April 26, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central Standard Time (CST)
Technology is constantly developing, engineering capability still growing beyond the wildest dreams of our ancestors. It has resulted in massive gains in efficiency, savings of money and time, and access to infinite knowledge. But, as Shakespeare taught us in “As You Like It,” too much of a good thing can be bad. Technology is now tethered by no wires, but connected to everything and everyone. Temptation, distraction, and mindless entertainment just a finger swipe away. Unchecked, our brains now dependent on small dopamine hits social media feeds and gaming apps provide 24/7.
As digital technology continues to play a prominent role in our lives, it is crucial for parents to understand the impact of excessive screen time on their children’s cognitive development. Recent research has shown that prolonged exposure to screens can lead to various negative effects, including decreased attention span and poor academic performance. In order to address this growing concern, therapists have recognized the need for specialized training in supporting parents to better manage their children’s screen time. This continuing education workshop aims to equip therapists with practical strategies and evidence-based interventions that can be shared with parents. Participants will delve into the latest research on children and screen time, exploring how excessive use of digital devices affects brain development and social interactions. Therapists will gain valuable insights into implementing effective parental control measures while still fostering healthy relationships with technology.
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Attendance and Location Details
Date and Time
Friday, April 26, 2024
1:00pm – 4:00pm CDT
2:00pm – 5:00pm EDT
11:00am – 2:00pm PDT
*Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.
This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Learn and understand the most recent and clinically salient research findings around children and teens and media use.
b). Identify and describe common barriers families encounter negotiating screen time with their children.
c). Learn and implement strategies and resources to support parents in managing screens and media use.
Mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, marriage and family therapists, telehealth treatment professionals, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Dawn Friedman, MSEd, LPCC-S
Material Author(s): Dawn Friedman, MSEd, LPCC-S
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