficacious treatment approaches to DMO and the common co-occurring diagnoses will be introduced, including the treatment approach developed by Tracy Markle, MA, LPC, FITS-IA®; Family engagement, Integrated Treatment, Social connection – Internet Addiction.

This live webinar 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.

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