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Trainings

Tracy Markle, Dr. Brett Kennedy, and the dTEC® clinicians provide specialized trainings, presentations and workshops based on the group’s needs. dTEC® curates its trainings and presentations for all age groups and their particular problem areas and need based on the most up to date research on DMO and treatment.

Introduction to Digital Media Overuse; Assessment, Intervention and Treatment

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2021 Training Dates:
Fri., February 5th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:
Live Interactive Zoom Webinar

Cost:
$300 per person – Early Bird Registration thru Dec. 31, 2020
$350 per person – after Dec. 31, 2020

Maximum Enrollment:
To offer the most effective and interactive learning experience, the
FITS-IA® Foundation Training is capped at 25 attendees.

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This 6.0-hour training provides counseling and related professionals with the foundational knowledge needed to confidently recognize and assess the five types of digital media overuse (DMO) and “Internet addiction,” and the common co-occurring factors and diagnoses. This training will allow the attendee to conceptualize the evidence-based integrative treatment approach for DMO & addiction, FITS-IA® developed and taught by Tracy, along with Dr. Kennedy. 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, guidelines for use, and practical treatment approaches to DMO. Priority will be given on Gaming Disorder and Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder, which will become official diagnoses in the International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision (ICD-11) in January 2022. This in-depth knowledge will prepare attendees to be well trained to recognize and diagnose these issues.

This training is required in order to enroll in the FITS-IA® Intensive Trainings Level I & II.

(FITS-IA® Foundation Training must be completed prior to enrolling in this course)

This 2-day clinical training is for those who are master’s level and doctoral level clinicians. This intensive training builds off of what the attendee learned in FITS-IA® Foundation training, which includes, the develop of assessment skills and clinical interventions and treatment strategies pertinent to DMO & addiction issues.

For interested clinicians:

dTEC offers a Level II training which which incorporates additional clinical tools, strategies, interventions & practice. In order to enroll in the FITS-IA® Level II training series, we require the clinician to incorporate the information from the Level I training over the course of 6 months and participate in regularly scheduled clinical consultations with either Dr. Kennedy or Tracy Markle during this time frame.

The FITS-IA® clinician training program is currently under review to be an approved certification program for clinicians who treat digital media, as well as to be able to offer continuing education units.

Program Content Description

FITS-IA® Foundation Training; Introduction to Digital Media Overuse, Assessment, Intervention & Treatment

The curriculum taught at the Digital Media Treatment & Education Center (dTEC®) was designed by nationally renowned digital media addiction experts and clinicians, Tracy Markle, Founder and Co-Director of dTEC, and Dr. Brett Kennedy,  Co-Director of dTEC. They are at the forefront of the field of digital media overuse treatment.

This 6.0-hour training provides counseling and related professionals with the foundational knowledge needed to confidently recognize and assess the five types of digital media overuse (DMO) and “Internet addiction,” and the common co-occurring factors and diagnoses. This training will allow the attendee to conceptualize the evidence-based integrative treatment approach for DMO & addiction, FITS-IA® developed and taught by Tracy, along with Dr. Kennedy. 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, guidelines for use, and practical treatment approaches to DMO. Priority will be given on Gaming Disorder and Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder, which will become official diagnoses in the International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision (ICD-11) in January 2022. This in-depth knowledge will prepare attendees to be well trained to recognize and diagnose these issues.

CE Credits

Digital Media Treatment & Education Center, LLC (dTEC®) is seeking approval to offer continuing education credit. Please check back for updates.

Tracy Markle, MA, LPC

Founder & Co-Director
Individual & Family Therapist

Tracy Markle, MA, LPC, is the Founder and Co-Director of Digital Media Treatment and Education Center (dTEC®). Since 1992, she has worked in various roles while supporting people of all ages who struggle with addiction and mental illness. After completing her graduate studies in Community Counseling with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2000, she has been specializing in treating addictions and common co-existing factors from a systemic point of view. Since 2009, her clinical practice has focused on understanding and developing treatment interventions and strategies to treat digital media overuse issues effectively and the common co-existing factors, such as anxiety, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a result, Tracy created a systemic treatment approach, called the “Family engagement, Integrated Treatment, Social connection for treating – Internet Addiction (FITS-IA®).” In partnership with Co-Director, Dr. Brett Kennedy, they are excited to share the foundations of the FITS-IA approach for digital media overuse and addiction in this didactic and interactive training.

Brett Kennedy, Psy.D., CSAT

Co-Director
Individual & Family Therapist

Brett P. Kennedy, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples. As a “digital immigrant” to the technological revolution, Dr. Kennedy has witnessed the pros and perils of digital media use on his clients’ lives. As Co-Director of the Digital Media Treatment and Education Center (dTEC®), he brings his expertise to providing not only treatment but training, consultation, and education on digital media overuse to the community. Technology is a part of our lives, and developing the skills to navigate it effectively is critical to our relationship with self and others, on and offline.

Cancellation Policy:

Digital Media Treatment & Education Center (dTEC®) requests your written request to cancel seven business days prior to the course date.

In order to receive a full refund. All refunds will be less a five percent 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.

Complaints:

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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the of the FITS-IA treatment approach and the critical components required to effectively use this approach.
  2. Identify the 5 types of Digital Media Overuse (DMO)
  3. Identify and diagnose Gaming Disorder and Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder.
  4. Differentiate between Digital Media Overuse and Digital Media “Addiction”
  5. Identify and understand the common co-occurring diagnoses associated with DMO.
  6. Recognize effective harm reduction and abstinence-based approaches to the intervention and treatment of DMO.

Agenda 

Training occurs from 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Introductions and outline the agenda for the day

View Gaming & Social Media Videos followed by discussion

Briefly discuss strategies to support Focus & Attention

What’s in a Name & Introduction to Behavior Addictions

  • Gaming Disorder- ICD-11, Jan 2021
  • Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD)

Review Harm Reduction & Abstinence and applying these to DMO

15-min Interactive Discussion

10-min break

Brain science and research findings

Introduction and Conceptualize the 5 types of Digital Media Overuse

  • Gaming
  • Compulsive Spending

45-min lunch

Mindfulness Exercise with Discussion to Follow

  • Social Media
  • Information Overload
  • Pornography

15-minute Interactive Discussion

15-min break

Introduction to Assessment for Digital Media Overuse

  • Big 5 Personality- Protective & Risk Factors
  • Threat Assessment

Examples of treatment interventions

  • Gaming Disorder
  • Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder

Introduce FITS-IA- Treatment Approach for DMO

  • Family Engagement component of FITS-IA will be introduced
  • Integrated Treatment component of FITS-IA will be introduced
  • Social Connection & Recovery component of FITS-IA will be introduced

Q & A and share details about the FITS-IA certification program/next steps.

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals
  • Parent Professionals
  • School Counselors
  • Graduate Students in Related Fields

Reviews

“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

Technical Requirements for FITS-IA® Foundation Live Webinar Training (via Zoom)

Note: Participants must have a stable internet connection for the duration of the training.

Overview

This article lists the requirements for using the Zoom Desktop Client on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Getting started with Zoom

Where do I download the latest version of Zoom?
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How do I use Zoom on my PC or Mac?

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Troubleshooting

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