Assessing and Treating
Compulsive Internet Use - Behavioral Health Seminar
Finding a Healthy Balance with the Internet
From texting to twitter, cybersex to chat, online poker to virtual affairs,
avatars to MMORPGs, today's technologies have opened a Pandora's box of
temptations that simply couldn't have been imagined a generation ago. A growing
number of adolescents and adults are finding themselves caught up in unhealthy
Internet use and desperately trying to break free. Many of these clients and
their spouses and families are turning to mental health professionals for help.
But therapists have had limited training in how to address these struggles.
You are invited to a timely seminar where attendees will learn the latest
research findings regarding cybersex, gaming, social networking, and online
gambling compulsions. This will include identifying the eight motivators of
problematic Internet use, utilizing specific assessment tools, and acquiring
numerous practical strategies for intervention. This is not a "technophobic"
presentation. Instead, the emphasis is on creating a healthy balance regarding
the use of Internet technologies.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
the dynamics of cybersex, gaming, social networking, and online gambling
Recognize red-flag indicators of compulsive Internet use
Identify the eight motivators of unhealthy Internet use
Utilize specific assessment tools and online resources
Acquire practical intervention strategies
Discuss comorbidity with depression, anxiety, and other clinical conditions
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
SIMPSON, Ed.D, is a criminal-forensic psychologist with three decades of
experience counseling adolescents and adults with sexual compulsions and/or sex
offense. He is certified by the Arizona Supreme Court as a forensic evaluator
and expert witness. In addition, he has been admitted to the National Register
of Health Care Providers in Psychology and the Association of State and
Provincial Psychology Boards.
Dr. Simpson is one of the leading educators on sexual compulsions. With a
creative multimedia presentation, he has provided full-day trainings to
thousands of counseling professionals in over 300 cities and in all 50 states.
Dr. Simpson is the author of Second Thoughts, the groundbreaking book that was
instrumental in helping expose the dangers of "recovered memory therapy." He has
appeared as a guest on Frontline, The Joan Rivers Show, The Leeza Gibbons Show,
Parent Talk Radio, Focus on the Family, and Fox News. He has also been a
professional consultant to a number of national media, including 20/20, 60
Minutes, NBC News, Nightline, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Chicago Tribune,
Dateline, The Today Show, Focus on the Family, and Vanity Fair.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Licensed Professional Counselors
Marriage and Family Therapists
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
Mental Health Nurses
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
This educational offering qualifies for 6
continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local
licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and
certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for
specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education
Provider Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP)
and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
(NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the
program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social
work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider
since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains
responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing
education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers
should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current
continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at
www.aswb.org for more information.
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification
for 6 clock hours of continuing education.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6
CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for
psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on
the APA guidelines.
This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development
requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this
information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional
development/continuing education credit.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM