and Social Networking Addiction
I would like to personally invite you to my next professional training. Of all my trainings, "Caught in the Web" is my favorite. It is both topical and clinically relevant to our work. As with my other trainings, I try to deliver a training experience that is informative, applicable to our jobs and entertaining. This is a 6 hour CEU training.
I hope you will consider contacting AATP of Illinois to attend this training or PESI to watch it via webcast or to purchase the DVD. If you have any questions about this or any of my other trainings, don't hesitate to contact me by email or visit my website for more information.
"A new and rapidly growing population of Internet addicts has emerged. The Internet has become the global "drug" of choice. As a result of the constant technological advancements of our computers, phones and tablet devices, the Internet has never been more enticing, alluring and compelling. Due to the proliferation of online social sites for recreation, dating and other "hook-ups," it is all too easy to log-in, tune-out and engage, while never leaving the comfort of one's own home. Apart from the seemingly harmless social Internet dating options, one can schedule a sexual affair in the amount of time it takes to pour a glass of water. The Internet has become the "portal" to a new reality - virtual reality. This training is designed to address the true costs of Internet Addiction Disorder. The training will explore the impact of the seductive and addictive nature of cyber sexual, romantic, social (i.e., Facebook) and fantasy websites. The diagnostic criteria, signs, symptoms, demographics, cause/etiology and biological/neurological aspects of IAD will also be examined. Gain a fresh and comprehensive perspective on a critical phenomenon of the 21st century. "